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Carroll Draper

PO Box 545
Tolar, Texas 76476
(512) 294-3225 • CEDraper03@msn.com

Over 25 successful years of combined experience in Motel Operations Management, Construction,


Project Management, Supervision, Contract Negotiations, EPA Compliance, Quality Assurance,
Team Building, Field Management, Licensing and Agriculture

PROFILE
• Excellent organizational skills, prioritize workloads via time management techniques
• Thrive in a dynamic, active and fluid environment while remaining pragmatic and focused
• Readily inspire the confidence and trust of others; proven ability to assume increasing responsibility
• Hard-working, honest and able to learn and grasp new tasks and technologies quickly

MOTEL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT • GUEST RELATIONS • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT


General Manager for Texan Motor Inn:
• From ground-up, built, managed and supervised this 30-unit motel
• Negotiated and purchased equipment, supplies and room furnishings; supervised equipment installations
• Interviewed, hired and trained day and night staff; built business and repeat business with up to 95.9% occupancy rate
• Oversaw daily operations, including front desk, night auditing, housekeeping and guest services
• Prepared/analyzed budgets, forecasts, profit and loss statements, work schedules, inventory and sales reports; maintained
operational costs within/under budget
• Obtained guests via excellent community relations with businesses, organizations and associations
• Increased overall customer satisfaction by double-digit percentages through motivating and empowering team members with
incessant training and retraining programs
• Boosted profits through detailed cost-control tactics and a sound vendor selection process
• Raised overall quality ratings with preventive maintenance programs and implementation of daily room inspections
• Ensured guest satisfaction by resolving escalations immediately and retaining guests for future stays
General Manager for the Evergreen Motel:
• Oversaw daily operations of this 18-unit motel during the summer tourist season
• Interviewed, hired and supervised six (6) staff members
• Directed guest check-in, reservations, housekeeping, quality assurance and supply purchasing
• Oversaw motel maintenance, advertising guest information and participating in local motel owner’s association

CONSTRUCTION / PROJECT MANAGEMENT • NEGOTIATIONS • BIDDING • ESTIMATING


Superintendent • Project Manager for Draper and Green Custom Homes and as an Independent Contractor:
• Projects include custom homes, metal buildings, motels, restaurants, barns, septic tank installation, propane system installation,
landscaping, retaining walls, burmes, curb and gutters, roofing, asphalt/concrete driveways, water wells, dams for small lakes,
fiber glass and concrete swimming pools, site development, etc.
• Led and directed numerous custom home construction projects ranging between $60K - $1.5M
• Recruited and coordinated up to 20 subcontractors (electricians, plumbers, carpenters, masonries, finish-outs, etc.); delegated job
responsibilities, evaluated quality of work and mediated conflicts
• Ensured construction was within company guidelines and safety regulations
• Handled all aspects of negotiations; ascertained the needs of engineers, architects, clients and/or developers through meetings and
surveys; drafted and finalized contracts documenting agreed-upon prices, schedules, procedures and responsibilities
• Provided bidding and estimating of jobs and work orders
• Planned and projected labor flow of subcontractors based on critical path of project
• Read and interpreted blueprints, made last minute changes within the boundary of authority
• Ordered inventory and distributed to each project; negotiated terms, lead times and deliveries with vendors and suppliers;
carefully monitored quantity and quality of both labor and materials
• Assured subcontractors’ strict adherence to projected schedules and costs and monitoring of contract compliance
• Worked with inspectors from local _ federal levels performing inspections of construction production
• Consistently achieved high-quality control in compliance with building codes and inspection standards
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REGULATORY COMPLIANCE • SURVEYING • REPORTING • PESTICIDE REGISTRATION


Registration/Regulatory Specialist for the Texas Department of Agriculture:
• Completed Section III registration applications in accordance with FIFRA guidelines and submitted to EPA for registration
approval, which included Label Amendments and Notifications
• Finished registration applications in accordance with state guidelines and submitted to all 50 states if applicable, including
Canada, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic; finalized state product renewal applications annually
• Prepared correspondence associated with registration and managed accurate filing systems to complement product tracking
• Finalized company, state and EPA reports and contracts as needed concerning product registration
• Remained abreast of changes in procedure associated with EPA or state registration of pesticides
• Wrote and compiled information for labeling of new products, including pesticides, herbicides, biocides and fertilizers
• Re-wrote labels that would be submitted as me-to product registrations and reviewed sub-registration labels
• Submitted products for laboratory study and interacted with other industry professionals
Pesticide Program Coordinator for the Texas Department of Agriculture:
• Supervised and compiled chemical use statistics in conjunction with TDA, USDA and EPA requirements for agricultural crops
within the State of Texas
• Interviewed, hired and trained a team of four (4) direct reports and up to 25 field personnel during peak periods
• Prepared bulletin tables for commodities and press releases; attended commodity group meetings
• Supervised chemical surveys, which included pesticide application methods, pest management procedures, environmental factors
and farming practices as required by the Commissioner of Agriculture and USDA
• Additionally, directed and monitored the publication of data regarding Vegetable Chemical Use, Fruit Chemical Use Floriculture
Chemical Use, Pesticide Restricted Use summaries, and the Crop Residue summary
• As Continuing Education Units Coordinator, provided and supervised detailed training sessions for field personnel covering
chemical use; planned, coordinated and taught within schools statewide; issued continuing educational units for the Texas
Pesticide Applicator’s licenses requirements
• Maintained records and profile of usage for agricultural chemicals reported, regarding the major crops and usage within the state
• Supervised and maintained constant label review for reported products and possible miss-use of products registered with The
Department of Agriculture
• Participated in state statistical board meetings and served as a consultant to present efforts by Mexico to gather like information

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1982 - 2008 Superintendent • Project Manager Independent Contractor (Draper/Green Custom Homes) Texas
1994 - 2008 Regulatory Specialist Texas Department of Agriculture Austin, Texas
Pesticide Program Coordinator (1999 - 2005)
Pesticide Registration Specialist (1997 - 1999)
Chief Inspector (1994 - 1997)
1991-2005 Owner/General Manager Texan Motor Inn Stephenville, TX
1987-1990 Owner/General Manager Evergreen Motel W. Yellowstone, MT

EDUCATION: M.S. in Entomology & Agronomy, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
B.S. in Biology/Agriculture, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

LICENSES: Private Pilot’s License; Nurseryman & Floral License; Commercial Pesticide’s License

AWARD: 2002, 2004 State Cooperator of the Year, awarded by the USDA