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Douglas B. Cason D.O.B. 5/01/65 To: Employee Services, I am writing this cover letter seeking employment as a commercial construction project engineer. My occupational past has been focused on business management and construction supervision. From high school graduation I entered into construction in the electrical trade for 5 years, obtained an NEC residential specialist licence, and then continued for 3 more years in commercial new construction projects. My (then) wife and I were hired by Master Property Management in Dallas Texas as resident on site managers over the largest of eight Stor-N-Lok self storage / office park facilities in the Dallas area. It is located at 9350 Skillman Ave. and consists of 1,024 units of 10 sizes and includes an adjoining office park with 24 office suites and 15 commercial warehouses. The facility was 38% occupied and in desperate physical and financial condition when MPM took possession. I oversaw the entire property rehabilitation including replacement of 4 roofs and repairing over 400 storage units with water damage. Many units had been abandonded for years, and the book keeping was a total mess. Once all eight buildings received new paint in the red and grey colors of the Stor-N-Lok image the property took on a new life. New black top drives and striping preceded new security systems and cameras. Renovating the leasing office and apartment followed as well as the adjoining office park being restored. The construction renovation took 3 months to complete. Over the next 12 months we successfully raised the occupancy to 93%. I learned all facets of self-storage management including; leases, scheduling relief managers and ground maintenance staff, accounting, collections, overlocks, make readies, and conducting monthly auctions. My wife decided she would be happier living with her parents and moving to California, so she left me. The management company would not allow me to continue on my own since they required a married couple in the position. I moved from on site manager at MPM into a position of physical property supervisor within the company. On behalf of the property owners, I oversaw property rehabilitations; maintenance and tenant build outs for 20 commercial retail strip centers and low rise office buildings. I then started DC Commercial Finish, a commercial general contracting construction company. Over the next 5 years I contracted to build out the interior finish work of lease spaces from MPM and The Brennan Company Property Management on the many properties they managed. As a business owner I performed all facets of a construction business; estimating, sub-contracts, procurement, scheduling, obtained building permits and all city inspections. I also self-performed much of the work, supervised progress, maintained quality control & customer relations, created AIA G702/703 payment applications and paid subcontractors all while maintaining a clean, safe job site and adhering to OSHA safety standards. Over the next 7 years I went on to work as a construction superintendant for 3 leading GCs in the downtown Dallas area working primarily in the high rise buildings on high end interior finish projects including three multi-floor penthouse build outs. During that time I increased my knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite -Word, Excel and Project Scheduling. Continuing to expand my career expertise, 6003 S. 64th West Ave. Tulsa, OK 74107 Cell: 918-508-1626 Email: DouglasBCason@gmail.com Cover Letter I moved to Tulsa where I supervised several ground up structural steel, metal building and wood framed multi-tenant type projects, serving not only as a site superintendent but also as project engineer and manager. I utilized my skills in Excel to build many complex formulated spreadsheets to track everything from entire project budgets and GC billing to creating subcontractor (AIA 702 & 703 style) payment applications, tracking purchase orders, submittals, RFIs, ASIs, etc. I exercised my skills not only in project scheduling and supervision, but also in performing take-offs & quantifying, obtaining bids and checking bid scope completeness, reviewing and organizing multi-million dollar