Name : Stephen M. McFarland
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers
City & State : Atlanta, GA
Job Title Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences : any
Objective : I am seeking a full-time career working for the "building owner", "real estate developer" or "general contractor" with a concentration on commercial projects.
Resume :  
Resume of:

Highly organized, experienced, construction professional
with proven track record of successfully managing businesses
and projects from inception through completion. Established
history of positive results for both the business and the
client. Strong communication skills enable effective
negotiations in business to business and business to client
channels. Adept at recruiting, hiring, and piloting motivated cross-functional teams to accomplish established objectives. Proven ability to coordinate, present and
simultaneously manage multiple multi-million dollar projects
with success and profitability. Skilled at leading presentations to prospective client for acquiring new business or team members regarding continuing education.

Selected Achievements
* Instrumental in the development, organization, and
operation of a $15 million commercial contracting company.
* Managed a staff in excess of 20 employees overseeing all operations including marketing/business development
administrative functions, estimating, project management
job supervision, and accounting. Proficient with percentage of completion calculations, analyzing w/c liability, and builders risk insurance, and personnel benefits packages.
* Personal history of producing average gross profits on projects managed in excess of 12% on a constant basis.
* Tested and obtained and currently hold general contracting licenses in GA, FL, TN, NC, LA, SC.
* Designed and developed brochures, marketing materials
and company website for use in business development.
* Conceptualized and implemented a database program to track and manage all contract documents effectively increasing efficiency in the bidding process and
administrative operations of project management.
* Instrumental in the development of company procedure manual, safety manual, and policy manual.
* Successfully negotiated, purchased, and developed
commercial property for both sale and lease back.

Highlights of Qualifications
*Business Improvement Planning
*Team Leadership/Organization
*Concise/Effective Communication
*Project Cost/Pricing Analysis
*Sales Development/Customer Service
*Effective Contract Negotiations
*Risk Assessment
*Problem Solving/Solution Oriented
*Personnel Management
*Interstate Business Transactions
*Project Estimating/Scheduling
*Operations Optimization
*P&L/Budget Management
*Design/Build Liaison
*Multi-Project Management Ability


Developer/investor/contractor in commercial properties
Vice President
2005 to Present
* Successfully selected, organized, designed and completed
commercial projects for-sale and for lease-back in the southeast.
* Coordinate and manage project design, governmental and local resident approval, pro-forma and construction.
* Scheduled and lead project information meetings with City
Council Members, Development/Engineering Departments and Home Owner organizations as determined by the needs of the development process.
* Scheduled, organized and confidently lead Real Estate
brokers, property owners, business owners, architects, government officials, and local resident organizations through land acquisition and land development processes in order to ensure cohesive, efficient, and timely completion of the transaction.
* Fluent with drafting and presenting offering documents
including letters of intent, lease contracts, and sale contracts.
* Ability to correctly process all required construction
related contract documents including contracts, change orders, RFIs, schedule of values, scope of work, accurate percentage of completion, partial/final lien waivers, billing/invoice schedules, and close-out documentation.
* Acted as director and liaison between the client and architects/engineers during design build contracts. Responsible for overall objective of the design
completeness of the drawings/design, and satisfaction of the client.
* Complete understanding of financial statements including
cash flow, P&L, balance sheet, cost in excess of billings
billings in excess of cost, retained earnings, and
percentage of completion for construction.
* Completed project transactions including land cost development fees, construction fees, and soft costs range from $1.2 million to $10 million.

$15 million commercial general contractor specializing in
restaurant, retail and light commercial construction
1991 to 2006
* Organized and managed all of the daily operations of a
commercial contracting business with annual revenue of $15 million.
* Cultivated and maintained both national and local clients
completing projects in over 25 states in the country.
* Successfully completed projects for remodels, new prototype build, national roll-out, tenant finish and free standing. Have experience with regional and outlet
malls, strip centers, existing building/retro-fit, conversions and raw land.
* Projects completed include free-standing restaurants in-line restaurants, jewelry stores, clothing stores, department stores, gas stations, tire/auto parts stores grocery stores, strip centers, day spas, medical space,
office space and food factories.
* Project contracts ranged from $25,000 to $4.5 million.
* Procured projects and contracts through traditional competitive bid, negotiated contract and design build. Oversaw all phases of the bid process including
estimating/quantity take-off, material pricing subcontractor pricing, schedule determination, and final profit projection.
* Successfully negotiated and completed projects in both
union and non-union labor market in the United States.
* Cross-trained all administrative and management staff
to result in an effective, efficient streamline bid process.
* Designed a trade-show booth and displayed the Company in construction shows and franchisee shows in multiple states.

$50 million commercial general contractor
Senior Project Manager
1989 to 1991
* Responsible for estimating, purchasing, contract negotiations, completion of light commercial
construction projects in the eastern United States.
* Projects included restaurants, department stores and retail tenant finish projects.
* Negotiated and completed a 20 store remodel roll-out with a national restaurant chain. Project was completed on-time and generated an overall gross profit in excess of 18%.
* Completed construction projects in both union and non-union labor markets. Negotiated labor and manpower performance with union companies and leaders.
* Recognized within the Company as the top project manager as related to total gross profit average.
* Managed at least 3 projects on a consistent basis.

One of the nations largest builders of fast food
restaurants with sales in excess of $150 million
Project Manager/Estimator
1987 to 1989
* Responsible for all quantity take-off, material pricing, bid pricing and presentation for bid projects.
* Projects included the new construction and remodel of fast food restaurants.
* Organized, negotiated and completed the roll-out of
50 concept additions for a national fast food restaurant in 4 month. The remodel projects were
staged to complete 4 projects each week in 2 different markets. Exceeded the predetermined project
profit by 12% through volume purchasing and subcontract negotiation.

Assistant Field Superintendent
1987 to 1988
* First position with the Company from college was to help supervise the dining room addition of a fast food restaurant.
* Responsible for material purchasing, labor organization, quality assurance, and scheduling.
* Received the sole responsibility for the completion
of a national casual dining bar/restaurant that was at
the cover-up stage of construction.
* Oversaw the timely completion of the above project including, drywall, wall/floor finishes, parking lot paving, kitchen equipment installation, final
inspections, punchlist and turnover.

Previous Position Held at
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Survey Crew Member/College Internship


B.S. Civil Engineering Construction Option
North Carolina State University

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