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RssExpert Architectural Millwork Carpenter

To work as a finish carpenter, a lead carpenter, or a foreman in the millwork or cabinet industry. To install a quality product from an experienced millwork shop that the company and myself can be proud of. To set higher standards of excellence for myself and co-workers by building/installing a superior product.

Construction Carpenter

Portland, OR

About Me

Industry:

Construction & Extraction

Occupation:

Construction Carpenter

Highlights:

I passed my General Contracters exam and received my B2 license(small commercial and residential) at the age of 22. I obtained my C3 license(Carpentry, woodworking, etc.)the following year. I was a member of Local 1780 Carpenters union for 13 years. I received employee of the month in March of 2001 as a Carpenter Foreman for Collings Inc.
 

Education level:

High School/GED

Will Relocate:

Yes

Location:

Portland, OR

Work Experiences

9/2005 - 2/2009

Freelance Carpenter/Cabinetmaker

Self-Employed

  • I've been working for private clients building and installing cabinets, Murphy beds, false beams, crown mouldings, door & window casings, baseboard, archways, ceiling treatments, wainscot, mantels, and other high-end applications. All jobs have been pre-fabricated by myself in my custom shop, with the exception of some of the mouldings, then installed by myself in the field.

2/2002 - 7/2005

Wood Resources of Nevada 5277 S.Cameron St. Suite130 Las Vegas, NV. 89118 (702)263-2015 Supervisor: Kelly Cardin / Director of Operations: Charlie Tardy

Individual Contributor

  • I worked as a journeyman carpenter installing millwork and cabinets. I also worked as a foreman, from time to time, supervising small jobs. I supervised up to 15 men at a time, on jobs less than 2 million dollars. Coordinated job-site installations and delivery of necessary materials. Also I communicated with job-site superintendants to make sure work progress and schedules were met, and attended all foreman meetings. Most of these jobs were very "high-end", consisting of stain grade and faux finish millwork and casework. Interpreted shop drawings and architectural blueprints to create all lay-out for millwork installation at jobsite, as well as build templates of walls, ceilings, etc. for shop fabrication. I installed crown moulding, casings, archways, wall panels, doors & hardware (residential and commercial including panic hardware), trim, ceiling treatments, cabinets, restaurant booths, full bars w/footrail and drink scupper, FRP paneling @ back of house side, GFRC, GFRG, and other types of castings, bathroom vanities, ADA requirements,etc.... I worked overtime if necessary to finished the projects on time and within the budget.

11/1998 - 12/2001

Collings Inc.3600 W Oquendo Rd Las Vegas, NV. 89118 (702)795-7579 Supervisor: Kelly Cardin / Shop Foreman: Charlie Tardy

Individual Contributor

  • I worked as a journeyman carpenter installing millwork and cabinets. I also worked as a foreman, from time to time, supervising small jobs. I supervised up to 15 men at a time on jobs less than 2 million dollars. I installed crown moulding, casings, wall panels, doors & hardware, trim, ceiling treatments, cast products, cabinets, and anything else associated with bars, restaurants, commercial businesses, Custom residences, and casinos in the "High End" architectural millwork field. I also traveled out of town to supervise work. I earned employee of the month honors in March of 2001, which was the first time a field employee for the company had received this accomodation. The company is no longer in business.

9/1996 - 10/1998

Swiss Services of Nevada 6355 Windy Rd. suite #5 Las Vegas, NV.89119 (702)739-9455 Supervisor: Robin Ginter (612)816-1699

Individual Contributor

  • I worked as a journeyman carpenter installing millwork and cabinets. I also worked as a foreman from time to time supervising small jobs. I installed complete millwork in elevator cabs(36 total), cabinets, crown moulding, casings, wall panels, doors & hardware, trim, ceiling treatments, and cabinets in bars, restaurants, hotel rooms, casinos, commercial businesses, and custom residences.

9/1996 - 11/1996

Custom Business Interiors 1701 Athol Henderson, NV. 89015 (702)564-6661

Individual Contributor

  • I installed pilasters, columns, crown mouldings, mahogany handrail, restaurant booths, and cabinets at the Statosphere Tower in Las Vegas.

