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MICHAEL POLLARO

1325 Ridgewood Avenue Joliet, IL 60432


H (815) 722-5504 mpeb81d0@westpost.net C (312) 656
-2827
CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL
Leading Through Personal Example
PROFILE
Over 15 years of experience in the construction industry and 30 years experience
as a manager having worked as a General Contractor, Superintendent, Business Ow
ner, General Foreman, Carpenter Foreman, and Plant Manager. Highly accomplished
Construction Professional experienced in all levels of construction management.
A Project Manager accountable for accomplishing the stated project objectives,
including creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project
requirements, and managing the triple constraint for projects, cost, time, and
scope.
Expert in guiding the day-to-day operation of all aspects of commercial and resi
dential construction, including scheduling and project assignment allocation, as
well as establishing effective working relationships with tradesmen, subcontrac
tors, and clients. A leader that has compiled an excellent record of safety in b
oth union and non-union environments through training, incentives, and example.
* Highly focused and results oriented, able to direct and lead diverse service p
roviders and stake holders in a clear manner to project completion. Consistently
demonstrates flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to manage shifti
ng business priorities while meeting client expectations for on time delivery an
d within budget.
* A builder of high performance professional and business teams and a natural Te
am Leader, Mentor and Motivator thriving in environments requiring a high level
strategist, big picture thinker, and hands on lead.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Project Staffing * Project Scheduling & Administration * Construction Site Super
vision * Staff Training
Construction Safety * Procurement * Site Logistics * Business Development * Proj
ect Proposals
Internal Project Communication * Client Relationship Management * P and L Manage
ment
Project Management * Budget Development * Budget Oversight * Risk Management
Quality Assurance and Quality Control

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Metra Commuter Railroad Chicago, IL
2009 - Present
Superintendent of Locomotives
* Supervise 74 employees in rebuilding and repairing of company's diesel-electri
c locomotive fleet.
General Foreman 2009 - 2009
* Supervised 167 employees in repairing, testing, and maintaining 192 commuter g
allery cars.

Pollaro & Riccio Builders Joliet, IL 2003 - 2009


Owner/General Contractor
* Managed all aspects of running the business including establishing budgets, pr
ocuring funding, coordinating contractors, marketing, and office paperwork.
* Cross-collaboration with Powerpoint Construction utilizing resources of both t
o grow business.
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Powerpoint Construction Joliet, IL 1997 - 2009
Owner/Superintendent
Planned, organized, and implemented commercial and residential home-improvement
and remodeling projects. Procured all materials, supplies, equipment, and servic
es for each project. Directed employees and varying numbers of subcontractors r
egarding plans of projects. Estimated construction labor and material costs, ad
hering to established budgets.
* Grew company from initial $15,000 investment to $1,100,000 annual revenue with
in 10 years by establishing customer service policies and procedures, staying cu
rrent with industry technology, and developing strategic business partnerships.

Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL 1997 - 2003


Adjunct Mathematics Instructor
Students who were unable to pass Algebra, Geometry, or Trigonometry were taught
in an instructional way or with specialized lesson plans to be more analytical a
nd successful within each of these courses.
* Included in these curriculum required courses were special education students.

Diesel Electrical Equipment, Inc. Griffith, IN 1995 - 1997


Plant Manager
Managed operational and administrative aspects of organization. Coordinated and
supervised employees in rebuilding locomotive electrical components.
* Revised and implemented component rebuilding procedures, which reduced the tra
ining time of new employees and saved approximately $1,500 in salary per new hir
e.
* Increased production by 26% by streamlining past practices.

Supreme Home Improvements, Inc. Channahon, IL 1991 - 1994


Carpenter Foreman

Metra Commuter Railroad Chicago, IL 1980 - 1990


General Foreman 1988 - 1990
Assistant to Chief Mechanical Officer 1983 - 1988
Rail Maintenance Equipment Specialist 1980 - 1983

EDUCATION
Master of Business Administration, Human Resources
Keller Graduate School of Management Tinley Park, IL
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
St. Xavier University Chicago, IL
Graduate Level Coursework
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Lansing, MI