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MY RESUME


RESUME OF BRUCE E. JOHNSON



Most Recent Employment

Employer: HERMAN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, SUNRISE, FL
Duration: MARCH 1995 TO PRESENT
Job Title: PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
DESIGN/BUILD CONSULTANT



Job Description: Red-line project plans, review submittals, draw up working schedule (Gannt Chart, CPM), coordinate job from start-up to fruition. Interface with Owners, Architects, Engineers, City and/or County Inspectors throughout the course of the project to insure a smooth and coherent job flow. Schedule all phases of construction, inspect each trade for quality control and specification adherence.

Attend design/build committee meetings and contribute for owner/client .
Following is a referral letter written by David Herman, President,  Herman Const. Services, Inc.:

To Whom It May Concern:
I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Bruce Johnson for 20+ years. Bruce is a professional construction superintendent that will always exceed your expectations!

But that is only a small part of what makes him unique. I believe that what makes Bruce so good at his job is that he can personally perform every task on a project better than any of the tradesmen that he leads and as well as the professionals that direct him. This hand-on experience enables him to command the respect of all that come in contact with him.

Bruce is a solution guy. Rather than present an engineer or architect with a problem he presents them with a solution. His expertise in every phase of construction combined with his knowledge of technology always made my job as a project manager and owner easier. In short – he always made me look good.

Every client that Bruce ever worked with has been extremely pleased with his leadership and the resulting product. Your company will be very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Bruce. I encourage you to call me if you would like to discuss my experience with Bruce.
Sincerely,
David Herman



Most recently completed :

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
New Tampa, FL
A beautifully designed space by renowned architect Alberto Portella. Concrete tilt wall construction. Soaring beamed ceilings, 35K sq ft. (See photos under new projects)
Gorgeous facility, Daily Chapel, 13' Corpus on tilt wall concrete cross, dual 9'x16' HD rear projection TVs, unique baptismal,font with glass floor over immersion pool and hammered bronze flowing water upper bowl waterfall.
Complete ground up, grubbing site to final finish..


St. Jude cathedral, St. Petersburg, FL
A complete structural and liturgical renovation of one of the oldest Catholic Churches in the Tampa Bay Area.  This 18 month project involved techniques rarely seen in the universe of building.  The entire building was put up on shoring and all the existing structural elements removed, new cantilevered columns installed and new ambulatory sections added, along with a complete face lift inside and out..(see photos in Recent Projects)


Holy Family Catholic Church renovation: A complete interior remodel of a 1984 built church. The sanctuary was enlarged, new pews, the floor releveled and all new flooring, doors, wall finishes, ceilings, baptismal font etc. The floor plan was completely changed, seating for 850, music room, glass enclosed cry room, updated sacristy, ambry, narthex and nave. December 2010 completion. 15,000 sq. ft

Bethany Retreat Center (a 200 acre development with 12 buildings, motel units, chapel, convention center, youth camp ).

I started this project with.vacant property containing two lakes.From this we dug two more lakes on the property and elevated the building pads with the excavated fill.

Install all underground utilities on site which includes two lift stations, fire main, force main, domestic water and irrigation and underground electric. Over a mile of paved roads and paved parking. This was a wetlands project so conformity to the local and state drainage codes was important along with Army Corps of Engineers. Installed a Conspan concrete bridge over Booker Creek. Coredrilled forced main under the creek, Fire main and electrical mains were run on top of the conspan sections which was then filled with two feet of fill and paved.

Favlora Hall Convention Center 26,000 sq. ft. with full commercial kitchen, dining and meeting areas. Movable partitions and office/reception area. Custom trim interior with beaded board wainscot. Commercial rest rooms. Sprinkler system. This building is CBS construction with Hardi Lap siding, wrap around porches, metal roofs in a Key West style of architecture. WiFi network

James White Memorial Chapel 5,000 sq ft CBS walls, Timber roof Structure, seamed pan aluminum roof, stucco interior, wainscot, .

