Business Resumes


As the sole proprietor of AM Painting, LLC, to continue building a profitable business that provides employment opportunities to minority youth and other underserved populations, utilizing my vast experience as a general contractor and a master painter.


  • More than 30 years’ experience in general contracting and painting.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Successful history of managing, facilitating, coaching and training.
  • Extensive experience in bidding, estimating and budgeting.
  • Effective at leadership and/or collaborations.
  • Committed to helping individuals reach their profession visions.


  • Incorporated AM Painting as a limited liability corporation (LLC) in 2002.
  • Since incorporation generated annual revenues in excess of 700K.
  • Maintains 4 full time employees and over 25 contract laborers annually.
  • Completed approximately 500, 000 thousand square feet of commercial painting within the last 3 years.
  • Completed over 4500 residential units within the last 3 years.
  • Painted Safety rails and station booths at train stops for SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority).
  • Certified as a DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) with the City of Philadelphia, PA, SEPTA, SBA (Small Business Association), and the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Certified as a MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) with the state of Pennsylvania.

 General Contractor Competencies


  • Planning all phases of a construction project.  This includes estimating the cost of materials and staffing.
  • Managing expense involved in securing permits.
  • Pricing out cost of equipment that must be leased or purchased.
  • Preparing a budget.
  • Preparing a timetable for phases of project to ensure completion dates are met.
  • Providing temporary utilities on site.
  • Disposing or recycling of construction waste.
  • Maintaining accurate records.

Interacting With Others

  • Interacting with architect for design and/or engineer for mechanical aspect of project.
  • Work with other professional specialists or sub-contractors, such as landscape architects, master electricians or demolition engineers.
  • Direct contact with client to advice on progress and issues that might arise.
  • Hiring and instructing new workers on the specifics of the job.

Ensuring Compliance

  • Making sure that all laws and regulations are followed.
  • Being knowable about local ordinances.
  • Following all applicable labor laws.
  • Adhering to the safety regulations for various jobs and equipment operators and ensuring that employees comply.

Responding to Emergencies

  • Prepared to handle any type of emergency that may arise, such as worker injuries and/or equipment failure.
  • Delivery of materials delays.
  • Inclement weather.
  • Securing medical attention for an injured worker.
  • Locating back-up equipment.
  • Expediting a supply order.
  • Keeping project on track and staying on budget.

Master Painter Competencies

  • Preparing and painting interior and exterior surfaces.
  • Understanding different kinds of paints and paint mixtures.
  • Familiarity with mixing color of paints.
  • Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel and other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, and/or other structures using brushes, spray guns or rollers.
  • Applying primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
  • Calculating amounts of required materials and estimating costs, based on surface measurements.
  • Filling cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster or other filling, using caulking guns or putty knife.
  • Mixing and matching of paint, stain, or varnish with oil and thinning and drying additives in order to obtain desired colors and consistencies.
  • Polishing final coats to specified finishes.
  • Removing old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, or using water and/or abrasive blasting.
  • Smoothing surfaces using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool and/or sanding machines.
  • Washing and treating surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other preparations, and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly.
  • Erecting scaffolding and swing gates, or set up ladders, to work about ground level.
  • Selecting and purchasing tools and finishes for surfaces to be covered, considering durability, ease of handling, methods of application, and customer’s wishes.
  • Spraying or brushing hot plastics or pitch onto surfaces.
  • Using special finishing techniques such as sponging, ragging, layering, or faux finishing.
  • Waterproofing buildings, using water proofers and caulking

Partial List of Projects

  • Art Institute of Philadelphia, 1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa  19103
  • Science Leadership Academy, 44 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103
  • Midtown Apartments, 1600 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103
  • Cescaphe Ballroom,  923 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa  19123
  • Vie Restaurant, 600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130
  • Metro Club, 201 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19106
  • Avenue of the Arts, 1440 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia, Pa  19130


  • Philadelphia Management Group, 1411 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103
  • Cescaphe Event Group, 923 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa  19123
  • Columbus Construction Company, 1930 S. 25th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19145
  • T. J. Properties, 4165 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19104

Project Manager/Vice President



  • Developing Budgets
  • Supervision
  • Process Improvement
  • Inventory Control
  • Customer Service
  • Self-Development
  • Coaching
  • Staffing
  • Planning
  • Verbal Communications
  • Performance Management
  • Purchasing


  • Recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.
  • Communicating job expectations
  • Planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions.
  • Planning and reviewing compensation actions
  • Enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews.
  • Preparing and completing action plans.
  • Implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards.
  • Resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends
  • Determining system improvements and implementing change.
  • Meeting financial objectives by estimating; forecasting requirements; preparing budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in professional development educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhancing department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
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