Retired Construction Manager with significant expertise in the administration of Federal projects. Well organized and detail oriented. Thorough knowledge of building dynamics, including civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical elements. Managed, or otherwise administered federal, commercial, industrial, retail, major remodel, tenant improvement, multifamily, single-family subdivisions, and high-end single-family home projects in 22 states with individual values to $37 million.
EXPERIENCE 2017 – Present Author and witness to the human condition. Teaches chess, studies history, enjoys music, rings his hands over the impending environmental catastrophe, and otherwise wanders in the darkness. 2016 – 2017 Owner’s Representative/Technical Inspector, MOCA Systems, San Antonio, TX • Short assignments filling in for Commissary construction start-ups. 09/12 – 09/16 Owner, Spietz Construction Management, LLC, San Antonio, TX • Contract pursuit and support of various government projects by out of state contractors as well as construction management services for private clients. 04/12 to 09/12 Design Chief/Consultant,KBR, San Antonio, TX • Liaison between design and construction teams on behalf of the full bidding process for two major high dollar projects, i.e., a man-camp in Alberta and a space debris radar tracking system on Kwajalein. 11/09 to 11/11 Sustainment Project Manager, Parsons, Lackland AFB, TX • Contractor for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) tasked with managing budgeting and maintenance support for 179 commissaries in 47 states (over 12 M. sq. ft.). 04/04 to 10/09 Senior Project Manager/Program Manager,Kitchell CEM, Lackland AFB, TX • Managed a 5-year DeCA Owner’s Representative contract for 19 projects in 18 states. • Coordinated and performed quality assurance inspections, job site meetings, software tracking, RFIs, submittals, change orders, schedules, payment applications, and dispute resolution. • Directed and coordinated project phases while working with 9 government project managers, 7 contracting officers, and 17 technical inspectors with multi-site locations from my office on Lackland AFB. Budget $166M+. 11/00 to 04/04 Project Manager/Technical Inspector, 3D/I, Multi-States, U.S. • Served as the Contracting Officer’s Representative at 6 locations in 5 states for quality assurance. • Managed meetings, pay apps, RFIs, submittals, change orders, schedules, and dispute resolution. 1999 to 2000 General Manager, Serco, Inc., Bellevue, WA • Recruited to establish business profitability for a multifamily remodeling general contractor. • Successfully reorganized business. Designed and implemented estimating, safety, and cost control. 1998 to 1999 Owner, Metropolitan Construction Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA • Inspected single-family, multifamily, and commercial structures and managed construction projects. • Project Manager for a sign changeover from SeaFirst Bank to Bank of America (295 banks). 1996 to 1998 Project Manager, American Home Builders, &Vice President, Luxor Communications, Bellevue, WA • Authored the company’s contracts and bid procedures. Supervised designs, prepared budgets and schedules, and administered all aspects of construction for a 188-unit project as well as additional projects located in 8 western states. As V.P., established, and operated a telecom company for service to 5,000 apartment units, generating $40K per month in revenue for the owner. 1994 to 1995 Project Manager, RBI Construction, Bellevue, WA • Served as a PM for a General Contractor specializing in restaurants. Projects were tenant improvements and free-standing buildings. Completed 8 projects in 4 states within budget and on time. • Completed a 10K sq. Ft. Free-Standing restaurant from groundbreaking to the opening in 105 days. 1993 to 1994 Project Manager, Yun’s Company, Seattle, WA • Managed and prepared budgets, schedules, contracts, purchasing, and hiring of subcontractors for a General Contractor constructing HUD-funded Native American single-family subdivisions. • Successfully supervised on-site construction, including billing and client relations for two developments.
Before 1993 Vice President, Lapland Construction (Real Estate developer), Great Barrington, MA • Managed construction of a luxury second home subdivision in the Berkshires. • Recruited architects and engineers, developed subcontractor documents, schedules, and budgets. • Supervised all construction. • Managed and motivated sales associates and day-to-day business operations. Senior Vice President,The Horizon Companies of North America (Real Estate developer), Hartford, CT • Re-structured business operations for a company who lost financing and loan disbursements. • Established new business controls, including budgets, costing systems, and policies/procedures. • Successfully led the company to a profitable position. Constructed roads, utilities, and 48 houses in 10 months. Managed the construction of three subdivisions. Partner, H&S Development and Alaska Building Consultants, Juneau, AK. • Architects and developers of multifamily housing. Housing Director, Juneau, AK. • Setup and operated a HUD-funded Section 312 program for 3 years. I completed 92 remodeling projects. PROJECT EXAMPLES Federal Sr. Project Manager/Program Manager, Defense Commissary Agency Program Management Assistance Contract. Commissaries: Bangor, WA, Bremerton, WA, Camp Pendleton, CA, Dyess AFB, TX, Ellsworth AFB, SD, Ft. Greely, AK, Ft. Lee, VA, Ft. McCoy, WI, Ft. Wainwright, AK, Kaneohe Bay MCB, HI, NS San Diego, CA, Ord Military Community, CA, Peterson AFB, CO, Redstone Arsenal, AL, Tobyhanna AD, PA, Whiteman AFB, MO, Langley AFB, VA, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Ft. Lewis, WA, Grand Forks AFB, ND, Jacksonville, FL, King’s Bay, GA, Mayport NS, FL. Exchanges: Bangor, WA, Peterson AFB, CO. Maintenance SustainmentProject Manager, Whole Facilities Maintenance Contract, Defense Commissary Agency with 179 commissaries and a $48 million/year budget. Prepared budgets and trained staff. Commercial Project Manager, Coca-Cola plant expansion and remodel, CT, Grossman’s Store (Big Box), CT, Kake Health Clinic, AK, Red Dog Saloon, AK, Dell Shull Trucking, AK, Anka Business Center, AK. Tenant Improvement Project Manager, Sachs, Berman & Sure (Law offices), CT, Cooney, Scully & Dowling (Law offices), CT, Pullman, Comley & Reeves (Law offices), CT, Robinson & Cole (Law offices) CT Manager, Steel, Block, Concrete, Coca-Cola Expansion, $3.5M. Multi-Family Project Manager, A 188-unit apartment project called Casper Village in Wyoming; A 75-unit apartment project called Eagle’s Edge in Utah; A 54-unit condo project called Chatham Place in Alaska; A 20-unit high-end waterfront condo project called Seabroc Manor Phase II in Alaska. Single-Family Subdivisions V.P. Construction, To-Ho-Ne Shores in MA; Slater Farms, The Heights, and Cedar Hills in CT; Subdivisions for the Makah and Nooksack Housing Authorities in WA. Restaurants Project Manager, Macheezmo Mouse, WA & OR 4 Locations; Country Harvest, TX & AZ; Klawock Restaurant, AK. Municipal Housing Director, Juneau, AK. HUD-funded Section 312 program setup and operation for 3 years. 92 remodeling projects completed. Native American Housing Construction Manager, Tlingit & Haida Regional Housing Authority, Southeast AK; As a turn-around for HUD remodeled/rehabilitated 1500 houses in 10 projects, 9 of which were not reachable by road.
John Spietz 1 Tower Park Lane, #2209 San Antonio, TX 78209 e-mail