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Fred Meyerson

Seasoned Construction Analyst and Estimator

Grand Rapids, United States
Industry Category: Related Professions
Personal Website Link:: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fred-meyerson/4/7bb/661

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Resume:

Fred Meyerson


Grand Rapids, MI


 


SEASONED CONSTRUCTION ANALYST AND ESTIMATOR


Cost Estimating Project Management Property Inspections Consulting System Development


 


Career Summary:


 


Versatile construction leader and estimator with over 30 years of industry experience.  Managed varied staffs of construction analysts, cost estimators, appraisers, designers and support staffs.  Pioneered developing software for the building and remodeling industry.   Provided and developed training for builders, realtors, and mortgage bankers in the public and private sector.


 



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


 


Residential and Commercial Insurance Inspections


 


Information Providers, Inc. Hopkins, MN & Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                 2009 Present


 


Promoted to staff field representative - interview and recommend potential new hires; train and mentor field staff.  Inspect and survey interiors and exteriors of homes and commercial properties in Western Michigan for insurance companies.  Diagram all properties with Marshall/Swift/Boech, XactValue, and ISO methods and systems in company software.  Work with Citizens Insurance, Amica Insurance, CHUBB, Secura Insurance, Badger Mutual Insurance, Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance and Partners Mutual Insurance.


 


Reliable Reports Lewis, TX & Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                               2008 2009


 


Inspected interiors and exteriors of homes and commercial properties in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia for insurance companies.  Collaborated with underwriters and agents to verify inspection requirements.  Diagram all properties with Marshall/Swift/Boech, XactValue, and ISO methods and systems in company software.  Worked with Nationwide Insurance, American Family, Amica Insurance, USAA Insurance, ANPAC Insurance, Farmers Insurance and Merchants, and State Farm Insurance.


 


Michigan Commercial and Industrial Inspections


 


Owner and Independent Construction Consultant Grand Rapids, MI                                                            2000 2007


 


Designed and taught multiple courses for professionals in real estate and mortgage industry for Realtor license renewal by the State of Michigan.  Several hundred realtors attended training at the Grand Rapids Realtors Association along with smaller sessions at real estate offices.  Worked with over 1,000 home buyers and sellers, realtors, mortgage bankers, bankers, and title companies in property inspection of single-family homes throughout West Michigan.  Marketed and sold consulting services via networking and client referrals.  Prepared H.U.D. estimates and property capital needs assessments for multi-family project owners and investors.  Helped home buyers plan future repairs and enhancements to their homes.


Construction Software Developer


HBIRD Technologies Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                                            1998-2000


 


Developed specialized software for the commercial furniture industry along with employee tracking systems for in-store product demonstrations.  Developed internet based cost estimating system for the building industry; utilized Cobol programming to write HTML code interactive offsite estimate processing. Provided training and provided technical support for customers.


 


 


Owner and Construction Software Developer


 


Jenny Systems, Inc. - Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                                                      1988-1993


 


Designed, programmed and published software for the building industry.  JS Cost Estimate general estimating system, JS Report Writer custom estimate report system, JS Job Cost job costing system, JS Room Estimate estimating system for remodelers, JS Change Order construction change order system.  Received excellent reviews and recognized in the Journal of Light Construction for developing user friendly systems.


 


Chief of Multifamily Housing Support Branch


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Milwaukee, WI & Grand Rapids, MI                                1978-1997


 


Architectural Design Review Construction Management Project Inspections Cost Analysis and Estimating Public Speaking Labor Relations Office Management Software Development


Served as Chief of the Multifamily Architectural, Engineering and Cost Branch, Senior Multifamily Project Data Specialist, Chief of Single Family Property Disposition Branch, Chief of Multifamily Housing Support Branch, and Senior Cost Analyst.  Received multiple awards for developing time and labor saving processes and computer programs.  Designed computer system for developing wage rates for Davis-Bacon Act utilized by government agencies; saved hundreds of labor hours for the HUD offices required to collect and tabulate construction wage data for the Department of Labor.  Created the cost analysis segment of the MIPS (Multi-Family Insurance Processing System).  Designed, developed, programmed and installed a stand-alone networked computer program for all multi-family insurance processing at HUD offices around the country.


President and Home Designer


 


FM Designs Milwaukee, WI                                                                                                                                                       1973-1978


                    


Designed over 500 homes, supervised single-family construction and coordinated multifamily projects.  Developed computerized lumber listing for calculating materials required to build wood frame structures that saved builders and lumber yards many hours of manual calculation.  Prepared cost estimates and prepared lumber lists and budgets for construction.


EDUCATION


Aquinas College Grand Rapids, Michigan


Computer Systems/Business      


 


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Architecture


                                                                                    


AFFILIATIONS


Maintenance Chairman of Congregation Building and Parsonage ($3 Million in Structures/Facilities)


Asthma Network of Western Michigan


Committee Member of Asthma Initiative of Michigan - Michigan Department of Community Health


Related keyword: Cost Estimating, Project Management, Property Inspections, Consulting, and System Development MS Office Suite, MS FrontPage, MS Publisher, Adobe Acrobat, Dbase, Cobol, Act!, QuickBooks, Quark, HTML, MarshallSwift/Boech, RS Means, and National Estimating Methods and Indices

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