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William S.Cooley 712 Melrose Trace, Dacula, GA 30019 st.


(678) 449-5270


Professional Summary: Experienced General Manager with proven ability to build and maintain excellent account relations, increase profit margins and improve customer service. A Seasoned leader with organizational skills and p roblem solving abilities. Valued as a team oriented leader that motivates and drives company goals and pro duces results. Offering a diverse background of 20 years experience in the following areas: * Corporate Sales / Management /Employee Supervision & Training / Inventory Cont rol, Purchasing. * Strategic Planning / Business Development / Negotiating Contracts with Custome rs and Vendors. * Production Scheduling / Marketing Budgets & Placement / P&L Responsibility. * Management of Personnel Resources / Customer Service / Quality Control / Resid ential Construction. Professional Experience: Georgia Water and Fire Restoration, Alpharetta, GA - Project Manager (2-2010 to 10-2010) * Consultant to homeowners, Guiding, Directing, and Motivating subordinates, Est imating project Cost. * Worked with local Government officials, Insurance Adjusters, Negotiated pricin g with vendors & trade contractors. * Evaluated Risk and Project liabilities along with Construction Methods * Responsible for job profit margin, average range 48-53% on jobs over $50,000 * Assisted other offices in moving projects forward. America's Home Place, Jonesboro, GA - General Manager (4-06 to 2-2010) * Managed Sales, Production, Warranty, Vendors, and Trade Contractors to reduce backlog of construction projects. * Negotiated contract rates and terms with trade contractors. * Responsible for profit and loss reporting for location. * Worked with Mortgage Brokers and Lenders in obtaining financing for buyers. * Turned around (2) underperforming Regional offices during my first 12 months o f employment. * Increased profit 401% from 2005 to 2006. * Increased profit by 521% from 2006 to 7-2007. * Reduced Warranty Service requests by 80%. * Increased profit margin per house to 35% or higher. * Reduced construction build-out times from start to C/O. * Increased client referrals due to the quality of homes being built. Bowen Family Homes, Buford, GA - Residential Construction Manager (6-04 to 4-06) * Managed property developments from $250K to $44 Million. * Worked with Property Developers and Structural Engineers. * Evaluated and resolved residential construction problems in subdivisions under construction. * Scheduled all phases of construction to receipt of Certificate of Occupancy. * Monitored erosion & environmental issues. * Inspected all phases of work for building code compliance. * Performed needed assessments regarding building warranty requests. * Ranked within the top 3 superintendents for the Atlanta area based on the Guil d Quality Survey. * Received the lowest warranty calls in the Atlanta division.

* Home Buyer Surveys revealed buyer satisfaction or exceeding their expectation in quality, trust, and meeting scheduled deadlines.

Henry County Building Dept., McDonough, GA - Residential Cert. Combination Inspe ctor (8-03 to 6/04) * Performed Building Code Enforcement on multiple projects. * Monitored construction phases through various inspections- footings, framing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical along with final inspections for Certificate of Occupancy. Homeguard Inspection Services, Inc, Atlanta, GA - Certified Home Inspector (6-00 to 6-04) * Served as Home Inspection Consultant for new and resale residential properties . * Evaluated various types of construction projects for code compliance. * Conducted safety evaluations and documented transactions. Summit Construction Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA - General Manager (1998-2000) * Developed new business through sales, generated bids and contracts for all new business. * Monitored purchasing and inventory control of materials, quality control, and customer service. * Performed site checks on multiple projects and managed progress. * Supervised and scheduled all labor- both employees and subcontractors. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta, GA - Advertising Sales Executive (199 0-2000) * Winner of 28 sales awards for exceptional achievements involving national and local advertising sales. * Instrumental in expansion of multi-product media mix programs. * Increased revenues 62% (1994-1995) and 54% (1993-1994) representing the highes t annual sales record in 12 year history of the department. * Awarded as Distinguished Sales Person of the Year & Spotty Salesperson of the Year. Educational / Professional Development Training: * Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA - Building Code Review. * Georgia State Licensed Residential Contractor. * GSWCC- Level 1A certification * ICC Certified Residential Combination Inspector. * Vocational Training- Building Construction 1.5 years. * Various corporate training courses such as Time Management and Consumer Protec tion Laws. * Xactimate, version 25- basic certification * Siebel Software, Microsoft Office experienced. References: Excellent personal and professional references provided upon request .