David H Jennings
627 Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516
I am hoping to join a business and/or company that can utilize my experiences and work history to expand on my 30 year of cabinetmaking/woodworking background and managerial experience.
I feel my strong background from working with the woodworking business and understanding of the job at hand is one of the many strong points. With my background of reading and working off of blueprints and drafting background makes fabricating many projects and extra special experience. Also having operated my own business for 12 years I have a clear understanding of the many challenges of working with many different personalities and handling problems in a calm and resourceful manner.
Norwalk Company, Norwalk, CT. Wood pattern maker 1975-1979
Fabricating wood patterns from drawings/served apprenticeship and journeymanship
Bullard Casting Co., Bridgeport, CT. 1979-1981
Wood Patternmaker, Fabricating wood patterns and match plate work.
Norwalk Company 1981-1982
Wood pattern making
Skiorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, CT. 1982-1987
Wood Patternmaker, Cabinetmaker/ millworker
Fabricating wood patterns, fabricating cabinetry for helicopter productions, assorted millwork and moulding for the company (left to start own business)
New England Millwork & Cabinet, West Haven CT. Owner 1987-1998
Remodeling of commercial and residential projects… customer service, job estimating, bookkeeping, drafting production drawings, design and fabricating custom cabinetry / furniture / millwork and finishing..dealt directly with clients, contractors and vendors.
RAM Woodworking, Stratford, CT1998-1999
Cabinetmaker installer. Fabricated all types of cabinetry, residential and institutional as well as all types of installations of cabinetry and millwork. (laid off)
Brock/Sherman LLC, North Haven, CT. 1999-2000
Performed all duties of a small cabinet shop that supported the contracting building division. Fabricated all types of cabinetry and millwork with organizing installation and design of cabinets (owner passed away - - company closed)
Christopoulus Designs, Bridgeport, CT. 2000-2001
Master Cabinet Maker
Fabricated all types of cabinetry and countertops from drawings and owner specs. (left to take position of shop manager for Tiefenthaler – pay increase)
Tiefenthaler Construction LLC, Norwalk, CT. 2001-2005
Oversaw all aspects of running cabinet shop and supervising 4 employees. Duties included field measuring, communicating with clients, architects, designers. Doing draft shop drawings, job estimating, translating all drawings, dealing with vendors/ordering supplies, working & dealing with subcontractors. Also fabricated cabinetry and millwork with all types of wood.
(Owner restructured company and closed woodshop)
Rosewood Custom Cabinetry and Millwork, Killingworth, CT. 2005 Oct-2009
Fabricating all type of cabinetry and millwork (laid off, lack of work)
Parish Millwork LLC, Ridgefield, CT. present position
Emmet O’Brien Voc. Tech School, Ansonia, CT.
B.A., Drafting High School diploma and drafting – night school.
GRADUATE SCHOOL COURSE WORK
Emmett O’Brien Voc Tech School, Ansonia CT.
B.A., cabinetry, 1978 night school for cabinetry and carpentry course from 1974-1978
State Certified Wood patternmaker – State of CT. 1975-1979
Cabinetmaker –post graduate courses @ Emmitt O’Brien Tech, Ansonia.
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT.
Civil engineering courses 1987
Coach West Haven Youth Soccer Association 1987-present Coaching boys and girls youth & high school teams.
West Haven Hockey 1995-2006- Team father manager
Recreational enjoy playing golf, hiking, exercising. Enjoy watching sports and auto racing.