Principal / Estimator
Northern Virginia College for business management and marketing.
Massachusetts Real Estate Academy
Over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. I started GNR Estimating Services, LLC in June 2018. As principal, I manage the day to day operations, hiring of all employees, all marketing and secure estimate and consulting contracts for the company. All negotiation and contracts are signed by me. The company does estimates and consulting services for both small and large firms and government entities. As principal, I consult with project participants to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues and review other documentation to prepare time, cost, material and labor estimates; prepare estimates of all major and minor construction aspects including overall scope of work, time and materials for use in selecting vendors and subcontractors, confer with engineers, architects and the client and contractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates and prepare estimates for purposes such as cost estimating and budget planning, scheduling work and organizing.
2007 - 2018
Cost Estimate Resources, LLC
San Antonio, Texas
Responsible for monitoring the daily activities of the office. Reviewing resumes for new employee’s before hiring, reviewing estimates, assisting with the completion of estimates. Monitoring work calendar for start of job to completion of the job, monitoring and recording change orders or others changes in the workflow. Review of contractor invoices for accuracy, approving for payment.
2004 – 2007
3H Mechanical Contractors
At 3H we were both General Contractor and Subcontractor completing work for the City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech University, Georgia State, Georgia Archives, and various other government contractors, including MARTA.
Estimates were completed using manual calculation and Excel spreadsheets. My responsibilities were primarily on the Georgia Tech Dorm renovations, new dorm construction and infrastructure. My focus was on the mechanical and electrical portion of the estimate I reviewed and approved invoices for accuracy before approval for payment.
1994 – 2007
I worked for various contractors in the Boston Area of Massachusetts. My work comprised of both residential and commercial construction. I contracted to various companies as work demanded.
Residential – I reviewed construction drawings for completion, estimated the cost to build and the cost of upgrades to individual properties and all changes orders.
Commercial - My work was estimating smaller contracts under $1Million. Estimated the cost of new construction and renovations of existing buildings for the State of Massachusetts prison system, Massachusetts Rapid Rail System and State Colleges.
Stay at home mother.
1975 – 1982
Bechtel Engineering, Inc.
I started my estimating career with Bechtel. I first started with blueprint reading, small estimates, small take-offs and upgraded to full estimate for the Washington DC Mass Transit System.