Kenneth E. Balarezo / Architecture & Construction Management
January 1983-to present
Self-Employed - Architecture, Construction Manager & Real Estate Developer
Seventeen years of construction management with projects ranging from $25 K to $2 M. Responsibilities include project feasibility, permitting assistance, estimating, bid solicitation, cost analysis, sub-contractor contracts, scheduling, customer service and the utilization of computers for project, client, accounting and business data.
Construction management experience includes the following:
* Retail * Commercial
* Residential * New Construction
* Multi-family * Condominiums
* Restoration * Remodeling
* Tenant Improvements * Additions
* Feasibility studies * Site Planning
Seventeen years design experience including residential, multi-family, commercial and space planning for new construction and renovation projects. A wide range of projects encompass but are not limited to:
* Affordable housing * Spec. Homes
* Custom Homes * Multi- Family
* Commercial * Retail
* Lighting Design Consulting * Space Planning
* Building Permit Assistance * Short Plats
* Lot Line Adjustments * Land Use & Zoning
* Healthy House Design * Passive Solar Design
Skeers Construction & Development
March 1995 to February 1998
Corporate Management, Architecture, Project Management & Development
* Multi-family housing * Subdivision development
* Residential housing * Architectural Design
Management for one of the major construction and development companies doing business in Whatcom County Washington. Since joining the company in 1995 I have worked closely with the owner to implement plans that took advantage of a strong housing market and the companies 12 million dollar undeveloped land holdings. Company goals of doubling single family housing sales by the end of 1997, expanding the custom home market share and the construction of four rental units for the company owner were achieved. Company owner awarded "Builder of the Year" for 1997 by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County.
Responsibilities include working with financial and project management personnel to coordinate and plan company needs on a daily basis. Personally responsibility to the company owner for planning of all company projects. Technical management of company computer systems for all inter-office / off site networking and internet connectivity. Interaction with department heads for implementation of software and hardware needs for their individual disciplines. Trouble shooting hardware and software problems, including basic computer construction.
Head of design and production for custom, spec and pre-sold homes for all subdivisions, multi-family, condo and student housing projects for the company owner and his investors. Responsibilities also included re-designing the layout of our office when first employed and design of our new offices. My involvement in all projects has included client relations, coordination with engineers and other professionals, planning and permitting, cost analysis, bid review, project management, sub-contractor relations and scheduling.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
Interaction in all phases of company projects. Including design, permitting, scheduling, bids, sub-contracts, engineering, client relations, employee relations, planning and sales. Worked with the company owner and his "dirt crew" to facilitate the construction of single family subdivisions. Coordination with county and city building official, civil and structural engineers. Attended planning department and government council meetings to help in the political process of land development. Research on planning and building code issues that may impact or enhance our projects. Daily coordination with buyers, design professionals, sub-contractors, suppliers, building department officials and company employees.
G. Thomas Henderson & Associates
January 1978-December 1982
Partner in successful medium size company performing architecture, lighting design, store design & space planning services. Responsibilities included design, drafting, client relations, office & production management, marketing, accounting & business planning
GTH was a full service design firm with clients ranging from private individuals & home owners to medium and large corporations in banking, law, retailing, insurance, architecture, real estate development, municipalities and high-tech manufacturing. Many of the GTH projects have won awards and have been published in trade journals for their innovation and creativity.
February 1979-August 1985
Co-Manager (with spouse) of 105 unit apartment building in the Sandpoint area of Seattle. Duties included marketing, rental, fiscal planning, accounting, maintenance, staff management & customer service. Assisted owner in construction process of Phase II building.