budgets, going over plans to identify problems and build-ability, looking for ways to reduce the cost while maintaining quality and customer satisfaction. During the past 11 years working in the Tulsa market, I have had the opportunity to learn 3 project management software products; Master Builder, Computer Ease and CoreCon. Over the past 32 years, I have managed and supervised over 98 million dollars worth of commercial construction projects. Through all of the years, projects and broad range of experiences, I have come to discover my strengths and weaknesses well. I am very meticulous when it comes to numbers and the details are where I thrive. I am very comfortable either building formulated spreadsheets in Excel, reviewing submittals or building a detailed project schedule. I have found that my personality is easy going and comprehensive, one that gets along with everyone. I am professional and merge well into any working environment. I am very personable, have a quick sense of humor, and make friends easily with everyone I meet. I have an ability to reason out situations, which works to my advantage when diffusing conflict. I am sensitive to company inner-relations and have learned how to think before I act. I let others lead when required while taking control when placed in authority; however Im not afraid to make decisions when needed. I have never compromised a companys integrity for personal gain. I am clean cut, honest, forthright, ethical, dependable, responsible and reliable. My experiances have shown me that I am best suited to fit the duties of a construction project engineers position, moreso than a manager or superintendant. My wife and I have been happily married for 14 years; have 6 children and 5 grandchildren between us. We currently have 3 children still living at home, Jessica 9, Karina 18 and Nathan 20 who is a junior in ORU this year. We have been members of Victory Christian Church since we moved to Tulsa in 2005. I will devote myself to the company and strive to meet the expectations of those for whom I am working for. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and consider me for employment. Please review my resume attached. Sincerely, Douglas B. Cason Douglas B. Cason D.O.B. 5/01/65 Commercial Construction Project Engineer * 32 Years Business, Management, Supervision & Construction Experience * Self Storage and Office Park Resident Manager * Const. Project Manager * Const. Superintendent * Great Human Relations * Professional Attitude * Detailed & Organized * Ethical Standards * Priority Conscious * Logical / Technical * Computer Literate Construction Skills & Experience: * Read all Construction Documents Fluently: - Civil - Structural - Architectural - MEP - Specifications * Construction Management Software: 1. Master Builder Construction Mgmt Software 2. Computer Ease Construction Mgmt Saftware 3. CoreCon Construction Mgmt Software 3. Microsoft Project: Gant chart scheduling 4. Microsoft Word: Business letters and labels 5. Microsoft Excel: Extensive multipage formulated spreadsheets * Communication between City Officials, Building Owners, Architects & Engineers. * Coordination of all trades for progressive commercial construction. * Quality interior wall finishes * Cultured Stone * EFIS * Cast Stone * 7 Years Commercial & Residential Electrical trade experience. (Lic. 1988-1991) * Hands on experience with common power tools. * Operated Scissor Lifts, Boom Lifts, LUL & Sky track Extendable Fork Lifts. 1989 - 1991 National Education Center Dallas, TX Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Engineering - Achieved 5 out of 6 Directors Awards. - GPA 3.96 (out of a possible 4.0) 1981 - 1983 Elsie Robertson High School Lancaster, TX Diploma Graduate - Algebra I, II, III, Geometry I, II - Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Free enterprise work program Occupation Desired 6003 S. 64th West Ave. Tulsa, OK 74107 Cell: 918-508-1626 Email: DouglasBCason@gmail.com Summary of qualifications Education Resume June 2014 Present West Construction 1515 west Archer St., Tulsa OK 74127 Contact 1: Owner Dean West, Office 918-627-3326 (Please do not contact) Title: Project Manager / Superintendant / Estimator / Engineer - Commercial, Residential