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Keith Gurnick

Keith Gurnick

Sayville, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., Brentwood, NY, US, Director, Operations

 Strategic implementation of a multi-year $130+ million Capital Improvement Project Plan for the New York Region - development of a strategic facilities plan, including potential capital improvements that will include planning for new sites and relocations or renovations to existing facilities.
 Formulated policies and procedures for the overall Capital Improvement Project Plan Program.
 Create, manage and supervise a Program Management Team.
 Established building standards. Seek efficiencies and environmentally-friendly options.
 Work collaboratively towards the common goal of successful implementation of the projects.
 Responsible for the overall planning/design, programming, review of design/drawings, obtaining funding approvals, project bidding, project award and construction/renovation of proposed capital facility projects, CAPEX projects, and facility maintenance projects. Work directly with OASAS and DASNY.
 Demonstrate a focus on project quality and adherence to project scopes, budgets, and schedules.
 Interact with senior Phoenix House management.
 Maintain a Critical Path Schedule for all program projects, update the schedule on a weekly basis and distribute the latest schedule in advance of each team meeting.
 Communicate with State funding partners regarding the progress and project management of each project.
 Negotiate and manage third party professional consultants and contractors.
 Participate in the negotiation of leases, establish business terms and work with agency’s real estate counsel.
 Write Requests for Proposal for construction and maintenance-related consultants and contractors.
 Fully responsible for the evaluation, training support, training of the staff and operating budgets of the maintenance, transportation, food service, warehouse, mailroom, corporate relations/donation departments.
 Develop and manage operating facility budgets for sixteen agency facilities.
 Lead staff by example and exhibit a commitment to the agency’s core mission and values.

Jan 2008 - current
 

Uritran Associates, Inc., New York, NY, US, Director of Retail Design Studio

 Responsible for the development of the new Long Island office/operations.
 Proactively sought and developed strategic alliances with new and existing business clients.
 Prepared the studio’s business plan, understood risk management, defined short term and long term financial goals, and identified/planned the potential five year growth of the studio.
 Directed and organized project team member’s work, checked the work for accuracy and compliance, and ensured timely project delivery.
 Evaluated and provided team member’s performance reviews, professional development/ overall performance.
 Provided mentorship to team members to ensure professional growth and development.
 Defined client’s requirements and organized and prepared project presentations to potential business clients.
 Prepared all professional proposals for potential work for studio and negotiated contracts and professional fee changes when required.
 Overall responsibility for the studio profitability, studio team member’s utilization, scheduling of project work, and all future business development.
 Lead and managed in-house and outside engineering support disciplines on projects.
 Successfully worked with the following clients: Family Dollar Stores, Muss Development, Rechler Equity Partners, Staples, King Kullen, Best Buy, Marshall’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bath & Body Works, Chuck-E-Cheeses, Target, Home Depot, Cross-County Associates.

Sep 2006 - Jan 2008
 

Holzmacher, McLendon & Murrell, P.C. (H2M), Melville, NY, US, Retail Studio Director

 Strategically developed a new private sector commercial business line/studio in a municipal/governmental oriented engineering/architecture firm.
 Proactively sought and developed strategic alliances with new and existing business clients.
 Developed and opened a new design studio and hired new team members.
 Directed and organized project team member’s work, checked the work for accuracy and compliance, and ensured timely project delivery.
 Evaluated and provided team member’s performance reviews, professional development/ overall performance.
 Prepared all professional proposals for potential work for studio and negotiated contracts and professional fee changes when required.
 Overall responsibility for the studio profitability, studio team member’s utilization, scheduling of project work, and future business development.
 Lead and managed in-house engineering support disciplines on projects.
 Produced the second most profitable client in firm in the first year of the studio’s existence.
 Achieved and secured contracts and work with new clients: Family Dollar Stores, Quiznos Subs, McDonald’s USA, CVS Realty Co., Wendy’s International, Wachovia Financial, Splish Splash Water Park, The Pederson-Krag Center, United Cerebral Palsy-Suffolk.

Jan 2004 - Jul 2006
 

Studio A Architectural Group, P.C., Farmingdale, NY, US, Principal/Owner

 Founded a new architectural firm to provide professional services in the retail, educational, commercial, industrial, and residential sectors while enriching client relationships that continued with transition to H2M.
 Overall responsibility for the firm’s profitability, team member’s utilization, scheduling of project work, and future business development.
 Prepared all professional proposals for potential work for studio and negotiated contracts and professional fee changes when required.
 Thorough knowledge of all aspects of professional services from initial project marketing to project closeout.
 Successfully worked with the following client types in new construction, adaptive re-use and interiors: Corporate, Educational, Retail, Industrial, Medical, Non-Profit, Government.

Sep 1995 - Jan 2004
 

Education 

Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Science, Major, Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 1980 - May 1985
 

Awards 

Long Island Builders Institute – LIBI Award, Community Building, Award

LIBI Award

2005
 

Long Island Builders Institute – LIBI Silver Award, Community Building, 2nd Place

LIBI Silver Award

2003
 

Long Island Builders Institute – LIBI Diamond Award, Community Building, 1st Place

LIBI Diamond Award

2002
 

Long Island Builders Institute – LIBI Silver Award, Community Building, 2nd Place

LIBI Silver Award

2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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