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DOUG FINNEY

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DOUG FINNEY

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Mr. Finney has been actively involved in construction for over twenty years. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Colorado State University and is currently a Class C Licensed General Contractor in Denver, Colorado. His extensive hands on experience, education and role as a Superintendent, Project Manager and General Contractor have allowed him to be intimately involved in every aspect of the construction process. He is familiar with both the administrative and production components of the industry and thus able to accurately pinpoint the cause of what can often be a complex web of misunderstanding and/or work performance that undermines construction disputes. His experience has taught him how to successfully navigate through conflict in a professional manner.

Summary of Qualifications
Education
1980-1982 University of Colorado
1982-1985 Colorado State University; B.S. Construction Management

Courses of Study
Business: Accounting, Finance, Business Law, Human Relationships, Disputes Settlement, Construction Contracts

Engineering: Static’s, Mechanics of Materials, Properties of Construction Materials, Structural Design, Engineering Economy, Design-Wood Structures, Soil Engineering

Industrial Sciences: Construction Surveying, Architectural and Construction
Planning, Construction Estimating, Construction Planning and Scheduling, Mechanical Systems, Electrical Design

Contracting Experience: Includes residential construction (custom & semi-custom homes, remodels, additions including “poptops” ), light commercial, tenant finish / retail

Field: Site/building layout, concrete forming & pouring (mainly flatwork), foundation underpinning, perimeter drain installation, rough framing, window/door installation, exterior trim carpentry including custom decks & porches, metal roof installation, structural steel erection, drywall/tape & texture, interior trim/paneling/millwork, cabinet installation, interior door & hardware installation, laminate countertop fabrication & installation, architectural stair railing installation, tile setting, paint & stain, appliance installation

Supervisory: Direct supervision & coordination of employees & subcontractors, project quality control, safety control, site/property protection, on site project meetings w/ Owners, Architects, Engineers as needed to confirm progress and/or address potential problems, inspection scheduling and walk through with building inspectors

Administrative: Blueprint reading/red lining, , project consultation & design assistance as required, develop comprehensive project estimate, subcontractor bid solicitation/negotiation, finish specification development, project scheduling, progress payment scheduling, bid preparation & presentation, contract negotiation, secure construction permits, job costing & budget reviews/analysis, change order preparation and implementation, dispute resolution

Chronology
1978-1985: Various General Contractors; Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Residential Carpenter: Performed all phases of exterior and interior carpentry on condominium projects, townhomes, custom homes including log structures
Carpentry Foreman: responsible for building layout, daily scheduling and performance of carpentry activities

1985-1987: Reid Burton Construction; Ft. Collins, Colorado
Commercial Carpenter: Concrete foundation and flatwork including form setting, installation of pre-cast concrete wall panels, installation of structural steel beams, bar joists & columns, installation of corrugated metal decking
Assistant Site Superintendent: Assisted superintendent on commercial projects;
responsibilities included site / building layout, scheduling subcontractors, quality control, recording daily job log

1987-1989: KZ Smith & Company; Denver, Colorado
Superintendent: On site carpentry and supervision of all subcontractors on custom home and home addition projects ($250K – $1.5M range)

1989-1991: Downing & Associates; Santa Monica, California
Project Manager: Developed and managed an in-house construction department involved in apartment / condominium remodel and conversion; responsibilities also included estimating, scheduling, supervision of subcontractors and an in-house crew of 18 laborers & tradesmen

1991-1993: Mastersson Construction; Boulder, Colorado
Superintendent: Onsite carpentry and supervision of all subcontractors on new commercial ( $2.5M ) and residential remodel projects

1993-1998: Finney Construction; Boulder, Colorado
General Contractor: Licensed (Class C) G.C. working primarily on residential
remodeling and home additions ( $50K - $350K range )

1998-2007: Finney Construction; Denver, Colorado
General Contractor / Contract Project Manager: Licensed (Class C) working primarily on residential remodels and
home additions ($150K - $850K range)