9/1995 - 9/1996

RFR Associates Inc. 6800 Caballero Blvd. Buena Park, CA. 90620 (714)562-8330 Supervisor: Arthur Lamontagne

Individual Contributor

  • I worked as a journeyman carpenter installing millwork and cabinets. I installed cabinets, crown moulding, casings, wall panels, doors & hardware, trim, ceiling treatments, and cast products, in bars, restaurants, and casinos.

7/1995 - 9/1995

Sefina Industries 6650 Cote Be Liesse St. Laurent, Quebec (514)342-5911 Supervisor: Manuel Grimaldo

Individual Contributor

  • I installed crown moulding primarily for this company, but I also installed maple, solid core, raised panel doors. I bored doors for "Baldwin" style locksets, and installed all architectural hardware. I also installed box-beam ceilings and entertainment centers at a custom residence totaling 1.2 million (millwork only)

8/1994 - 7/1995

GES Exposition Services 1624 Mojave Rd. Las Vegas,NV. 89104 (702)457-6093

Individual Contributor

  • I worked in the Custom department ; building exhibit booths, displays, and signage for upcoming conventions.

11/1992 - 9/1995

Journeyman Carpenter Local 1780 (various) Millwork Contractors

Individual Contributor

  • I worked as a journeyman carpenter installing millwork and cabinets. I installed crown moulding, wall panels, doors, hardware, trim, ceiling treatments, and cabinets. I worked for this company more than once between 1993 and 1996. I was also in charge of the lay-out for every bar in the casino area at the MGM Grand hotel during construction. I installed millwork facades at Sam,s Town Hotel & Casino in the atrium area. Facades were located from the 2nd to the 10th floors, and they consisted of siding, window treatments, capitals, and crown mouldings. It was exterior type work, but was located inside the building. I installed crown moulding and chair rail all the way up the MGM hotel high-rise. Mouldings had to be mirror matched on all cuts due to "Egg and dart" patterns. I worked as a framing carpenter at a commercial strip mall setting beams, trusses, & doors. I also worked other properties performing tenant improvements such as; Setting pre-hung metal jambs, doors, and panic hardware. Building partitions using metal studs and drywall. Installing box-beam ceiling and crown moulding in the home of the owner of Grove Construction.

10/1987 - 1/1993

C & A Construction 4137 Toronto Circle Las Vegas, NV. 89128 License B2 #26845, Small Commercial & Residential / Lic #27710, Carpentry-Framing to Finish Business Partner: Archie Wheeler (417-336-8646)

Contractor / Freelance

  • I owned a kitchen and bathroom remodeling company with my father. I passed the contractors exam and therefore was the qualified employee of the company. I possessed a B2 and C3 license in the state of Nevada for over 5 years. Our work mainly consisted of residential kitchen remodels, but we also did some small commercial jobs. I became fully experienced with every aspect of remodeling and new construction. Performing ceramic tile installation (floors, tub & shower enclosures, and countertops) drywall, tape, texture, and paint, as well as some light plumbing and electrical work. My license is currently inactive with no outstanding fees.

2/1987 - 10/1992

The Cabinetry/ Merrillat Industries

Contractor / Freelance

  • I installed cabinets on new residential jobs, new custom homes, and most of their remodels. They would refer my company to any customers seeking remodeling contracters.

2/1986 - 11/1989

Cabinet Installer 2 /1986 - 11 /1989

Self-Employed

  • I installed cabinets in apartments and residential homes, and also installed cabinets that were sold to customers in which I had contracted the renovation. I contracted quite a few large apartment jobs with this company being the distributer. The largest job was probably a Budget Suites project that consisted of about 15 three story buildings with 996 units total. Before I obtained my contractors license, all work was performed on a piece -work basis.

6/1981 - 8/1987

Various Framing,Door, & Cabinet Contractors Las Vegas, NV.

Self-Employed

  • I worked as an apprentice, up to a journeyman for local framing and cabinet contractors. I learned every aspect of wood framing to finish carpentry. From blueprint reading, lay-out, plate and buck-up, to; frame, joist, stack, fascia, sheath, windows, and interior & exterior doors, trim, and elevations. I also installed cabinets and countertops in residential homes and apartment buildings. I worked as a carpenter performing residential and commercial wood framing. I worked my way up to a foreman position and subsequently was in charge of the commercial field. I left the company when I obtained my contractors license.

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