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Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

Salt Lake City, UT, US

 

About 

Design and Sales Professional with extensive experience in consultative design, showroom sales, in-home sales and custom product sales. Phenomenal at creating aesthetically pleasing and functional designs within as-is spaces. Also masterful in reconfiguring both architectural drawings and existing spaces so that they align perfectly with client needs and wishes. Gifted in combining superlative creativity with comprehensive and accurate planning. At ease with demanding clients, interior designers, architects and contractors. Proficient in cultivating a comfort level with clientele via pertinent information and offering multiple viable options. Expert in determining solutions to problems and communicating the process in accomplishing them. Competency in managing turn-key projects. Able to work without supervision and collaborate within a team.
o Highly Skilled in Working with Fully Custom Cabinetry and also Working with World Class Product Lines o Experienced in Designing & Reorienting Interior Spaces for Residential and Commercial Projects
o Remarkable Presentation Skills; Proven Ability to Clearly Convey Design Vision
o Adept in Seamlessly Managing Multiple Projects Simultaneously
o Computer and Internet Savvy with Exceptional Aptitude in AutoCad, Photoshop, 20/20 and Cabinetware. o Expert in Drawing Floor Plans, Lighting Schemes, Electrical Plans, Plumbing Plans and HVAC Needs
Suitable for Bidding and Construction
o Experienced in Working Successfully with Construction Trades
o Proven Abilities in Creating Modern Environments, as well as Transitional, Traditional and Historical
Preservation

Employment 

B Roberts Interior Planning & Design, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Owner / Designer

Provide services (consultations, measures, design and drawing sets) for private upscale clientele, as well as architects, builders, interior designers and their clients. Design interior spaces and additions, kitchens, baths, master suites, home theaters, wine rooms, ski rooms, storage solutions, furniture, lighting plans, etc. Reorient architect drawings and existing spaces to align with client use. Also provide assistance in material/color selections.
o Construction Trades and cabinet manufacturers/installers enjoy working on B Roberts projects because the drawings are meticulous and accurate. Via my comprehensive consultative-based services the clients are comfortable with their decisions and are content to stay out of the way. When inevitable issues arise I am able to propose solutions quickly.

Dec 2009 - current
 

Poliform SLC, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Design / Consulting / Sales

Kitchen, bath, shelving and closet design utilizing world class product line for upscale clientele. Provided personalized, aesthetically exciting and functional solutions. Interacted successfully with demanding clients and other designers involved with projects. Helped with marketing efforts to architects and designers. Seamlessly managed several projects concurrently. Often provided solutions to issues and problems within projects.
o Was sought out by owners of Poliform SLC to provide design expertise and professionalism for the firm. Improved the success of projects greatly with expertise and experience, greatly reducing costly problems and delays.
o Provided meticulous AutoCad drawings for all projects, including architectural sets & accurate instructions for all construction trades and installers.
o Opened, closed and managed office and showroom for owners. Engaged showroom visitors and answered phones.

Dec 2007 - Dec 2009
 

Swirl, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Project Design / