Name : Muhamed Meti Rama
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Honolulu, HI
Job Title President
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Meti Rama

Email: metirama[AT], Phone: (808) 218-8884

Honolulu, HI 96825



A collaborative and innovative self-starter with international and domestic experience in designing and managing complex projects in both the non-profit and construction industries.  Applied expertise in organizational and budgetary management, strategic planning, and business development skills in a wide-range of sectors. Demonstrated ability to manage and inspire multi-cultural teams, as well as capacity to adapt to and embrace new opportunities.



European Touch Remodeling LLC, Baltimore, USA                                                                                                              6/07 to 7/14

Founder and President

  • Independently began small, local construction firm, focusing on renewable and reclaimed materials for exterior, interior, and structural high-end remodeling

  • Responsible for all new business generation based on aggressive marketing and community outreach

  • Managed all aspects of construction projects, beginning with working closely with clients to ensure quality initial design of projects, developing budgets, acquiring permits, scheduling construction phases, and overseeing field operations with over 10 staff

  • Directed personnel operations, including hiring, managing and training of staff

  • Managed network of subcontractors and developed criteria needed for subcontractor assignments


Tower Hill Construction, Baltimore, MD                                                                                                                           11/06 to 6/07

Construction Foreman and Superintendent Trainer

  • Led and directed construction team in day-to-day operation assigned by senior management

  • Interpreted blue prints for field staff and subcontractors

  • Coordinated subcontractor crews

  • Assisted in hiring staff and set staff deliverables and timelines


American Refugee Committee, Prishtina, Kosovo                                                                                                                                11/05 to 11/06

Business Start-Up Specialist                                                        

  • Established entrepreneurial innovation center for returning war refugees; formed business plan analysis, local microfinance engagement, and sales and marketing execution

  • Built up construction, agro industrial, and municipal transportation companies, generating almost 1000 new jobs

  • Conducted market research on micro/macroeconomic trends in all sectors of Kosovo economy to locate potential job opportunities for returnees; trained returnees on conducting microfinance investments


Sharri Restaurant, Mushnikova, Kosovo                                                                                                                                                               06/01 to 10/05


  • Single-handedly built and independently managed well-known family restaurant and staff, frequent customers included high end clients from the diplomatic corps, Prime Ministers, and regional celebrities

  • Controlled all budgetary, financial, and marketing affairs

  • Served as Manager and chef during weekends


CARE International, Prizren, Kosovo                                                                                                                                                        04/04 to 01/05

Project Administrator for Education for Peace and Tolerance Project  

  • Controlled all financial operations and budget for Prizren office, provided logistical and IT support

  • Organized and participated in training seminars and workshops and developed training material

  • Conducted field visits to analyze the effect of the project on the local school environment and community



Dadalos, Prishtina, Kosovo                                                                                                                                                                             06/01 to 10/05

Project Manager for Kosovo Education Project/Consultant 

  • Supervised project implementation and managed all local staff, coordinated communication and partnerships between the Ministry of Education, local municipalities, and local NGOs

  • Organized and conducted trainings for 2000 participants regarding democracy-building and human rights

  • Controlled and monitored budget of over 1€ million for entire project


OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo                                                                                                                                  09/02 to 12/02

National Trainer for Elections

  • Led several trainings on election rules and procedures for over 500 international participants

  • Translated documents in Albanian and Serbo-Croatian into English for political observers


International Organization for Migration (IOM) Prishtina, Kosovo                                                                                   12/99 to 05/01

Country Manager for the Kosovo Emergency Information Assistance project

  • Managed and created IOM main internet center in Prishtina and supervised coordination between 7 other internet centers throughout Kosovo; controlled IT support and managed budgets of 15€ million for all centers

  • Arranged logistical and material support for local NGOs and civil society organizations providing reconciliation support for refugees abroad searching for local family members

  • Developed trainings about IT management for youth, university professors, local NGOs, and national media


International Organization for Migration (IOM) Prishtina, Kosovo                                                                                   08/99 to 11/99

Team Leader for IDP Return

  • Successfully managed the transportation over 20,000 Kosovo refugees from Prishtina airport and bus station to their homes throughout all of Kosovo in coordination with IOM partners 

  • Supervised approximately 30 staff and 60 drivers, organized payment responsibilities and designated appropriate funds depending on the family and country of refuge

  • Organized provisions for returnees such as food, water, clothing for the first week of their return



Rama Building                                                                                                                                                                                                                 07/92 to 10/02

  • Co-managed family-owned residential and commercial construction  and design company in Kosovo for 9 years, responsible for budget planning, design, material sourcing, and sub-contractor scheduling

  • Learned masonry, carpentry, and how to interpret blueprints and technical drawings through hands-on training



Prishtina University, Kosovo                                                                                                                                                                          1995 to 2000

B.A. in Information Technology and Business Management



Fluent in English, Native Speaker in Albanian and Serbo-Croatian, Conversational Turkish


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