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MATTHEW SCHMUHL

 24 Lakeview Drive, Grafton, Ohio 44044  440.458.6607  mschmuhl@oh.rr.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Accomplished, performance-driven, and sharply-focused management professional with proven track record
in construction and project management. Utilize keen attention to detail with sound judgment to effectively
complete projects within budget and time constraints. Known for demonstrating exceptional capabilities to
document and analyze comprehensive construction projects and renovations. Broad-based background in
coordinating multiple projects simultaneously within a team collaborative environment and fast-paced
situations. Strategic and innovative thinker; equipped with superior communication, interpersonal, and
leadership skills. Highly adept at securing bids and identifying requirements coupled with expertise in
applying new ideas and facilitating change.

CORE COMPETENCIES

 Scheduling and Timeline Management  Project Implementation and Administration


 Contract Negotiations  Budget Planning and Allocation
 Leadership and Team Building  Needs Assessment and Regulatory Compliance

Technical Skills: Prima Vera Scheduling Software and MS Project Manager


Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dots L.L.C., Glenwillow, OH


Retailer of women’s clothing with more than 400 stores across 24 states on the East coast and Midwest.
PROJECT MANAGER Jan 2007-Mar 2009
 Directed full spectrum of new construction, raw shell, build outs, and white box build outs
 Led the successful implementation of prototype design and efficiently administered allocation of $2
million annual construction budget
 Developed and executed an energy saving program, which reduced maintenance costs by $20 thousand
in the past two years
 Facilitated value engineering cost analysis and coordinated contract negotiation systems, which reduced
costs by $33 thousand for every project
 Demonstrated exceptional performance in project management and was featured in the trade magazine
November / December 2008 issue on “Project Responsibilities and Successes” section
Notable Contributions
 Community Redevelopment Project | Philadelphia, PA
 Managed the redevelopment, which was funded by government monies and required specific local
minority trades; conducted bi-weekly site visits ensuring compliance with all labor and supervisory
documentation
 Successfully oversaw and ensured timely completion of various projects within budget and on
schedule

Family Dollar, Charlotte, NC.


A deep discount department store chain with more than 6000 locations nationwide.
REGIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Apr 1996-Jan 2007
 Assumed full responsibility in managing new construction, renovations, and special project development
 Received department’s highest achievement for most projects closed in 2006 and most remodel and
renovations projects in 2003; led efforts toward the completion of 500 new store openings throughout
the 10-year career
 Provided strategic leadership and oversight in all aspects of construction projects, including ground-up, build-
to-suit, company-owned sites, as well as existing sites; administered $3 million annual construction budget
 Generated a significant improvement in project life cycle through streamlining systems within the
project, which facilitated reduction of maintenance costs

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MATTHEW SCHMUHL
 24 Lakeview Drive, Grafton, Ohio 44044  440.458.6607  mschmuhl@oh.rr.com

Notable Contributions:
 Store Fire Restoration | Metro-Detroit, MI
 Successfully completed restoration 10 days ahead of schedule and under budget
 Coordinated time scheduling and oversaw all phases of project management, including management
and negotiations with the contractor
 Ground-up Build to Suit | Detroit, MI
 Provided consultation on client’s project, including management of general contractor and all trades
during the project implementation
 Identified and resolved risk issues to minimize additional costs
 Conducted inspections to ensure regulatory compliance and meet requirements

OfficeMax, Inc., Cleveland, OH


Retail office supply chain with more than 500 stores nationwide.
CONSTRUCTION AND FACILITY MANAGER April 1989-Jan 1996
 Played a pivotal role in performing construction and maintenance responsibilities, including contract
negotiation for specialty services
 Directed the implementation of new design concepts for construction build-outs specifications
 Delivered presentation on potential real estate sites for evaluation and assessment in conjunction with
the executive committee
 Oversaw outsourced facility management and spearheaded corporate specialty projects for the parent
company
 Authored and executed company adopted training manuals for field personnel, regional offices, and
corporate headquarters, including all ANSI and OSHA work guideline requirements
Notable Contributions:
 Worked closely in negotiating multi-million dollar cost generating contracts for the company,
involving writing of all specifications and conditions
 Served as key contributor in directing all aspects of 60 new projects annually, including remodeling
of 65 acquired properties
 Functioned as the corporate team leader in charge of renovating projects of acquired properties
over several years for property acquisitions

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT / MARKETING


Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Horizon Centers and Rock Hurst University


Project and General Management Workshops
Functional Technology and Business Training Workshops
Communications Classes
Ability to Read and Interpret Construction Documents
Team-Building, Mentoring and Successful Supervision Techniques Training

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