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Thomas E. Latta 102 Arcadia Ln. lake Zurich, IL tl131f64c@westpost.

net (915) 208-9279 PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Highly accomplished diverse technical professional with over 15 years combined experience in project management, construction, engineering, marketing and sales . Results-orientated, decisive leader with proven success in maintaining safe, we ll organized, highly productive, and cost-effective work environment. Exceptional leadership talents leveraged to maintain high quality, adhere to al l schedules, and develop cohesive team with high morale and excellent dedication to quality workmanship and professionalism. Regularly operate at or under budget and identify and implement initiatives to reduce costs. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CLAYTON HOMES, div of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, Maryville,TN 2008 Pres Project Manager Military Barracks Dormitory Modular Housin g Provide active on-site leadership, direction, training, and follow up to ensure Army Corp Of Engineers conformance to modular housing projects. Ft. Bliss, TX and Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Created a variety of process improvement policies and implemented a Short Term Interval Scheduling (SIPS) system to increase production, accuracy and on-time p roject completion. Manage all financial aspects of project including contractor payouts, overhead and contingency budgets, monthly site costs and participated in monthly P&L meet ings. Successfully completed a 33 building 15 million dollar barracks project at Ft. Bliss, TX. Project completed on schedule and 30% below budget. Worked directly with ACOE and general contractor (Hensel Phelps) in order to ma intain and develop the highest level of quality, safety, organizational and cost effective standards. UNIVERSAL RESTORATION SERVICES, Wheeling,IL 2006 - 2008 Project Manager Insurance Restoration Managed up to 25 separate residential and commercial projects, which varied in cost, complexity, and duration. Successfully maintained an annual completion rat e of 2 million in closed projects. Created project timelines and take-off spread sheets for work completion and ma terials needed. Managed entire budget, including: contractor and vendor negotiations, awarding contracts, contract payouts and material purchases. Maintained a 95% on or under budget completion history. Performed strategic marketing assessments to identify potential customers / cli ents. Presented over $200K in new business, and set up a large commercial insura nce corporation as new client. Conducted field inspections with customers, contractors, and municipal personne l in order to maintain project accuracy and efficiency. SCHAFER HOME IMPROVEMENTS, Crystal Lake, IL (6 mo. Contract Position) 2006 Estimating / Purchasing Manager High End Remodeling Ensured out going bids were accurate and estimated quantities of materials to p urchase along with vendor and contractor negotiations. Analyzed changes and new issues with materials and supplies to reduce costs and improve quality. Streamlined current contractors and vendors through the creation and implementa

tion of Qualifying and Quantifying Procedure. Created and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for Estimating and Purcha sing. TOWN AND COUNTRY HOMES, Lombard, IL 2004 2006 Community Builder / Construction Manager New Home Builder Managed field operations for building of single family and estate family homes in excess of $20 million annually. Two separate home types in same community, 15 0 + closings per year. Conducted pre-construction, pre-drywall and final orientation meetings with new homeowners. I was their single point of field contact. Schedule and tracked; document changes, print revisions, plan reviews, permit a pplications, trade starts and deliveries, and purchased material quality. Prepared weekly status reports, contractor evaluations and weekly job-site safe ty evaluations. Supervised / Mentored the Assistant Community Builders, with: safety audits, qu ality control, budgets, cycle times, walk troughs, scheduling, on time completio n goal setting and trade relations. PASOUINELLI HOMES INC. Willowbrook, IL 2001 - 2004 Superintendent I Quality Assurance Manager New Home Builder Oversaw and managed daily field operations and personnel of single-family semicustom residential construction. Provided on-site management and quality control to ensure projects met time and budget requirements. Worked closely with architects and engineers in trade assessment, estimating, a nd print revisions. Identified and resolved land development issues pertaining to engineering plats and on site village inspections. Facilitated contract reviews, materials supplied, vendor negotiations, and prin t reconstructions. EDUCATION Illinois State University, Normal, IL Bachelor of Science Major: Industrial Technology, Emphasis: Manufacturing Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL Associates of Applied Science Major: General Education, Emphasis: CADD

CONTINUING EDUCATION Fire & Smoke Restoration Certification, IICRC Dec. 2007 Odor Control Certification, IICRC Dec. 2007 Disney Employee Training. Town and Country Jan. 2006 JD Powers Customer Satisfaction Training. Town and Country Sep. 2005 Six Sigma Green Belt Training. Maytag Appliances July 1999 Jeff Fox Sales Training. FNGP Dec. 1998 Certified Manufacturing Technologist, SME Oct. 1997 Effective Communication and Writing Skills, John Deere Apr. 1996 Industrial Distribution, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham Feb. 1996 PROFESSIONAL AFFIATIONS Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC) Member since 2000