Tim Kneale

Freelance Business Manager & Architect

Location:New Berlin, New York, United States
2 Skills
I am looking to provide a company with my design, quoting, or data processing services. I have 17 years experience in the residential and light commercial construction fields. From working in a large lumber yard as a dispatcher to actual project design, quoting, and turnkey construction I have experience in almost all aspects or running a business. Specific Experience in: Design, Excavation, Masonry, Framing, Roofing, Exterior Window/Door Installation, Electrical, Plumbing, Drywall - hanging/finishing, Tiling, Hardwood/Laminate Floor Installation, Painting, Trim Work, Rustic Log Stair Installation (from raw material), Cultured Stone Fireplace Installation, and Cabinetry Installation. Additional skills include: very familiar with creating and editing 2010 Excel, Word, and Publisher documents; lumber yard administrative assistant responsibilities - included receiving inventory, processing end-of-day packages, creating purchase orders, and filing paperwork to provide clear and accurate records of inventory receipt and sales.
I'm Very ambitious and willing to take on just about any task. I can provide a company with a huge satellite asset; if you are in need of something please don't hesitate to ask I may be just what you were looking for

Alfred State University
CAD Drafting & Design
January 2001 - January 2003
Studied pipe, weld, and pressure vessel drafting and design with focus on advance mathematics. Course study began with drafting 2-D and 3-D in the traditional fashion on a drafting board by hand for a complete semester. The remaining 3 semester where focused on drafting and design of vessels and the corresponding details that accompany the design.

Employment History:
Curtis Lumber
Position: Estimator
March 2015 - Present
Curtis Lumber is a 100+ year old family owned business with 22 branch locations in NY and VT. I currently am responsible for supporting 6 branch locations by providing their customers timely and accurate construction material takeoffs based on their concept drawings or architectural floor plans. My work covers residential, commercial, and agricultural construction projects. I am also responsible for designing engineered floor and roof systems for these customers as well.

Curtis Lumber
Position: Dispatcher
July 2008 - March 2015
Curtis Lumber is a 100+ year old family owned business with 22 branch locations in NY and VT. I supervise 12 employees in the western divisions’ distribution branch in New Berlin, NY.
I am responsible for:
•Inventory control in and out of the yard about 1.5 million dollars worth of inventory.
•Scheduling deliveries to customers daily and flatbed swap trucks to the 6 other western division branch yards weekly.
•Monthly billing mileage to any other branch that uses our delivery services for one of their customers delivery needs and the mileage for their weekly swap truck.
•Completing a weekly cycle count of inventory in the yard, this is broken up into a 6 week cycle.
•Assigning regular tasks to the 12 yard employees that I supervise.
•Inventorying loads before they are invoiced and leave the yard to assure accuracy on product type and count being delivered.
•Assisting the Branch Supervisor in maintaining and safe and healthy workplace by using a company established safety program.
•Requesting material from other branch locations to satisfy our inventory needs.
•Updating the delivery tracking program DQ so that the entire delivery process can accurately be tracked and logged.
•Updating monthly spreadsheets that I created for my manager:
oHow much margin we are making per delivery, and the average miles traveled per delivery.
oThe billing difference in mileage from the current year to the previous year for each branch yards’ deliveries completed by New Berlin. less

Tool Man Quality Building
Position: Owner
January 2005 - July 2008
I was the owner/operator of a log home sales and construction company.
My responsibilities included all the aspects of running your own business.
Built my own website
Managed leads
Wrote all marketing campaigns
Completed payroll for my 5 employees
Designed homes using Auto CAD 2002.
Quoted the construction of the homes to include the log home package, additional material needed, and the subcontractors needed to complete the turnkey construction
Wrote complete construction contracts outlining the project to be completed
Managed the construction process from start to finish.
Skills (2) Rating
Business Management