Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Sarasota, FL
Job Title Owner
Relocation Preferences : Western US, Southern US, GB
Objective : Manage complex, signature projects.
Resume :  
Kris Gilbert Tufts

Sarasota FL




Skill Sets
Executive Management, Construction Management, Business Development, Land Acquisition, Pre-Construction, Forward Planning, Land Planning, Land Development, Real Estate Development, Entitlements, Heavy/Highway Construction, Site Construction, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Facility/Industrial Construction, Political Lobbying, Pro Forma Budgeting, Expert Testimony, Cost Analysis, Change Management, Quality Control/Assurance, Process/Program Management, Contract Writing & Analysis


Career Overview


Certifications Consulting Co. – Owner, 2015 – Present  

Sarasota, FL, Quality Management Process Consultant
Process and program management of quality management systems for steel fabricators, erectors and marine/industrial and bridge coating firms. Assess existing operations, recommend process improvements, create/write quality management systems, maintain compliance for firms seeking to become and/or maintain quality certification from the AISC and SSPC.    


Mohawk Northeast, Inc. – Special Projects Manager, 2008 – 2014

Plantsville, CT, Heavy Civil/Marine General Contractor
Project & program management, asset management, facility construction/management and business development for company divisions including heavy/highway, marine services, steel fabrication and industrial and marine coating. Estimating and bid preparation on NAVFAC and industrial/marine coatings projects. Managed design, entitlement, procurement and construction for company facilities and properties. Wrote all work plans and designed/drafted all containments for blasting/coating projects. Created, instituted and managed quality control programs for steel fabrication and coatings. Led successful effort to get firm pre-qualified in State of Massachusetts after 15-year lapse. Led successful efforts to gain firm certification as AISC Steel Fabricator and SSPC Bridge Coating Contractor, both of which were long term, and previously unfulfilled, goals of the company; SSPC certification led directly to company winning the largest contract award in its history.


Development Consultant – Owner, 2006 – 2008

Las Vegas, NV, USA, Program & Project Management, Conceptual Design Services
For-hire consultant for various Las Vegas, NV and New York, NY-based financial institutions, investment groups and developers looking to invest or build in the Las Vegas, NV market; projects included resort properties, single-family and mixed-use sites. Advised clients on land prices, market trends, political environment and likely support for planned political initiatives and positions. Retained by foreign national firm to oversee and manage land acquisition due diligence, architectural design, civil design, landscape architectural and FF&E design, entitlements and construction on $300 million worth of mid-rise mixed-use projects in Las Vegas, NV. Created and maintained all budgets and schedules; advised and advocated marketing and sales program; worked closely with legal team in development of CC&R’s; performed and documented value-adds and value engineering for all projects; generated design concepts and managed execution of master signage plans; reviewed, negotiated and modified all contracts with professional service firms; performed quantity takeoffs to ensure accuracy of submitted prices. Projects contained 1000+ luxury condo units, 300,000 SF of upscale retail and 150,000 SF of office. A 300-room boutique hotel was also included in one of these projects.


KB Home – Senior Forward Planner, 2003 – 2005

Sacramento, CA, Production Homebuilder
Multi-project planning, scheduling, design supervision, negotiation and obtainment of all entitlement and funding mechanisms for single-family residential developments at the Sacramento division of this $5 billion per year public company. Division closed 1500 units per year; personally handled developments containing in excess of 2100 units at full build-out. Chose and directed all civil, soils, wetlands, and biological consultants. Directly responsible for entitlements, engineering design oversight, creation of thematic landscape concepts and budgeting with total project values (gross) exceeding $500 million. Ensured compliance with CEQA, FEMA, Army Corps, and USFWS regulations. Performed land development due diligence for Acquisition department. Generated and maintained budgets and fee schedules. Negotiated to completion close-of-escrow deals with land sellers. Worked closely with in-house Architectural department to ensure compliance with local building codes. Responsible for ensuring construction documents gained building permit issuance. Managed, negotiated and oversaw implementation of CFD’s, CSA’s, school mitigation agreements and public facilities upgrades through LAFCO process. Worked closely with Governmental Affairs division on community outreach and lobbying for my geographical areas of responsibility.


