My name is Ron Schieberl, and I have 30 years of experience running my own construction company. I retired three years ago, but would like to get back into management/remodeling/maintenance at some level, using my skills learned from the last 30 years. I am 60 years old, am in excellent health without limitations, do not drink and have never taken drugs nor smoked. I can pass any background test and do not have a criminal record.
1. Read plans
3. Have a clean driving record and a nice vehicle and am fully insured
4. I can do all phases of construction.
5. Day-to-day operations
6. People skills and skills managing employees, organizational skills and working within a scheduled time frame and bringing in projects on budget. I work well with people and have a lot of patience.
7. Safety I wrote my companys OSHA safety manual and conducted all the tailgate meetings.
9. Customer service
10. Working with and scheduling subs
11. Can personally do maintenance of tenant space, property, et cetera
12. Obtaining permits
13. Endless list of people who can work and have construction experience
14. I have a list of subs for any phase of work.
15. I have physically worked most trades throughout my career and still have a complete set of tools for most residential work. I speak Spanish fairly well, especially for construction work. I have great health and strength.
16. I have the computer, internet, texting skills that have to do with this type of work. I love to organize and look for ways to improve things. I have no problem being available 24 hours a day for emergencies. In tenant improvement, I am very understanding of an individuals complaint and the need to get it fixed, balanced with looking out for the owner and costs to get it done. I take pride in the things I accomplish and dont settle for mediocrity.
17. I have experience managing either small or very large projects with all of the organizational skills and trade knowledge to get the job done.
18. From all of the years of having a renovation company, I have mastered the ability to work in a persons home or office, while they are living there, protecting their items, cleaning up makeshift kitchens while work is being performed. I have foot protectors for the work crew. I instructed all of my employees how to operate in a persons home or office with appropriate behaviour, no smoking, no drinking, no foul language and being conscientious of things around them, safety and leaving things as good or better than they found them, respecting the owners privacy and directing questions to the supervisor rather than interacting with the tenants.
1. Custom homes
4. Make ready for homes, apartments and commercial properties
5. Commercial project manager and for my latest project, I ran four trades and up to a 75-man crew to convert 170 luxury apartments into time shares for Wyndham in Mission Valley in San Diego
6. I prefer to not live on the property, but will relocate, if necessary, and will consider housing as part of the compensation.
7. I am interested in property management and have experience condo/apartment maintenance, collecting rents, advertising for and interviewing new tenants, showing the properties, serving notices and evictions when needed. When I did this, I lived off site near the units, but I was a phone call away and always answer my phone, texts and emails.
8. I will also consider part time. I presently maintain two commercial buildings in San Diego which take a monthly inspection and doing any maintenance. This results in only a few hours a month.
9. I semi retired in 2007 and have become a specialist, working for developers for code violation corrections. I get the inspectors on our side, take care of the plans and permits, go to any special meetings for project permission and oversee the work to correct the violations and get the owners out of most fines that were attached to the violation. I know all trades in construction and have a thorough knowledge of all codes and exceptions to the codes in the state of California, which are usually tougher than the national codes. I received all of my work by word of mouth from satisfied customers.
Some of the projects I have done over the years 1971 to 1978:
Work in Europe (England and Holland):
A. In London, I renovated a large warehouse to become offices and living quarters in Bromley, Kent.
B. In Hollingbourne, England, I replaced dry rot in a 43-room home and oversaw the maintenance of this property and the one in Bromley for a year.
C. In Holland, I turned a large farmhouse into a two story commercial property.
Work in Europe (Italy):
A. I renovated a twenty-seven-room, four-hundred-year old villa on a property called Poggio Secco outside of Grassina (Florence). I was in charge of the project and worked with a 30 to 40-man crew for two years. We installed a heating system that was a copper piping system in concrete floors that heated up the floor itself. We removed over sixty windows and shutter systems form all exterior walls and remade them to match the ones built 100 years ago. We replaced all of the panels and all of the wiring. We replaced all dry rot in the building and replaced hand-hewn beams to match the original. We built a rain catch system for drinking water. We completely replastered all exterior surfaces and had artists repaint murals and window frame vines and family emblems at each window. Gas lines were installed throughout for a propane system and the furnace in the basement. While there, I helped run the cantina and oversaw the harvesting of grapes, olives and fruit trees on the 400 acres that surrounded the villa.
