Name : Dennis Smith
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : St. Louis, MO
Job Title Project Manager
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Dennis D. Smith

Highly motivated leader, well organized and possessing the skills and knowledge of the industry needed to manage multi-million dollar construction projects in todays rapidly changing market place. I have learned to be an effective, firm and fair leader without the need for heavy handed tactics. In short, I am a Master Builder at heart with an eye for quality - a priceless asset in the construction industry. Quality sets the stage for the future success of any project. I can deliver that for you.

Professional Experience
Ameristar Casinos Inc. 2005 - 2008 Las Vegas, NV
Project Manager (Kansas City/St. Charles, MO)
Managed the $70 million dollar floor by floor renovation of both the exterior and interior of an 11 story hotel while maintaining hotel operations on the remaining floors with minimal inconvenience to the guests.
Oversaw an extensive $4 million dollar remodel of the hotel lobby in phases allowing for uninterrupted service.
Directed numerous extensive restaurant projects with limited disruption to guests.
Actively co-managed the successful delivery of a $265 million four star hotel, spa, and resort with multi-level above ground parking garage.
Negotiated and processed change orders that resulted in a 30% reduction in submitted COs.
Tracked FF&E deliveries and installation.
Implemented the remodel of the Porte Cochere in St. Charles while maintaining traffic flow so as to minimize effect on guests.

Hogan Construction Inc.- 2000 2005 Rolla, MO
Project Manager/Superintendent
Operated independently from main office performing dual roles.
Established project schedules and oversaw work assuring completion on a timely basis.
Negotiated contracts and change orders with sub-contractors.
Represented company in meetings with owners and architects/engineers.
Maintained labor force.

Exxel Pacific Inc. Bellingham, WA 1998 - 2000 St. Louis, MO
Project Manager/Superintendent
Performed dual roles with minimal support from home office.
Daily supervision of sub-contractor force resulting in on-time completion of projects.
Responsible for representation of company in all meetings.

Additional Experience:
Jensen Grading, 1992-1998 - Oversaw civil activities of three golf courses in the St. Louis area.
Kingston Electric, 1988-1992 - Increased sales by 150% via aggressive bid solicitation and managed subsidiary residential development company.
Raleigh-Givens, 1986-1988 - Managed the construction of high end custom homes in excess of $1miliion dollars including site development.
Siteman Organization, 1982-1986 - Oversaw all space planning and construction management for tenant finish in 8 office buildings.
Mercantile Trust Co., 1972-1982 - Directed inside design staff and managed the construction activities of over 200,000 sq. ft. of office space for major bank (now U.S. Bank). Accountable for all maintenance and housekeeping. Consulted with out state banks on their construction projects.

EducationUniversity of Missouri Rolla
B. A. Economics
Continuing Education Courses:
Encountering Hazardous Materials at Construction Sites
Scheduling The Critical Path to Success
Motivation and Discipline
Supervisory Leadership Conference
Supervision - The Management of Organizational Resources
40 Hour OSHA Training and Construction Safety and Health

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