Remodel, Multifamily - Managed, supervised and coordinated all components of projects. - Prepared and executed project schedules. - Coordinated all subcontractors efforts and scopes of work. - Oversaw all installation procedures and maintained quality control. - Worked effectively with architects, engineers, interior designers, and staff. June 2005 Feb. 1, 2014 Lay Off due to lack of work. Daniels & Daniels Construction Inc., 3501 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow, OK 74012 Contact 1: Owner Charlie Daniels, Office; 918-872-6006 Contact 2: Office Mgr. Rodney James, Office; 918-872-6006 Contact 3: Senior PM Darrell Devor, Office; 918-872-6006 Title: Project Manager / Superintendant / Estimator / Engineer - Managed, supervised and coordinated all components of projects. - Prepared and executed project schedules. - Coordinated all subcontractors efforts and scopes of work. - Oversaw all installation procedures and maintained quality control. - Worked effectively with architects, engineers, interior designers, and ministry staff. Projects Completed for Daniels & Daniels Construction Inc.: Friendship Baptist Church Owasso 14100 E. 86th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055. Contact 1: Pastor Linzy Slayden - Office: 918-272-2003 Contact 2: Owner Rep., Randy Baskins - Cell: 918-960-1170 - Project Superintendent & Assistant PM - $7M, 1 year Nov. 2012 to Dec. 2013 - New Worship Center, gathering and classroom facility. - Features: 1,200 seat Sanctuary / Auditorium, kids assembly room, indoor play structure and Sunday school classrooms. Partial Wood Framing. Work History Owasso Assembly of God Youth Building Expansion 9341 N. 129th E. Ave., Owasso, OK 74055 Contact 1: Pastor Bruce McCarty - Office: 918-272-5219 - Project Superintendent & Assistant PM - $1.7M, 1 year Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2012 - Built 2nd level on existing 1 story childrens wing, new portache and elevator lobby, themed interior classrooms for children. Indoor Play structure with 30 radius 2 story glass wall addition. Assembly of God Oklahoma State Youth Camp - Project Manager - $13M, 2.5 years Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2012 - 40 acre new development for the Oklahoma District Council of The Assemblies of God. Serves over 400 churches statewide. Ground Up Construction of; - 16 cabins (dorms) 6,500 SF each Wood Framed - Dining Hall 30,000 SF Wood Framed - Worship Center 18,000 SF Metal Building - Concession Stand 5,000 SF Metal Building - 9 miles of 6 water line to serve camp, 3.5 acre septic lagoon with lift station. Dining hall features 4 serving lines and a full commercial kitchen, seats 1000 people. Worship Center seats 1,200 people. Each Cabin has a commons area with sleeping areas divided into 4 quadrants, each with 7 bunk beds, 7 restroom stalls, 7 showers and private coachs room. First Bank of Owasso 8601 N Garnett Rd., Owasso, OK 74055 Contact 1: Bank President Dee Sokoloski, Main # 918-272-5301 Contact 2: Bank Director Dan Heiling, Main # 918-272-5301 - Project Manager - $14.5M, 2 years Nov. 2007 to Nov. 2009 - New Bank and Tenant Lease Building 63,000 Sf 6 story. - Features: Ground Up Construction, 2 Five stop elevators, 2 vaults, Geothermal HVAC System consisting of 75 400 deep wells w/routed HDPE piping, 4 story circular glass atrium, 3 floors of high end interior finish for bank occupancy. Custom pondless fountain. Cast Stone Exterior veneer. Victory Christian Center - Tulsa, Oklahoma 7700 South Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74136 Contact 1: Senior Founding Pastor Sharon Daugherty Main # 918-491-7700 Contact 2: Associate Pastor Bruce Edwards Main # 918-491-7700 - Project Manager, Superintendent, Estimator, Engineer & Accountant - $34M, 2.5 years June 2005 to Nov. 2007 - New Worship Center, 120,000 Sf. 2 stories. - Childrens Wing, 45,000 Sf. 3 stories. - Features: 3 elevators, 2 escalators, 5,000 seat multilevel auditorium, performance class stage with 20 x 60 projection screen, extensive AV systems and LED/Intelligent lighting systems. Full TV recording & editing studio, book store, caf, 500 seat wedding chapel, 400 seat prayer chapel and basement. Pre-engineered structural steel buildings, cultured