My Resume

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February 9, 2011

To Whom It May Concern:


I am contacting you regarding an open position with your company. My educational background in business, along with my professional experience, makes me an excellent candidate for this position.


As you will see from the enclosed resume, I have an MBA in business law and more than 6 years of experience in the field of project management. My resume shows that I have been consistently rewarded for hard work with promotions, increased responsibilities, and performance bonuses. These rewards are a direct result of my expertise in management, contracts, negotiations and communication, my commitment to personal and professional excellence, and my excellent written and oral communication skills (my father is the chair of the English department at the University of Miami).


I am a motivated, personable business professional with multiple college degrees and a successful 8 year track record of managing projects from estimate and contract (sales) through all phases of the project lifecycle (management), and on to completion. I have a talent for quickly mastering technology and am fluent in every version of Microsoft Office and Windows. I am diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels; and accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. I have a demonstrated history of managing employees and negotiating with suppliers and customers on contracts ranging from $10,000 to $5,000,000.


I am considered to be a computer whiz who is capable of handling any system put in front of me, and my technical knowledge lends me to be a personable and helpful employee to have around even when that isnít my primary job. I am an expert at Microsoft Office, Windows, accounting software and much more. I have two mission statements that I live my life by. One is that the true measure of success is how you overcome obstacles. And the other is my family's motto: for the brave and faithful man, nothing is difficult.

I am seeking a full time position working in Miami, Orlando, or around Washington, DC (or telecommuting from my home office) that offers a competitive salary, PPO health insurance, and other benefits as appropriate.

If you have questions, or want to schedule an interview, please contact me at 786-298-0896. I look forward to meeting with you to further discuss all available employment opportunities.


Brendan McCarthy


Education _____________________________________________________________________

University of Miami Ė Coral Gables, FL
Masterís Degree in Business Administration (MBA), 2003
Major coursework was in business law (international trade, contract, real estate, and ocean law). General business courses in management, statistics, finance, accounting, economics and political science were also taken.


University of Miami Ė Coral Gables, FL
Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration (BBA), 2002


Employment History ____________________________________________________________


* Estimate stucco projects of all sizes for a nationwide stucco subcontractor

* Write and submit proposals

* Make recommendations for, and implement, technology solutions such as Planswift estimating software and BlueBeam PDF software

* Follow-up on bids and meet with clients

* Arrange contracts

* Business development manager responsibilities:

o    Find new general contractors to work with and establish working relationships

o    Resolve problems with existing contracts

o    Maintain existing clients


Lotspeich Company, Inc  (Miami, FL)
Project Manager and Estimator,
3/2005 to 5/2010

* Average contract at $250,000 with jobs ranging from $10,000 to $5,000,000

* Worked as an assistant on jobs up to $20,000,000

* Responded to invitations to bid, reviewed bid documents, performed takeoff either on On Screen Takeoff or by hand, estimated the project, and submitted proposals

* Corresponded with general contractor(s) and negotiated contracts

* Reviewed contracts, then submitted them to a corporate officer for signature

* Ordered materials, met with superintendent, coordinated work with general contractor and other trades, and supervised construction

* Prepared and submitted product submittals, monthly payment requisitions, attic stock, and other job documentation for the general contractor

* Managed 3-8 concurrent superintendents each of which had a team of 2-20 men under them.

* Managed subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors from estimating quotes to contracting with firms to orders, deliveries and payments.

* Managed clients ranging from small owners to large multi-national general contractors. Created and monitored punch lists, attended final meetings, submitted closeout documents (such as warranties), and worked with the general contractor until final payment was received

* Company security officer for MIA airport badging and company Customs and Border Protection coordinator. I have passed FBI background testing for all levels of airport access


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (Miami, FL)
Senior Telecommunications Field Supervisor, 6/2003 to 3/2005

* Maintained thorough knowledge of blueprints and building codes as they relate to telecommunications

* Verified all telecommunication needs were met in the design

* Reviewed and helped draft building plans for new stations and renovations

* On-call to set up the Mobile Command Center; and respond with lights and siren

* Responsible for 69 buildings, including all fire and life guard stations

* Responsible for operation of, and maintenance to, all radio, phone, and communications systems


Certifications and Professional Memberships __________________________________________

* Certified on On Screen Takeoff by On Center Software

* Master's Certificate in Written English from Brainbench.com

* Certificate in Project Management from Brainbench.com

* Amateur Radio Operator (Technician Class)

* LinkedIN: http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/kg4dkf

* Personal Resume Page: http://Resume.Brendan.McCarthy.cn


Project Summary________________________________________________________________

Miami Intermodal Center (2005 to 2010),

* New rental car facility adjacent to Miami International Airport

* Drywall cores, engineered exterior framing, metal ceilings, acoustical ceilings, framing for other trades

* GC: Turner Construction


USDA-APHIS Facility (2006 to 2010),

* High end government inspection facility with level 5 finishes and veneer plaster

* Drywall, metal ceilings, engineered exterior framing, roof level rough carpentry, acoustical ceilings, stucco

* GC: HITT Contracting


MIA C-D Bypass Corridor (2006 to 2007),

* Temporary corridor for use during renovations

* 2 hour rated tunnel with complicated design and security features

* Drywall, acoustical ceilings, doors, frames, hardware, fire extinguishers, painting, carpeting

* GC: Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture


Other Notable Projects: $100K to $5M

* Miccosukee Resort and Casino (2010): High end hotel and casino required a high end company to fix and complete an abandoned project and then take on additional work within the building

* Christyís Restaurant (2007): High end acoustical ceiling completed on tight schedule directly for the owner

* 1600 Ponce De Leon (2008): High end office building with drywall core build out for Austin Construction

* John I Smith Elementary School (2006): School expansion for Balfour-Beatty (Centex Construction)

* Wachovia Bank Call Center (2006): Call center and data center with drywall, acoustical ceilings, and computer access floors for Professional Group Associates

* California Pizza Kitchen (2006 to 2007): High end casual dining restaurant with drywall, acoustical ceilings, and exterior framing for Shawmut Design and Construction

* Other projects include retail, restaurant, healthcare, airport, office buildings (core and tenant), hotel and condo work.

* Worked as an assistant estimator on the $14M New World Symphony (Frank Ghery architect, bid was successful) and the $20M Childrenís Courthouse (bid still pending)


Skills Summary _________________________________________________________________

u  Contract Negotiation

u  Team Building

u  Management of Professionals

u  Sales

u  Strategic Thinking

u  Ordering

u  Scheduling

u  Meetings

u  Change Order Management

u  Warranties and Close-Out

u  Budgeting & Cost Controls

u  Subcontractor Supervision

u  Bidding/Estimating/ Proposals

u  Design and Engineering

u  Profit Building