MacDonald Properties – VP Land Development, 1998 – 2003

Henderson, NV, Residential and Commercial Developer
Complete operational responsibility for taking multi-acreage parcels in 632 acre and 1200 acre master-planned communities that included high-end custom homes, merchant-built tract housing, multi-family and commercial from concept to completion. Coordinated activities and designs between engineers, utilities and entities in pre-design phase. Identified potential problems and value engineer as plans were developed. Created/maintained budgets for all design and construction. Wrote, let, analyzed and awarded bids; instituted standardized bidding processes to eliminate waste and cost over runs; Managed all infrastructure construction (mass grading, wet & dry utilities, roadways, bridges). Wrote, implemented and enforced community design guidelines. As member of design review committee assessed, approved or denied all civil and architectural plans brought forward by property owners. Negotiated agreements with adjoining landowners for mutual infrastructure improvements. Oversaw all civil and architectural designs for other company-held commercial developments. Luxury golf course community project consisted of 19 distinct planning areas, 4 pressure zones requiring the construction of reservoir and pump station systems (both steel and buried concrete tanks), onsite infrastructure, 18 hole Morrish/Druzisky-designed golf course, 25,000 S.F. golf clubhouse with retail and restaurant, 15,000 S.F. golf maintenance facility, 50,000 S.F. corporate center, 5 million gallon artificial reclaimed water lake, placement of all utilities, mass grading, Coordinate and organize all contractors and subcontractors. Plan takeoffs and estimating. Issued and reconciled all cost-plus work. Liaison between engineering consultants, utilities, regional and municipal entities.


D'Addario Industries – Special Projects Manager – Division Manager, 1995 – 1998

Bridgeport, CT, Construction Managers, Land Development, Landfills, Mining, Trucking, Construction Equipment Rentals,
Led projects from concept to realization. Full operational responsibility for landfill, aggregate, construction management, land development, motor carrier, and equipment rental divisions. Took over motor carrier division in 1996, took profits from deficit situation to 1300% increase in one year. Designed, drafted and directed submittal, approval process for a 2,000,000 cubic yard vertical expansion of one of the firm's existing licensed bulky waste landfills. Negotiated, wrote and executed purchases and options of groundwater right-of-ways in relation to landfill expansion. Interfaced, planned, participated and directed local and state legislative initiatives with firm’s environmental lobbyists and legal team; responsible for all environmental and mining permitting and compliance. Public interface on controversial corporate initiatives. Managed capital improvement projects at various, company-owned, commercial real estate. Construction manager of Connecticut State Police Troop G Barracks and 180' radio tower in Bridgeport, CT. Performed feasibility and entitlement studies and initial designs for residential and commercial subdivisions, and developments of various corporate property holdings. Designed, drafted, and directed submittal and approval process for 1,000,000 cubic yard quarry in Oxford, CT. Direct responsibility for all finances and accounting for landfill, hauling and equipment rental divisions.


The George A. Tomasso Construction Corp. – Project Engineer, 1991 – 1995

New Britain, CT, Heavy/Highway Contractor                               
Multi-project planning, scheduling, and execution of strictly CTDOT highway projects; estimating and implementation of change orders; organization and execution of all project paving, structural steel picks; I specialized in staged construction of roads and bridges; sheet pile installation and removal; pipe jacking  (up to 72” diameter); bridge jacking and bearing replacement; box culvert installation (up to 12’ x 12’); material purchases; coordination of subcontractors and utilities; collation, review and approval of all project invoices; supervision of survey crews; organization, preparation, and submittal of project claims; liaison with state and federal officials; project P&L.


Escavar Construction Incorporated – General Superintendent, 1987 – 1991

Enfield, CT, Road and Site Contractor
In charge of all planning, scheduling and execution of projects. Estimating; project buyouts; supervision of all field forces (50-60 at seasonal peak, all trades); coordination of subcontractors and utilities; project profit and loss projections; weekly project cost analysis; supervised various CDOT and private jobs involving mass grading, roadway construction, drainage installation, wet and dry utility installation, pervious structure backfill operations, roadway and drainage layout and grading; metal bin wall fabrication and installation, placement of pre-stressed deck units, layout and construction of foundations and cheek walls for pre-engineered metal buildings, erection of same; liaison with state and federal officials. Project values ranged from $60K to $2M.


Education,  Certifications, Affiliations, Errata

BSCE, Almeda College; Principles & Practices of Land Surveying, Connecticut Institute of Technology; Primavera Project Planning, Central Connecticut State University; Teacher and Curriculum Writer, Connecticut Institute of Technology; Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) Bridge Coatings Inspector (BCI), C5 Lead Health Safety; OSHA 10; MS Office Suite, Primavera Contract Manager, Primavera P6, Acrobat Pro, Bluebeam Revu, Trimble SketchUp Pro, Trimble Layout Pro

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