stone and EFIS veneer. Themed interiors childrens building. Work History Continued May 2003 June 2005 Shared Outreach Emergency Childrens Shelter; A nonprofit organization supported by Stone Development Inc. Title: Construction Coordinator - Created and designed floor plans of shelter buildings for immediate use and future expansion. - Remodeled the interior of 1 1,800 sf brick home for the immediate use as the childrens shelter. - Created Excel Spreadsheets for construction materials, estimated costs and installation times. Left company when I discovered the owners were unethical. Sept. 2001 May 2003 Took time off work to assist with family matters and church related projects. Oct. 1998 - Sept. 2001 Precept Builders Inc. Dallas, TX 75201 1909 Woodall Rogers Frwy. 214-953-5100 Title: Project Superintendent - High-end, multiple floor, commercial interior finish projects in several high-rise buildings downtown Dallas. - Prepared and executed critical path project schedules. - Coordinated all subcontractors efforts and scopes of work. - Oversaw all installation procedures and maintained quality control. - Worked closely with architects, engineers, space designers, tenants, property managers and project construction managers. - Adhered to facility rules and regulations, city building codes and scheduled required inspections. - See attached list of completed projects. May 1996 - Oct. 1998 James R. Thompson Inc. Dallas, TX 75201 Title: Project Superintendent - Same as above with Precept Builders. - See attached list of completed projects. Reason for leaving: Overworked and Taken Advantage of. Oct. 1995 - May 1996 Pacific Builders Inc. Dallas, TX 75211 Title: Project Superintendent - Same as above with Precept Builders. - See attached list of completed projects. Reason for leaving: Unethical company. May 1991 - Oct. 1995 DBA: DC Commercial Finish North Richland Hills, TX 76180 Title: Owner - Commercial General Contracting Company, specializing in interior finish construction of retail strip centers and office space. - Coordinated efforts of architects, engineers, property management, tenants, and subcontractors for progressive completion of projects. - Incorporated ADA, Health Dept, and City Building and Fire codes. - Created business forms within the PC Windows platform, i.e. invoices, proposals, taxes, scheduling spreadsheets. - Maintained all business and project records - See attached list of completed projects. Feb. 1990 - May 1991 The Brennan Company Dallas, TX 75244 Title: Commercial Property Supervisor - Supervised construction projects on eighteen commercial retail shopping centers and two high-rise office buildings, on behalf of the owners. - Worked closely with CPMs consulting on all matters of construction, including; complete strip center rehab., damaged property repair, new tenant finish contracts, suite expansion projects, ADA checklists and general property maintenance. - Scheduled ground maintenance employees. - Kept expense records for petty cash on each property. Reason for leaving: To organize and pursue own business. Feb. 1988 - May 1989 Master Property Management Dallas, TX 75244 Title: Resident Facility Manager Reason for leaving: Wife left, married couple required for position. - Took over Self-Storage Facility as resident manager, 1,024 units and office park. - Organized and Supervised complete property rehabilitation. - Brought occupancy up from 38% to 97% in 18 months. Reason for leaving: Wife left, married couple required for position. 1981 - 1988 WR Cox Electrical Contractors (Open Shop) Dallas, TX Title: Electrician - Residential and commercial electrician, new and remodel projects. - Licensed 1988 Residential Specialist Reason for leaving: Opportunity to persue a better position. COMPLETED PROJECT LIST PRIOR TO JUNE 2005 Name Approx. S.F. Approx. Value For : Precept Builders Inc. Allegiance Telecom 10 Flrs @ 12,000 ea $7.6 M Notes: Park Lane and Central, 2 sister bldgs. 5 flrs. ea. 2 Flrs per schedule starting 2 wks consecutively, 4 mth total schedule. All shell space , all new build-out w/ MEPs Fulbright & Jaworski Law Offices 3 Flrs @ 12,000 ea $2.3 M Notes: Flrs 26, 27 & 28 Chase Tower, Downtown Dallas, Fully occupied remodel. All night work. Staged: remove personals, demo, rebuild, clean, and put back every night. . Millwork / Hardwood Flooring restoring. Carpet & paint. 