JOSEPH C. KOPCIO
Loves Park, Illinois 61111
DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION
Asset Management Project Management Retail Commercial Urban Redevelopment
Accomplished, high-energy Construction Executive with a successful 30 year track record of completing both
ground-up and redevelopment projects involving Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare, Retail and Mixed-Use
properties. Projects were completed on-time and at or under budget.
Projects included Retail Power Centers, Office Buildings, Workspace Interiors, Hospitals, Laboratories, Industrial,
Retail Space, Multi-Family, High-Rise Condominiums and Single Family residences.
Well respected, skilled at multitasking, easily manages multiple projects simultaneously. Skilled negotiator, adept
at working with project engineers, contract supervision, designers, project technicians, operations/maintenance
resources, subcontractors and client representatives.
Adept at recognizing potential conflicts, proactive problem solver who exercises prudent judgment in decision-
Exceptional interpersonal communicator, both oral and written. Projects and instills a ‘can do’ attitude in
subordinates; has an extensive knowledge of the construction trade which commands respect from superiors,
managers and craftsmen alike.
Project Management Permitting Bidding OSHA
Pro Forma Initiation Change Orders Quality Control Cost Estimates
GMP Contracts Budgeting Inspection Management Status Reporting
Lump Sum Contracts Scheduling Insurance Certificates Maintenance
P&L Responsibility Forecasting Workers Compensation Leasing
Kimco Realty Corporation, Lisle, Illinois 2004 – 2011
DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION
Achieved solid earnings growth over the last 24 months despite challenging economic times, by being cognizant
of alternative methods/products that allowed successful, on-time, within budget developments.
Improved profit margins by remaining focused on Kimco’s interests and negotiating favorable terms with
General Contractors and tenants.
Successfully developed over 20 shopping center projects throughout the continental United States.
Maintained direct oversight of all job related contracts, purchase orders and leases.
Provided timely project progress reports for senior executives with accurate forecasts of cost to budget on a
percentage of completion basis.
Traveled extensively to construction sites to ensure that projects met company targets and were compliant with
Monitored Architects, Engineers and Contractors on all aspects of construction.
Rubloff Construction, Rockford, Illinois 1997 – 2004
Charged with the growth and profitability of third party work for project managers and cost estimators on
developer owned projects.
Grew the company from $5 million in annual revenue with 2 Project Managers to over $40 million in annual
revenue with 10 Project Managers over an eight year period.
Enhanced/managed relationships with Architects, Engineers and Clients on the development of build-to-suit
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)
RUBLOFF CONSTRUCTION (CONTINUED)
Recruited/scheduled/managed all subcontractors; negotiated all contracts.
Approved scope of work documents outlining retrofitting requirements for proposed tenants.
Developed/managed all budgets for tenant build outs and future developments.
EDUCATION / TRAINING
- Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage Course -
- Primavera Suretrak Scheduling Class -
- Construction Project Management Course -
- World of Concrete Seminars -
- Estimating Building & Construction -
- Managing Construction -
- Timberline Software Training for Precision/Estimating Plus and Bid Analysis -
- CeCo Metal Building Product Data & Pricing Estimating Course -
- International Council of Shopping Centers -
- Association of General Contractors -
- Member of the Task Force responsible for reviewing the AIA Documents -