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D. H. SUTTON
Herndon, Va. 20170
Seeks professional management/supervisor job with a reputable residential building and/or remodeling contractor in a supervisory position
which will afford the opportunity to use my skills and experience to assist my employer in the expedition of their
projects and satisfying their customers. Veteran remodeling contractor well-versed in interpreting blueprints, job
specifications and criteria to create practical schedules for new, remodeling, and restoration construction projects.
Innovative Construction Manager adept at finding engaging ways to motivate construction teams to exceed
expectations and maintain high standards. Construction Manager who provides clear direction to subcontractors and
explains plans and in a clear and understandable way. Safety-conscious and detail-oriented offering a comprehensive
knowledge of the principles and techniques used in the expedition of residential construction projects. Construction
Manager with forty plus years leading diverse teams of sub contractors, skilled and unskilled laborers on residential
construction projects. Innovative Construction Manager adept at finding engaging ways to motivate construction
teams to exceed expectations and maintain high standards.
Salary Requirement: Min $42K
High ethical standards
Master tile setter
Master drywall tech
Knowledge of building codes (IRC and local)
Excellent customer relations
Knowledgeable in construction safety
Interior and exterior renovation
Knowledgeable in construction safety
Best building practices
Strong interpersonal skills
owner / proprietor, 09/1982 to 01/2012
Wallworx of Herndon, Va (former proprietor)
Established, owned and operated Wallworx, a successful residential home remodeling and home improvement
business specializing in all phases of drywall, ceramic tile, carpentry in new construction, renovation, and
restorative work for 37 years.
Received numerous recognitions and awards for superior quality of workmanship and customer service
including the "Angie's List" Super Service Award from 2005 to 2012 and also Washington Consumer Checkbook
Responsible for hiring both skilled and unskilled labor to accomplish day to day work assignments involving all
phases of drywall, plaster, ceramic tile installations, remodeling, renovations, and restorative work.
Developed a repeating client base and also worked as a subcontractor for larger contractors.
I also performed usual and customary duties associated with day to day business operations such as engaging
with customers to define job specifications, materials and selection consultation, cost estimation, supply
requisition, scheduling material deliveries, job logistics, supervision of installations, worker supervision, quality
control assurance, and the ultimate goal of customer satisfaction.
With extensive experience and knowledge of the residential construction industry for over 40 years, I believe I
can be a valuable asset to advise home owners with residential construction processes.
Reviewed plans and specs during the schematic design of pre-construction.
Coordinated utility service providers according to project schedules.
Obtained building and specialty permits from local jurisdictional agencies.
Conducted weekly production and operations contractor meetings, which facilitated stronger communication and
the ability to resolve critical issues.
Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for all sub- contractor personnel.
Digitally archived weekly progress and technical "Knowledge Base" photographs of all assigned projects.
Prepared and followed through on all required punch lists.
Oversaw the entire building turnover process, while enhancing communication between all construction
Determined the project schedule, which included the sequence of all construction activities.
Prepared regular interval progress reports.
Offered technical assistance to service providers.
Reported the quality of performance on site to all site construction managers.
Guided and directed third-party inspectors through project construction.
Avoided construction delays by efficiently following through with all site inspections in a timely manner.
Implemented systems to improve process efficiency and reduce the project duration.
Scheduled all contractors and materials deliveries.
Forman / Supervisor, 05/1973 to 09/1984
Comar Const, Messersmith, GSL & Assoc, Nat'nl Applicators - Locations in Maryland and Virginia
PAST EXPERIENCE: 1984-2012 Began self-employment doing business as D.H. Sutton Drywall Co. involving all
phases of drywall applications. In 2004 business was expanded and renamed as "Wallworx," a residential remodeling
company specializing in drywall, ceramic tile, carpentry, and bathroom design working closely with homeowners in
planning, designing and implementing remodeling projects. Received Angie's List "Super Service Award" from
2004-2011. Business operation Ceased in 2012. 1982-1984 Drywall foreman, Messersmith Drywall. Supervised
drywall finishers for major renovation projects. Responsible for quality control and material takeoff from blueprint.
1980-1982 Drywall foreman for Comar Construction Maryland. Supervised drywall hangers, finishers, quality
control, and material orders. 1977-1980 Drywall finisher National Applicators 1976-1977 Drywall apprentice for
IMMER & Co. 1973 Labor foreman for GSL & Assoc. Supervising all aspects of landscaping from start to
High School Diploma: High school 1972
Grand Valley State College - Allendale, MI. 1975
Coursework in Construction Management, Minor: World Hist.
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