6 mth schedule Square One Advertising 3 Flrs @ 17,000 ea $2.5 M Notes: Penthouse Flrs: 30, 31 & 32 of San Jancinto Towers, Downtown Dallas. Complete Demo and Build-out, 2 floor atrium w/ spiral stairs, custom maple millwork, high tech lighting package, world class bar w/ open ceiling concepts. Texas Capitol Bancshares 2 Flrs @ 10,000 ea $1.2 M Notes: Custom stone flooring, custom mahogany millwork columns and desks, 3 mth schedule. For : James R. Thompson Inc. E.W. Blanch Corp. 4 Flrs @ 24,000 ea $4.2 M Notes: Penthouse Flrs: 26, 43, 44, & 45 of Lincoln Plaza, Downtown Dallas. 2,000 sf demo and redesign of structural concrete and steel beams between floors for 3 story atrium. New double stairs, w/ glass & chrome railings. Custom mahogany millwork columns and fabric walls. Private elevator lobbies, suspended S.R. floating ceiling sails, custom stone lobbies and galleries on ea. Flr., 3 mth schedule. Suiza Foods Corp. 3 Flrs @ 11,000 ea $1.5 M Notes: Custom carpet designs, serpentine S.R. ferdowns, glass office walls, stone elevator lobbies, Testing Kitchen, 3 mth schedule. Frost Securities 2 Flrs @ 10,000 ea $700K Notes: Custom stone/glass/stainless steel elevators and lobbies, 2 mth schedule. Bracewell & Patterson Lawfirm 18,000 $800K Notes: Occupied Remodel, new carpet, paint, millwork, files and lighting, some new offices. 60 days. Prudential Securities: 1.5 Flrs @ 15,000 ea $1.3 M Notes: Cherry millwork and glass walled offices, Zip-tube system, 3 mth schedule. For : Pacific Builders Inc. Name Approx. S.F. Approx Value Guaranty Federal Bank Restack 8 Flrs @ 12,000 ea $3.2 M Notes: Fully occupied, GFB occupied 80% of the 14 story building, Demo and build-out. 10 mths. Ronquillo Law Firm 8,000 $145K Notes: Half of 34th Flr., 1999 Bryan, Harwood Center, Complete demo, all new build-out, 4 wk. schedule. Herculite Doors, glass walls, custom drywall reveals, granite flooring, suspended s.r. ceilings. Zurich Reinsurance 10,000 $180K Notes: One third of 9th Flr., 5400 LBJ, One Lincoln Center, Complete demo, all new build-out, 4 wk schedule, conceiled spline ceilings, custom slate floor, herculite doors and glass walls. Open MRI / CT New MRI / CT Room $65K Notes: Office Building ground Flr. Demo and remodel of one room, lead lined walls, 2 wk. schedule. For : Robert L. Reich, General Contractor Remax Northwest Realtors 9,000 $145K Notes: N. Carrollton, Retail strip shell finish out, custom millwork, marble flooring, 6 wk schedule. Computer Associates 8 Flrs @ 18,000 ea $110K Notes: Las Collinas High Rise, Specialized custum interior paint and flooring, 12 wk schedule. Party City 24,000 $100K Notes: Carrollton, Retail strip remodel, demo and build out, 6 wk. schedule Weiners Clothing Store 25,000 $78K Notes: Haltom City, Retail strip remodel, demo and build out, 5 wk schedule. Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy 2,400 $45K Notes: Bedford, Retail strip shell finish out, 4 wk schedule. Little Caesars Pizza 3 locations @ 1,800 ea $45K ea Notes: All retail strip remodels, demo all and build out, custome Little Caesars Package, health dept. General Contracted by DC Commercial Finish: Outlook Software 14,000 $126K Notes: N. Dallas Office Bldg., Grnd Flr remodel, demo and build out, 4 wk schedule Celotex Corporate Offices 6,300 $53K Notes: N. Dallas Office Bldg., of 3rd Flr. Complete demo, and Build back, 2 wks schedule. TX Dept. of Transportation 2,600 $53K Notes: Grand Prairie, Retail strip shell finish out, 4 wk schedule Miscellaneous Projects under $50,000.00 by DC Commercial Finish Name Approx. S.F. Approx Value Independent Distributor Assoc. 2,500 $27,000 Capitol Cleaners 3,200 $27,000 Bickerstaff & Marshall Atrnys 1,300 $24,000 Rustys Auto Parts 2,600 $25,000 Crayon Campus 1,500 $21,000 State Farm Insurance 1,400 $19,000 Cheatham & Associates Eng. 2,800 $15,000 Super Grass Lawn Care 2,400 $12,000 Sumar Inspections 2,300 $10,000 Severance Company 2,700 $8,100 Telequest 800 $4,500 Mr. Jims Pizza 1,300 $2,900 Saint Sava Orthodox Mission 2,000 $2,700 Bill Bland Attorney 1,100 $2,400 Edward D. Jones 800 $1,500 Capitol Cleaners 560 $1,400 Minskies Formal Wear 1,500 $1,100