6 Cottages 6,000 sq ft each, 2-story wood frame, 9 motel units with individual bathrooms (1 handicap), communal gathering space with icemaker, refrigerator and wet bar. Sprinklered, hardiboard exterior, drywall, carpet, tile interior. WiFi network

Youth Center four bunkhouses with showers, barracks style sleeping for 24 in each bunkhouse with two chaperone quarters. Fully sprinkled. CBS exposed epoxy painted interior, Hardiboard exterior, standing seam aluminum roof

Gathering hall for activities with wraparound porch. Photos of the above work can be seen at the PROJECTS-PAGE of this website  (see photos under Recent Projects)


Previous Projects:
(Photos of the below projects can be seen on Previous Projects page)
Central Florida

St. Petersburg Catholic High School Fine Arts and Performing Arts Center: An Auditorium building with full functioning stage and four story fly- tower, multi-purpose seating area, fine arts wing with darkroom, wet and dry art rooms including kiln room and computer science room. Full size band room with stage access and dressing rooms. Unique covered entry with undulating plaster ceiling which continues into the lobby. Using my acoustical cloud design we saved 50,000 dollars for our client while still providing exceptional sound quality and functional beauty.

Clearwater Central Catholic High School Performing Arts Center. This is a 25,000 sq. ft. auditorium with full functioning theatre, seating for 600, adjoining classrooms, art rooms, scenery shop and lobby. Atrium entrance with acrylic roof over a space frame that covers nearly 3,000 sq. ft. Concrete block construction, exposed split face masonry and bar joists. Built on an existing campus with very little staging area while school is in session. My acoustical cloud design alone saved our customer 80,000 dollars, while receiving rave reviews from the professional musicians that have performed on stage here.

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School
165,000 square foot facility with Performing Arts Auditorium complete with five story fly gallery and modern lighting and sound booth, Gymnasium with two practice basketball courts and a main court with bleachers and motorized dividing curtain , complete dining facility with kitchen and student/faculty lounges, media center including library and video production studio, Science wing with two science labs and two physical science labs. All of this plus regular classrooms, administration building and attached chapel. This project also included the site work (100 acres) paving, drainage, football fields, track, softball field, baseball field plus retention drainage for a 600 acre drainage basin. This was completely under my supervision from day one, including scheduling . I was also a major player in the design/build committee and my design for the school logo was chosen by the committee and is now engraved on the school laptops, embroidered on the school shirts and emblazoned on the gymnasium floor.

Clearwater Central Catholic High School Science Building, 20,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility,
includes laboratories for all the sciences, faculty lounge and restrooms. CBS construction with split-faced
block and brick veneer wainscot, metal trusses, . Included in the overall project is a complete reconstruction of frontage along Haines Bayshore Road, several acres of new parking and landscaping, and some renovations to existing buildings.



Bishop W. Thomas Larkin Pastoral Center, St. Petersburg, 60,000 sq.ft office building for the Diocese of St.Petersburg Headquarters. Designed by Alexander and Associates, this showpiece includes suspended walkways overlooking a grand corridor, bordered by a 30' high curved split-faced masonry wall on one side and a curved curtain wall of glass on the other. CBS and structural steel construction with stucco, split-faced block , and an open structural steel dome, make up the exterior.
Employee dining facilities, office landscapes, large capacity meeting rooms and a 12 sided entry tower with marble flooring and circular staircase are only some of this buildings unique features. Included in this project is a 12,000 sq.ft. renovation and tie-in to an existing building and all paving, landscaping and utilities.

Mary Magdalene Chapel, St.Petersburg Catholic High School. This small chapel of Spanish design was completely renovated to bring it more into line with the new building constructed behind it (The Bishop W. Thomas Larkin Pastoral Center). Included in this project was the removal of the front entry and replacement with a new vaulted storefront of glass, redoing the interior with Spanish tile flooring and wrought iron accouterments.

St.Petersburg Catholic High School, locker room and shower building: Built in concert with the Bishop Larkin Pastoral Center, this facility of 5,000 sq.ft. includes Boys and Girls locker rooms with showers and bathrooms. CBS construction, plaster interior and stucco exterior.

St.Petersburg Catholic High School Gymnasium Renovation: Added air-conditioning to the existing gymnasium, removed all the windows and replaced with newer tinted glass and frames. Removed and replaced old tile roof with vented insulation and shingle roof. Repainted inside and out, this buildings face-lift set a new standard for the rest of the aging campus.

