Damie Lasater [email protected]

649 W Christopher St
Meridian, ID 83642
208-514-5825

Summary

I am an experienced and results-driven Project Manager, proficient in pre-construction, bidding, budgeting, cost control, scheduling, quality controls, closeout, and document controls. I have worked twenty-five years in the construction industry. I have spent the last fifteen years gaining experience managing construction of commercial retail, industrial, healthcare, multi-family, electrical, and fire alarm projects. I am knowledgeable in all facets of the construction industry and excel in total project completion from bidding to closeout. My inherent strong drive to solve problems has enabled me to overcome obstacles and impediments and capitalize on opportunities. Attention to detail, methodical thought processes, diligent planning and multi-tasking have caused me to excel in the project management field. Being a systematic and diligent pre-planner allows me to anticipate and identify opportunities and develop strategies that increase quality and profitability. I have a proven track record of completing projects on time and within budget. I bring a precise and conscientious approach that promotes a culture of predictability and risk reduction.

Expertise/Skills

  • Improving operational processes to increase efficiency
  • Managing numerous multi-million-dollar projects concurrently
  • Creating realistic and achievable project schedules utilizing proactive procurement acquisition to lessen critical path timelines
  • Managing and building a cohesive team of diverse personnel
  • Working closely with clients in scheduling, budgeting, pricing, and constructability

Professional History

General Manager (April 2018 – March 2019), HMH Construction LLC, Nampa, Idaho.

My job was twofold, one to run current operations while concurrently create new

Created cloud-based business model
Crate a new business model aimed at increase capacity

I streamlined processes in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Estimating
  • Operations processes

Built IT Infrastructure

  • Analyzed and evaluated current requirements and future goals to produce the most cost effective and efficient construction software. (document controls, communications, daily reporting, accounting, as-built management, estimating, material procurement, cost analysis)
  • Created a completely cloud based infrastructure that enabled remote access, monitoring and control.
  • Cloud based construction company capable of operations procedure process.

Accomplishments

  • Raised the profit margin on projects from a range of 7.41% – 9.99% to a range of 17.46% – 39.88%.

 Project Manager (February 2017 – April 2018), RADIX Construction, Nampa, Idaho.

Responsible for managing multiple projects concurrently, building and maintaining lasting relationships with owner representatives. Preparing monthly cost analyses for executive management.

Accomplishments

  • Raised the profit margin on projects from a range of 7.41% – 9.99% to a range of 17.46% – 39.88%.

 General Manager (July 2014 – December 2016), Fire Sentry Systems Inc., Kuna, Idaho.

Responsible for daily operation, setting and managing yearly budgets, coordinating field staffing and weekly schedules. Designing and submitting all new projects. Developing strategy for future growth.

Accomplishments

  • Raised the profit margin from 4% to 34%
  • Increased sales by 30%
  • Redesigned the entire project life-cycle from client inquiry to closeout
  • Streamlined billings and payment operations
  • Cut costs by eliminating unnecessary or redundant processes
  • Obtained the Oregon contractor license and expanded market territory

 Project Manager (February 2008 – June 2014), ESI Construction Inc., Boise, Idaho

Responsible for managing multiple projects concurrently, building and maintaining lasting relationships with owner representatives. Preparing monthly cost analyses for executive management.

Accomplishments

  • Assisted in developing new division of multi-family construction
  • Achieved a 30% profit margin on Walmart remodels
  • Obtained high acceptance ratio on bidding projects.
  • Managed the remodeling of over 18 Walmart’s, two Toys-R-Us, two Best Buys and other projects

 Project Engineer (May 2006 – February 2008), McAlvain Construction, Inc., Boise, Idaho

Responsible for daily on-site operations and management of various projects. Maintained as-built drawings, prepared change orders and all document controls.

 Accomplishments

  • Managed the Level 4 Verizon MSC Expansion ($4.5 M)
  • Assisted with design-build projects
  • Managed the AGC 2008 Open Door project in Meridian, ID.

 Project Manager / Safety Director (November 2001 – April 2006), Quality Electric Inc., Boise, Idaho

Responsible for all aspects of multi-million dollar electrical projects, including submittals, material procurement, RFI and change management.  Responsible for managing and documenting new safety program.

Accomplishments as Project Manager

  • Created project manual for field staff containing all information, contracts, and forms required for projects.
  • Saved time and money by revising submittal and O&M processes to streamline and convert to a paperless system.
  • Increased profit margin by revising layout process. Organized and conducted training on new processes for all field personnel.
  • Reduced labor hours and material cost through value engineering.

Accomplishments as Safety Director

  • Lowered Quality Electric’s Experience Modification Ration (EMR) from .93 to .71.
  • Rewrote entire safety program and manual. Updated all categories in the MSDS to abide by all OSHA regulations.

Independent Contractor (May 2004 – May 2006), Engineered Structures, Inc., Boise, Idaho

Responsible for formulating preliminary budget for electrical portion of upcoming projects. Estimated electrical construction budget to assist with bidding. Reviewed cost increases on electrical packages. Provided cost reducing options on all budgets

 Site Planner / Civil Risk engineering (January 2000 – June 2001) Albertson’s, Inc., Boise, Idaho

Responsible for designing parking lot layout for shopping centers and grocery stores. Reviewed and standardized plans created by external engineering firms. Analyzed geo-tech reports to identify major cost impacts and evaluate project feasibility.

Other related experience

I also have hands on field experience working in concrete, framing, roofing, landscaping, siding and painting.

Education/Certifications

B.S., Boise State University, Boise, Idaho (May 2002)

Major: Construction Management
(Selected as Outstanding Student with honors and chosen for Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Society in Construction Management)
B.A.S., Boise State University, Boise, Idaho (May 1998)
Major: Applied Science Drafting Technology
Walmart Remodel Certified
Walmart SWPPP Certified
Sediment and Erosion Control responsible person
OSHA 10-hour card

Computer Skills

Viewpoint Vista
QuickBooks
AutoCAD
Micro Station
Bluebeam
Adobe
Primavera Project Planner
Primavera SureTrak
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Office Professional