Name : Brian Holmes
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Lake Forest, CA
Job Title Senior Project Manager
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : o obtain a position with an organization that builds interesting and challenging projects. That has on-going growth potential whereby continuing personal and professional advancement in construction.
Resume :  
Brian C. Holmes


25602 Fallenwood                                                                                              (949) 380 - 4833    

Lake Forest, CA 92630                                                                            cdoobrian[AT] 




Objective:         To obtain a position with an organization that builds interesting and challenging projects. That has on-going growth potential whereby continuing personal and professional advancement in Construction Management and operations.


Summary:         Senior project manager with twenty six years experience in construction management including program management, pre-construction, design/build, procurement and contract administration on projects up to $100 million. 

  • Commercial, retail, entertainment, hospitality, industrial, laboratory, tenant improvement and historical and fire restoration project experience.

  • Extensive on-site construction management experience with ability to effectively schedule, monitor and control quality of work from start to client turnover.

  • Effectively interface with owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors resulting in minimizing problems/conflicts, reducing costs and expediting completion.

  • Ability to control budgets, negotiate change orders and closeout projects in a timely manner.


Experience:       Gafcon, Inc., Los Angeles, CA                                                               9/12 - Present

                        Senior Project Manager

                        Manage program management and project management services serving as the owners representative on a historical renovation of a $98M music entertainment project.

  • Preconstruction services including the preparation and management of consultant and contractor RFP's evaluation of proposals, contract negotiations and recommendations of awards to Owner. Developed preconstruction schedule.

  • Create project estimates and managed the design, engineering and construction contractors on behalf of the owner including constructability reviews.

  • Serve as site manager monitoring contractors performance including management of schedule and project administration of RFI's, change orders and billings.


                        Brian Holmes Associates, Lake Forest, CA                                          11/10 - 9/12

                        Owner - Project Executive

                        Provided consulting services providing a leadership role while serving as an extension of staff to general contractor.

  • Project executive maintaining client relationship and managed project team for general contractor.

  • Conducted Owner/Architect/Contractor meetings, determined needs assessment, expressed design concerns and cost-effective options thus reducing project cost.

  • Prepared budgets, estimates, proposals, schedules, contracts, change orders, subcontracts, monthly cost reports, schedule updates and pay applications.


                        Bayley Construction G.P., Santa Ana, CA                                            6/05 - 11/10

                        Senior Project Manager

                        Management of large retail projects and the historic renovation of a theater.

  • Completed a fast tracked large multi-tenant retail/lifestyle center on time and under budget despite completing over 1,000 Owner change directives.

  • Pre-construction services including demolition, estimating and value engineering for Owner on several renovations of areas in the largest mall on the West Coast.

  • Managed the design/build historic renovation with extensive seismic improvements of an 80 year old theater returning it into a performing arts center.

  • More than doubled the fee on a $30M historic renovation project by controlling design consultants, reducing overhead costs and managing schedule.

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Nexus Development, Santa Ana, CA                                                        5/03 - 2/05

                        Project Manager

Management of retail and commercial projects and pre-development of high-rise residential projects for a developer/builder.

  • Pre-construction services for owner/developer including estimating, preparation of budgets and design development schedules.

  • Reviewed and managed architects schematic and development design drawings, and coordinated with engineers, consultants and municipalities.

  • Managed large tenant improvement projects for in house and third party clients.   


Nielsen Dillingham Builders, Inc., Lakewood, CA                              6/98 - 1/03

Project Manager

Management of commercial, community college, hospitality and retail projects including subcontract negotiation and management, cost and scheduling.

  • Negotiated change orders with subcontractors to assist Owner in obtaining additional financing necessary to complete project.

  • Expanded a 54,000SF library by 41,000SF that included extensive seismic upgrades, new windows and curtain wall system and furnishings.

  • Enhanced fee by acquiring a 12 screen 50,000SF addition to a 50,000SF remodel of an existing 4 screen movie theater.

  • Prepared value engineering analysis meeting the Owner’s early design/development budget on a commercial office building.


Ritz Construction, Irvine, CA                                                                1/97 - 6/98

Construction Manager

  • Established construction division of a full service property maintenance company including setting policies, procedures and safety program.

  • Developed relationships with owners, architects, engineers including bi-weekly meetings with Owners to assist with their aggressive capital improvement projects.

  • Supervised, mentored and trained eight employees.

  • Prepared and negotiated Owner contracts, change orders and payment applications.

  • Performed pre-construction management including conceptual estimating, bidding subcontractor selection and subsequently managed projects.


Snyder Langston, Irvine, CA                                                                1/93 - 1/97

Project Manager

                                Managed commercial, retail and entertainment projects.

  • Enhanced fee by acquiring two additional phases due to client satisfaction and performance on first phase of retail center

  • Close interaction with Owner and Architect, of architectural and site finishes and managing the buyout and construction of subcontractors and Owner FF & E vendors on a fast track retail and entertainment project.

  • Completed fire restoration of core and shell of a entirely burned 50,000SF,  two story tilt-up building including tenant improvements in three months.


Tri-City Reinforcing Corporation (RPS, Regional Steel) Upland, CA     2/91-1/93

Contract Manager

Responsible for contract management of commercial and government projects for a large MBE reinforcing steel and post tension cable contractor.

·         Coordination between general contractor, steel detailer, fabrication and field installers including submittals and design changes.

·         Preparation and negotiation of change order requests with General Contractors.

·         Provided value to clients by working with engineers and consultants suggesting design alternatives to improve productivity and lower costs.

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Koll Construction, Newport Beach, CA                                                6/86 - 2/91

Project Engineer

  • Document control including the preparation and custody of submittals, RFI’s, and owner change estimates.

  • Took over role of Project Manager on laboratory expansion and reversed potential loss by successfully negotiating owner approval of $100,000 claim.

  • Project management of several tenant improvement projects.

  • Assisted in the development of the corporate scheduling program and provided hands on training. Division office Scheduler for two years.

  • Internship for two years prior to being hired full time.


Education:        California State University, Long Beach                                             

Bachelor of Science; Majors: Accounting, Real Estate Finance

University of California, Irvine  (Extension Certificate Program - 24Units)

Certificate :Commercial & Industrial Construction Administration

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