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Ben Hur Gualberto

Ben Hur Gualberto

Long Beach, CA, US

 

About 

BEN HUR A. GUALBERTO

106 Mira Mar Avenue , #3                (949)433-0447 mobile
Long Beach, CA 90803                bhagualberto@gmail.com

DRAFTSPERSON
• Strong 16 year record of managing residential and commercial architectural projects managing staff and coordinating with consultants
• Completed construction documents for Building Department Submittal from schematic design to CAD input, details, prepared proposals and contracts, to field inspections to ensure design integrity, code compliance and schedules
• Up to date with International, National, State and local codes
• Able to incorporate T-24 energy efficiency requirements
• Develops and maintains relationships with city planning, fire and building departments.
• Strong ability to develop methods to increase efficiency including drafting methods and value engineering
• Works to maintain project binders and as-built files
• Interprets company policies and determines organizational objectives
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ben Gualberto Drafting Service, Design-Build Service, Long Beach, CA  2010-present
Owner, Designer, Project Manager
• Darrell Hartman, remodel, Mission Viejo, CA         Mar. 2012
• Alex & Sonya Rossel Residence, remodel Irvine, CA        Nov. 2011
• Hartman Ranch, Darrell Hartman, custom home Fish Lake Valley, NV      Aug. 2010
• Nehal Kapadia Residence, remodel Santa Ana, CA         Apr. 2009
• Mark & Jan Hansen Residence, custom home Lake Elsinore, CA       Nov. 2005
• Prashant & Jeegisha Panchal Residence, remodel Tustin, CA       Nov. 2005

Pekarek-Crandell, Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA    Dec. 2005-Mar. 2009
Senior Drafter, Stonefield Homes, EJM Development, Barratt Homes
Sub-Contractor Drafting       June 2009-July 2010
• Increased efficiency from construction document submittal to permit release for entire consultant team which helped move Rancho Bernardo burn victims back into their homes more efficiently.
• Led team of draftsman to create a blocks directory which improved efficiency of all the production staff by 50 percent.
• Created and instructed draftsmen on different drafting techniques to increase productivity by 80 percent.
• Organized production job folders with the Director of Production to make documents readily accessible for anyone to easily find documents and protect the company from liability.
• Maintained current knowledge of current building and fire codes and led a key role in educating the production staff of 16 people in all sections of the codes updates.
• Developed drafting techniques and standards for the design staff to maintain design integrity in the transition of CAD input from the design staff to the production staff.
• Projects: Laguna Woods Golf Club House, Griffin Ranch Golf Club House, EJM Mixed Use Bldg., Stonefield Homes San Diego, Village at the Park Restaurant Shell Bldg.

Dahlin Group, Solana Beach, CA      Mar. 2004-Oct. 2005
Senior Drafter, Brookfield Homes
• Verified building codes and local codes with the project managers to prepare construction documents.
• Coordinated with developers, owners, engineers, building officials and other consultants in the process of preparing submittal documents.
• Led team of draftsmen and allocated work to interns and junior draftsmen.
BSB Architects/Planners, Costa Mesa, CA      Sept. 2000-Mar. 2004
Senior Drafter, HomeAid, Wilson Homes, Office CAD Manager
• Created tools and drafting techniques teaching the production and design staff how to be more efficient.  Production staff increased productivity by 60 percent.
• Created a details library that was used in both the Costa Mesa and Sacramento offices. These standards led to a review of all details in all offices nationwide.
• Created a drafting template standard for all offices nationwide to reference how to begin any project.  These standards increased productivity in the Costa Mesa office by 80 percent.
• Managed the San Miguel Residences project, a Multi-Family Homeless Shelter for HomeAid in Santa Ana, CA, providing a transition home for homeless.
• Managed the Wyndover project, an award winning series homes community for Wilson Homes in Fresno, CA.
RNM Architects/Planners, Newport Beach, CA    Aug. 1989-Nov. 1989
Draftsman         Aug. 1996-Sept. 2000
EDUCATION/ CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
AutoDesk certificate of completion, DesMoines, IA
ADDITIONAL SKILLS
• Architectural Desktop, AutoCAD, DataCAD, Arris, some practice on Revit.
• Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook Express Windows 7, Window Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 MS DOS
BEN HUR A. GUALBERTO
106 Mira Mar Avenue , #3
Long Beach, CA 90803
(949)433-0447 mobile
E-Mail: bhagualberto@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Phil Pekarek, Principal
Pekarek-Crandell, Inc.
31411 Camino Capistrano # 300
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2660
(949)487-2320

Bart Crandell, Principal
Pekarek-Crandell, Inc.
31411 Camino Capistrano # 300
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2660
(949)487-2320

Ron Brenier, Director of Production
Pekarek-Crandell, Inc.
31411 Camino Capistrano # 300
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2660
(949)487-2320

Mark Kiner, Partner (BSB Design)
Bassenian Lagoni Architects
2031 Orchard Avenue, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949)553-9100 business  (714) 955-9539 mobile

 

 

 


HISTORY OF COMPENSATION

RNM Design      Start: $18/Hr.  End: $22/Hr.

