Perform site pre-inspections; post-construction audits; site verification; and visual quality inspections of every site;
Deliver progress and status reports, at regular (daily, weekly, biweekly and monthly) intervals to all stakeholders;
Enforce Civil Works guidelines and schedules for all projects; solve any issues that would result in violations of those guidelines;
Provide on-site supervision of contractors, particularly on sensitive sites;
Ensure that the construction working environment is maintained at the highest level, perform safety inspections, and guarantee that tools and materials are consistently available;
Coordinate all site activities; drive schedules; trouble-shoot results; and assure that construction project goals and objectives are always met;
Provide strong technical assistance, where needed, to service providers and all suppliers associated with construction sites;
Document claims, re-orders, and material acceptances and returns;
Maintain and update SOW's (Scope of Work), NTP receipt verifications, RFDS Challenges, civil engineering documents, civil engineering progress verification and Site Acquisition assistance..Experience includes 2G, 3G and especially 4G, LTE, UMTS and AWS deployments.

02/2013- 10/2013 CONSTRUCTION MANAGER II, T-Mobile, Livonia, MI

Responsible for a group of 2-5 contractors, in any given period, completing ongoing 4G network expansion
Scheduled and coordinated pre-construction walks with all parties including contractors, A & E firms, utilities, landlords, local building officials, and T-Mobile technicians
When necessary, negotiated site access and site schedules with necessary municipal and regional departments and others
Produce BOMS (bills of materials) for all sites as required
Notified landlords, and building departments on construction start and projected construction completion dates
Scheduled real time construction start and completion; supervised construction teams and ensure they will meet all dates
Coordinated civil and tower crews and reported on progress daily
Supervised commissioning and integration of all new equipment installation through approval process
Closed out building permits and red-line drawings
Followed up on contractor punch list for 100% construction completion for hand off to T-Mobile network technicians

10/2012-01/2013 CONSTRUCTION MANAGER II, GDIT, Farmington, MI

Met with multiple contractors to plan for build out of 300+ sites for Sprint 4G
Created BOMS and scheduled site builds
Set expectations for all Civil and Tower crews

Hiatus Period - 9/2009 to 8/2012: After closing VBA (see below) I completed a number of residential construction projects. One example was the complete restoration and expansion of a property that began as a rural 3 bedroom, 1 bath lakefront home in the upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. This included the design and build of several new decks and fire pits, a new roof, multiple skylights, a second bathroom, a second kitchen, screened in porch, gas fireplace and a massive master bedroom suite, to list just a few improvements. The property is now a lakefront 4 bedroom with 2 complete kitchens and 2 full baths, a private beach and dock. A seasonal rental property, it sleeps up to 12 comfortably. Go to HYPERLINK "" to view it.

11/2006 - 08/2009 CO-FOUNDER/CONSTRUCTION PARTNER, VBA Inc. - (Vertical Broadcast Associates)

Co-founded company to co-locate telecommunications equipment on water towers in Cumberland County, Kentucky.
Created company business plan; recruited subcontractors with legal and real estate expertise.
Negotiated initial contracts with Cumberland County Commissioners; implemented Website and created marketing materials to attract carriers.
Produced all construction site documentation in preparation for installation.

8/2004 - 11/2004 CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, FMHC - Southfield, Michigan

Managed the successful co-location project for EVDO wireless equipment and antennae on 60 of 200 towers for Verizon Wireless, throughout Southeast Michigan and northern Ohio.
Created the project-s scope of work; managed the bidding process; and selected highest quality contractors.
Oversaw all project design; reviewed and approved site plans; ensured most economical construction practices, possible.
Directed activities of all contractors including 12+ equipment installation professionals (3-4 crews) with special emphasis on work quality and job safety.
Oversaw completion of all project closeout documentation.

(subcontractor to Home Depot)

Prospected, -cold called-, and closed business resulting in the sale of significant residential products and construction services
Managed a minimum of 25-plus prospects, weekly; generated proposals amounting to $185,000 monthly.
Generated $850,000 in revenue in FY -2003, and on track to generate $1 million in FY -04 (before returning to telecommunications).


