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Name : utsch
Industry Type : Estimator
City & State : Allentown, pa
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Construction Recruiters
Objective : none
Resume :  
Robert J. Utsch
2849 Tupelo Street
Allentown, Pa 18103

Objective: To obtain a position that will enable me to use my years of experience and expertise in the area of construction estimating.

Summary: Experienced Estimator and Project Manager
Residential, Commercial.


Construction Estimator with over 20 years of experience estimating commercial & residential projects. Strong business acumen that encompasses the estimation process, renovations, multiple tasks and decision making.

In repair and reconstruction of properties damaged by fire, water, smoke or other peril. Be on call and respond to ES calls, obtain authorization to perform work, answer questions from the concerned parties regarding services provided and resolve conflicts. Create computerized damage repair estimates, visit job sites to review progress of work and also developing of promotional relationships with insurance adjusters.

Major strengths include excellent communication skills, competence, strong team player, and attention to details, knowledge of the current estimating programs (Timberline, JD Edwards, Digitizer, and Titan) also dodge and blue book reports.

2009 Present Brians Professional Cleaning & Restoration
Estimate Insurance & Restoration/ Mitigation claims from fire, water & storms. Create damage repair estimates from computer programs, visit job sites for inspection of damage, review job site final inspection and follow through with production/budget. Estimates were written using Alacrity & Xactimate estimating programs to provide costs on claims. The development of a great relationship with insurance claim adjusters & managers.

2008 2009 Specialty Flooring Systems. Inc.
Estimate projects from Architectural drawings which include new and existing Terrazzo and Resinous flooring. The digitizer computer system is used when completing all takeoffs. I complete the quotes and then they are sent out to the General Contractors. The dodge and blue book reports are used to get info on all projects.

2007- 2008 Heritage Building Group
Estimated new construction from the ground up. Worked with JD Edwards estimating program, completed takeoffs of interiors, pricing from vendors for everything from all types of flooring to plumbing etc.

2005 2007 Modern Precast Concrete Inc.
Estimated precast inlets, manholes, Symons boxes, retaining walls, barriers, decks and RCP Pipe from Architectural drawings. When the estimates were finished with takeoffs, the quote was completed and sent out to the customers. The Titan program was used for estimates.

2002 2005 Young Adjustment Company, Inc.
Project Manager and estimated all phases of Disaster Restoration of damages caused by water, fire and storms. All estimates done included total reconstruction of framing, walls, windows, piping, electrical, doors and roofs. Xactimate estimating program was used.

Air Products and Chemicals 1986 2002
Summary: 17 years at Air Products and Chemicals 2 years spent as a contractor in Research and Development and 15 years working a construction-engineering group as an estimator.

1988-2002 Air Products and Chemicals
Construction Estimator / Project Manager / Superintendent
Summary of duties and accomplishments:
Traveled to operating plant sites and newly developed plants. Went out to survey the sites; establish vendor relations; work with subcontractor negotiations; talk to contractors for bids, as well as discussing drawings with contractors, solicit quotations and negotiates prices.

Civil Estimating: work included all underground pipe systems PVC, HDPE, Firewater Systems and grounding grids. Concrete estimates cubic yards used and square feet for forming and tons of rebar. Site/bulk excavation/ development, asphalt paving, piling/caisson, tons of stoning site and road, catch basins, drainage systems and seal coating concrete, masonry work. Used the Timberline & Simsol estimating program. Estimating was done using Conceptual estimating as well as using blueprints and structured drawings. Pricing for material, labor and equipment on spreadsheet format, bill of materials and lump sum bidding, negotiating bids and evaluation.

Mechanical Estimating: estimated HVAC and all types of pipe such as aluminum, carbon steel and Victaulic just to name a few. Conception and manual takeoffs of blueprints and P&IDs. Preparation of bids, negotiate contracts, measured lengths of pipe for Fire & portable water, counted shop and field welds and quantity of fittings. Steel takeoffs included building steel, ladders, bar, I-Beams, platforms, grating, metal deck, joists, tube steel and angle steel, railing and summarize material and labor/cost. Electric heat tracing on pipe as well as pipe insulation and installation. Painting of pipe, vessels and steel. Fab. Labor applied to steel, pipe and painting and bill of materials.

Electrical Estimating: Underground grounding plan. Some wire terminating runs for inside building. Worked with some major power runs. Interior and exterior lighting plans, outlets, Industrial and Commercial.

1986-1988Air Products and Chemicals
Contractor Research and Development
Technical Associate: worked in the Research and development. Inspecting valves, gauges, flow meters and the calibration of all pieces. Ordered parts installed as needed and then sent to back to the labs.


Lincoln Technical Institute, Allentown, Pa
A.S. Associates degree in mechanical drafting and design

Attended corporate education at Air Products and Chemicals completed the following:
Management Effectiveness
Diversity Training
Defensive Driving and Safety
Management Employee Performance
Basic Electricity
Plant Operations
MS Word
3 Estimating programs ( timberline, Titan and JD Edwards)

References will be furnished upon request.

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