BSB Design      Start: $47,000 Salary End: $53,000 Salary

Dahlin Group      Start: $60,000 Salary End: $65,000 Salary

Pekarek-Crandell     Start: $66,000 Salary End: $72,000 Salary

Employment 

Ben Gualberto Drafting Service, Long Beach, CA, US, Owner, Director of Design & Production

Provide Design and Construction Documents for Building Department Submittal.
Coordinate with Engineers, Homeowners, MEP, Title 24, Planning and Building Departments.
Remodels and additions.
Contract Drafting service to previous Employers, Architectural firms, Interior Design firms, Design Build firms, General Contractors and Homeowners.

Mar 2009 - current
 

PEKAREK-CRANDELL, INC, San Juan Capistrano, CA, US, PROJECT MANAGER

Pekarek-Crandell, Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA Dec. 2005-Mar. 2009
Senior Drafter, Stonefield Homes, EJM Development, Barratt Homes
Sub-Contractor Drafting June 2009-July 2010
• Increased efficiency from construction document submittal to permit release for entire consultant team which helped move Rancho Bernardo burn victims back into their homes more efficiently.
• Led team of draftsman to create a blocks directory which improved efficiency of all the production staff by 50 percent.
• Created and instructed draftsmen on different drafting techniques to increase productivity by 80 percent.
• Organized production job folders with the Director of Production to make documents readily accessible for anyone to easily find documents and protect the company from liability.
• Maintained current knowledge of current building and fire codes and led a key role in educating the production staff of 16 people in all sections of the codes updates.
• Developed drafting techniques and standards for the design staff to maintain design integrity in the transition of CAD input from the design staff to the production staff.
• Projects: Laguna Woods Golf Club House, Griffin Ranch Golf Club House, EJM Mixed Use Bldg., Stonefield Homes San Diego, Village at the Park Restaurant Shell Bldg.

Dec 2005 - Mar 2009
 

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Solana Beach, CA, US, JOB CAPTAIN/ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Dahlin Group, Solana Beach, CA Mar. 2004-Oct. 2005
Senior Drafter, Brookfield Homes
• Verified building codes and local codes with the project managers to prepare construction documents.
• Coordinated with developers, owners, engineers, building officials and other consultants in the process of preparing submittal documents.
• Led team of draftsmen and allocated work to interns and junior draftsmen.

Mar 2004 - Oct 2005
 

BSB Design, Costa Mesa, CA, US, JOB CAPTAIN/CADD MANAGER/ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

BSB Architects/Planners, Costa Mesa, CA Sept. 2000-Mar. 2004
Senior Drafter, HomeAid, Wilson Homes, Office CAD Manager
• Created tools and drafting techniques teaching the production and design staff how to be more efficient. Production staff increased productivity by 60 percent.
• Created a details library that was used in both the Costa Mesa and Sacramento offices. These standards led to a review of all details in all offices nationwide.
• Created a drafting template standard for all offices nationwide to reference how to begin any project. These standards increased productivity in the Costa Mesa office by 80 percent.
• Managed the San Miguel Residences project, a Multi-Family Homeless Shelter for HomeAid in Santa Ana, CA, providing a transition home for homeless.
• Managed the Wyndover project, an award winning series homes community for Wilson Homes in Fresno, CA.

Sep 2000 - Mar 2004
 

RNM DESIGN, Newport Beach, CA, US, DRAFTSMAN

RNM Architects/Planners, Newport Beach, CA Aug. 1989-Nov. 1989
School Jan 1990-June 1994
Draftsman Aug. 1996-Sept. 2000

Sep 1989 - Sep 2000
 

Education 

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, Bachelors, Biology

Aug 1992 - Jun 1994
 

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, US, Architecture

AA Degree

Aug 1990 - Jun 1992
 

Modern Technological College, Orange, CA, US, AutoCAD/Architecture

Certificate of Completion Architectural Drafting AutoCAD

Jan 1989 - Aug 1989
 

Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, CA, US, High School, Architecture

General Education & Architecture

Sep 1984 - Jun 1988
 

Awards 

PCBC Gold Nugget, 1st Place

Calabria, Scripps Ranch, CA: Plan 1

2006
 

PCBC Gold Nugget, 1st Place

The Admiralty, Dana Point, CA

1989
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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