Monsignor Patrick Trainor Media Center, St. Petersburg Catholic High School. 12,500 sq.ft. library and media center. CBS and structural steel construction. Another unique design by Alexander and Associates, this building is the focal point for the high school campus. It includes, classrooms, a full service library, computer workstations, a cctv studio and broadcast booth. Included in this project was a complete removal , regrading, repaving of the entire high school parking lot and adding several drainage detention ponds along 9th Avenue North, and landscaping.

South Florida Projects:

Faith United Church of Christ Chapel, Tamarac, FL..This unique little building was built with the idea of retrofitting into its new design some stained glass and carved red oak woodworking ,including a 30'tall raridose and pulpit, salvaged from a century old Boston Cathedral and shipped to South Florida.
Working with a traditional stained glass artist, and personally doing the woodwork renovation
we succeeded in creating a showpiece that won several building awards including an award for my woodwork. and for the stained glass.

Sawgrass Medical Center Phase II Sunrise, FL, 45,000 sq.ft retail center, cbs/bar joist const., towers,
arches, covered walkways. Includes paving, utilities, drainage, landscaping.


St. Mark Elementary School Phases I and II, Cooper City, FL, 65,000 sq.ft. two story, cbs/psi
conc. deck const., large covered porte-corchere, science and computer labs, elevator, classrooms,
library. Includes a 20,000 sq.ft. second story addition and an additional 20,000 sq.ft. remodel of
existing classroom wing.(note that this project was built on schedule during a working school year). Includes paving,
utilities, drainage and landscaping.

IMAX 3-D, Ft. Lauderdale, remove three tons of projection equipment through a third story wall
section and set-up new equipment, replace wall, and rebuild projection room.

St. Coleman ~Multi-purpose building, Pompano, FL, cbs/bar joist const., public restrooms, two
maintenance garages, parking and landscaping. Including some renovation of the Cathedral, and personally building the baptismal font located in front of the altar.

TM Ralph Funeral Home, Sunrise, FL, cbs/wood truss const., chapel,paving and drainage, OSHA
workstations. Worked directly with the funeral directors to design the workstations and preparation areas. Unique chapel will wall murals and stained glass, huge porte-cochere with brick pavers.


Previous Employment


Employer:

KD Construction, Coral Springs, FL

Duration: 1985-1995 (actually from 1985 as Davis Brothers Construction, this corporation split to form KD const in 1988)

Job Title: Structural Superintendent
Job Description: Directly Supervised Structural Shell Construction ( all flatwork, foundation, walls and roof systems) on the following projects for KD:

Park Terrace Apts., Hollywood, FL, 300 units, three story, cbs/conc. deck, Clubhouse, amenities.
Sheridan Shopping Plaza. Hollywood, FL., 200,000 Sq.Ft., cbs/bar joist, towers, several major structural tie-ins to existing buildings..

San Marco Apts., Boca Raton, FL, 3 story, 330 units,
clubhouses, amenities, steel flying forms (Outinord) concrete/steel/wood const. 500,000± sq.ft.

Trent “D” Condominiums, Tamarac, FL, unique concrete and block structures with post tension concrete
decks, sky walks, elevator core area, plus large retrofit to Kings Point Sales Center. St. Tropez Apartments. Plantation, FL, 3 story concrete structures, 29 buildings plus amenities, 700,000 sq.ft.
Single Family Housing:
I have also built approx. 500 homes for various builders, Centex. Lennar,projects including New Providence, Sunrise, Fl. (165 homes), Lago Mar, Kendall, FL( 150+ homes),
80+ homes for Ellish at Weston, plus several other locations with 20-30 home projects.
Prior to the above work, I was a supervisor for Davis Brothers for four years doing shell work on
Several apartment and housing projects preceded by 10 years as a General Contractor in Oregon.

Personal Notes
I am a computer literate self-starter capable of keeping meticulous records with good communication
skills in dealing with all personality types in the construction industry. From creating a CAD drawing on site, to describing a needed detail to an Architect or Engineer, to transmitting digital images and files, I
have the technology and the knowledge. I have my State of Florida General Contractor Certification
(presently inactive). I am a Master Carpenter with Journeyman qualifications in masonry and concrete finishing. My lay-out work is impeccable as is my reputation. References available upon request.

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