Managed construction of over 40 communication towers in MI. and OH. (Approx. $12 million in project cost) and cell site equipment, from scratch, including guyed towers, monopoles, and self-supporting towers up to 350 feet above ground.
Created construction management process for the Michigan operation. Process included daily construction meetings, documentation of all phases of build-to-suit and build-to-fill towers. This process covered a formal redlining procedure; power and telecommunications tracking; and documentation for each individual site. Ensured full implementation of the new process within 38 days of inception.
Conducted daily meetings and site visits with site acquisition managers, architectural and engineering firms to identify and resolve construction and feasibility issues and changes.
Negotiated lease/buyout agreements with landowners.
Interfaced, on a daily basis, with all major clients including Verizon, AT&T, Nextel, Dobson Communications, Voicestream and NPI.
Performed site inspections, inventory, punch lists and close out packages.
Recruited a variety of subcontractors; managed daily activities of subcontractors including excavation, civil engineering, architectural engineering, electrical, and utility companies.
Recruited and supervise Field Service Engineers to supplement construction team.
Created bid packages; selected contractors; and awarded bids based on specific, objective criteria including cost, and margins.

9/2000 - 1/2001 PROJECT MANAGER, DIVINE TOWER INC., Taylor, Michigan

Supervised the construction of 15 communication tower facilities in MI. & OH.
Managed construction and maintenance crews for the deployment and repair of antennas and cabling for wireless communications systems in Michigan and Ohio.
Interfaced regularly with major clients including AT&T, Metricom, Sprint and Voicestream.
Supervised and performed "site walks"; awarded bids; selected and scheduled various contractors (including power and telecommunications utilities and companies) to build sites according to client specifications.
Reviewed and redlined construction drawings; completed technical analysis of sites and blueprints; scheduled sweep tests; completed 100% punch-lists and closeout packages prior to project completions.
Organized the mobilization and remobilization of mobile microwave "hops".
Functioned as operation's Safety Supervisor, assuring compliance with safety procedures; led weekly safety training meetings.
Completed construction of numerous Sprint "Mini Cell" sites on time, under budget, and with an approximate gross profit margin of 48%.

WHALEN & COMPANY, Southfield, Michigan

Supervised installation of "Ricochet II" technology, for Metricom Michigan, on pre-existing telecommunications towers and buildings, to provide enhanced, wireless communications capability for SE Michigan. Managed over 30 network installations in 10-month period.
Interfaced with leasing, building and zoning managers to facilitate selection and acquisition of sites, as well as correct placement of antennae and other equipment on sites.
Performed constructability analysis; interpreted and redlined blueprints; performed bid analysis; ordered bills of materials.
Scheduled and managed site walks for outside A/E firms, radio frequency engineers, general contractors, and utility companies.
Oversaw activities of all subcontractors. Drove subcontractors to meet aggressive installation dates. Spot-checked all equipment work, on a regular basis. Performed periodic safety inspections.
Facilitated "transfer of technical information" from engineering groups in California and Texas to other construction team members and branch management team.


Supervised construction from excavation through completion of 6000 square foot "clubhouse" facility which is the highlight of 30 acre luxury townhouse development; total project expenses were in excess of $24 million; clubhouse expenditures were approximately $2M.
Evaluated bids from 15-plus subcontractors for various aspects of clubhouse construction; provided detailed input to project manager for final bid negotiations and acceptance.
Provided expert input to subcontractors on matters of safety, daily projects planning, and scheduling.

AUGUST MOON INC., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Founded and managed residential renovation contracting business and pool/spa service business.
Through cold calling and direct sales activities, built client base of over 400 clients.
Supervised new home building projects (including 4400 square foot luxury home in Bloomfield Hills) and all sizes of residential remodeling projects. Custom-designed and supervised construction of various room additions, and many wooden decks. Estimated bids and sold jobs for renovation contracting of all varieties as well as for custom pools, spas, waterfalls, waterscapes, and fountains.
Managed all business operations (including accounts payable, receivables, budgets, expenses, equipment maintenance)

AQUADYNE, Greenwich, Connecticut

Executed all phases of custom pool, hot tub and spa installations.
Through direct sales, developed and maintained service business with annual revenue in excess of $125,000.
Handled all business aspects of service operation including service sales, contracts, accounts payable and receivables, and expense control.
Trained all service and sales staff in technical aspects of installation and maintenance of spas/hot tubs.

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