B. I spent six months in Rome and built the #4 rated disco in Rome. This was a 10,000-sq.ft. warehouse that we turned into a wine and beer bar and pasta restaurant. I ran this project and had a twenty-man crew I oversaw.
C. Numerous other properties were renovated during this time period of 1971 to 1978 in Florence and Portofino over an additional two-and-a-half-year period. These were usually farm houses or animal stalls that we turned into small villas. The reason for this is no new construction was allowed, so if you wanted a new living space, you looked to what was already on a foundation, even if it was a horse barn. I had to work with the Belle Arte in Florence who would come out to inspect the work I did and make sure everything was done properly, down to the right paint color on the newly-built houses, matching what was on the old original houses.
Work in Houston, Texas (1978 to 1985 and again in 2009):
A. Worked in a cabinet shop as a lead fabricator and became the foreman within a month.
B. For five years, I had a shop with a dozen employees, where we built the first mass-produced redwood lattice panels, pre fab gazebos and modular wood decking (my creation) to Sears and most major lumberyards. During this time, I had two companies - Cedar Creations and U.S. Wood.
C. Built and remodeled many homes
D. Built a mobile home park in Houston, Texas that had 200 spaces, where we began with a dirt lot and made all roads and infrastructures
E. Built a 20,000-sq.ft. research facility for A. F. Tubescope Research in Houston, Texas
F. In Abilene, Texas, I developed and built a 99-home development. I did all of the permitting and went to the city permitting meetings for approval and development for the project. I built the swimming pool, office, usage room building, all infrastructures. I did privacy fencing and eleven model homes. This was a recent project when I returned to Texas for a year to work for an old employer/developer. This was 2009.
Work in Wyoming 2010:
A. Reworked pumps and other machinery in six oil wells in Jeffrey City, Wyoming that were drilled in 1929 and only producing one third its potential. We got the six wells up and running to maximum potential and the developer I worked for sold these for millions above his investment.
Work in California 1986 to present:
A. In 1986, I had the opportunity to relocate to San Diego, California and build three custom homes. Since then, I have built many more custom homes and countless remodels and additions, as well as landscape and hardscape, decks, fencing.
B. I converted an apartment complex in Casa de Oro, California into individual condos that sold within a few months of completion. I worked as the main contractor with my crew and numerous subs. Job was done on schedule and within budget.
C. I converted two apartment complexes into individual condos, adding a laundry room and second bedroom to each unit. I got all of the permits, licensing, et cetera. I was the supervisor for the contractor/owner of the project. I supervised my own crews and numerous other sub contractors. Job was done ahead of schedule and on budget. Units were luxury units and all sold in less than six months.
D. I was the job supervisor building one of the largest Messianic churches in the United States in Calabasas, California. I worked with the crew and subs and obtained all permits and plans.
E. I built a water filtration and juice store in Santa Barbara as the first for a chain of stores. This was a $250,000 project, completed in seven weeks and on budget. I did all of the high-tech filtration systems and built a dispensing wall for thirty different juices.
F. I was the supervisor on a project converting 171 luxury apartments into Wyndham Timeshares. There was a crew of 48 to 75 people and two shifts. I did four sub contracted trades for the main contractor and owner with Wyndham Timeshares. This was my last commercial project done in 2007 in Mission Hills San Diego, California.
G. I built three custom homes for the developer I worked with throughout the years and 27 more luxury homes over a 25-year period for this developer in Texas and California.
H. I ran a make-ready, tenant improvement business with Apache Construction for numerous apartment and commercial properties and town home developments for the HOA. I ran this part of the business for five years in San Diego, California.
I. I did hundreds of remodel jobs on homes and condos in Texas and California over a thirty-year period. Many of these were done in La Jolla, California. These remodels averaged from $150,000 to $500,000.
J. Since 1987, I have had my own business and employees. I ran sales, subs and most phases of the business.
K. I worked as an interior designer for many of my customers for whom I built homes and remodeled. This included paint colors, kitchen, bathrooms, wall coverings, flooring, furnishings and art work.
A. Married forty years, three children and three grandchildren
B. I love anything that has to do with the outdoors, hiking, walking, horseback riding. Favorite vacation spots are Mammoth and Colorado and Italy. I have traveled so much in my life, I am ready to stay put for awhile.
C. I love to read, listen to music and love to drive. I love road trips.