Joseph Ursini d+s=E Sandwich, IL 60548
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Over combined $175 million P&L responsibility in the construction and
manufacturing industry with solid strategic and tactical expertise. I have a
passion for Operations and Development. I am looking to utilize my
experience and talent to build a team that will provide total customer
satisfaction. I am excited for the opportunity to create the benchmark for
all peers to aspire.
Strategic/Operational Planning & Financial Conformance, Brand
Implementation, Margin Improvement Initiatives, Forecasting, Project
Management, Estimating, Sales Management and Training, Lean
Manufacturing, Coach, Six Sigma Blackbelt, Dynamic, Proactive Responsive
Principal Construction Consultant
Design + Contracting + Construction Management; Legend Woodwork LLC subs.
Chicago, IL April 2007- Present
I have extensive experience participating in the development and implementation of
metrics in a variety of projects. In addition to acting as the Owners Representative on
project teams, I bring personal experience in either design or construction. This
experience enhances the projects perspective on all project team roles and
responsibilities. I am able to provide a unique leadership resource for the Owner, as
well as the entire project team.
Designed and implemented aggressive sales growth plan and name brand
positioning which yielded large scale project list.
Directed quality initiatives, including operations, purchasing, inventory,
scheduling and logistics, yield improvements, initiated cost-saving processes,
ensured employee safety
Projects include: Construction Manager for 15,000 sq. ft. Restaurant River North,
General Contractor for Sushi Thai Chain Restaurant Vernon Hills, Owners
Representative for Chain of Senior Living Centers interested in Illinois expansion.
Trump Mezzanine Bar and 14th Level Suites and Spa, Prada Chicago, University of
Chicago, Playboy Offices, Chicago, Friendship Village Senior Living, Exclusive
Knudsen Construction General Contracting / Siebert Construction WBE
Calumet City, IL April 2004 - April 2007
Significantly increased volume with increasing our services and targeting our customer
Established the operational direction and ensured communication between the
production operation and the field operations.
Accelerating production output, improving quality while eliminating non-value
added inventory and waste.
Identified future opportunities and initiated enhancements required to grow the
existing production and set the future path which included additional services.
Prepared forecasts/budgets for long-range planning and to manage costs.
Managed projects and implemented lean business plan which included analysis
process, data input, development brainstorming, implementation and continued
Partial Project List: Abbott Laboratories, ABN-AMRO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange &
Metropolitan Bank Group,
1 recommendation available upon request
Future Impressions, Inc.; Specialty Installations General Contracting Carpentry
Foreman 90 – 94 Project Manager 94 - 98 January 1990 - April 2004
Spearheaded all phases of corporate functions. Formation, motivation and leadership
of cross-functional teams to achieve peak performance, ensure total client satisfaction,
maintain peak quality service and meet aggressive organizational objectives.
Implemented all guidelines related to estimating, negotiation and execution of
complex contracts with top management, industry vendors and key decision-
Overhauled ineffective management, revamped an outdated business model,
eliminated repetitious layers and transitioned from a meeting needs operation
into a streamlined responsive, customer-focused, market-driven enterprise.
Researched, developed and coached Lean Business Plan.
Closed a small, non-performing, high-cost manufacturing site. Completed
locating and purchasing new larger manufacturing facility which includes the
remodel, Lean factory layout and flow analysis and implementation.
Partial Project List: Park Tower Hyatt, Burnham Hotel, Sushi Samba, Weber Grill &
House of Blues.
June Properties & Land Company LLC Commercial Developers
My experience in real estate development is formidable.
Clear focus of real estate interests and expand on real estate development
I have had a role as the catalyst for redeveloping run-down areas of town. My
ability to make complicated projects look easy, is a large reason for successful
community response and a profitable bottom line.
Trinco Humidors subs. Future Impressions, Inc.
Driving force and publicized as point man for television interviews, brand
marketing and tradeshow appearances.
Added manufacturing component for in house production of humidifier
Partial Project List: Smith & Wollensky, Ditka Restaurant, Harry Carry Restaurant,
Frank Sinatra Prototype, JFK Prototype.
Bachelor Science (BS) Maj. Business Management
Real Estate Broker License
Six Sigma Blackbelt / Champion
Coffeen Sales Program Training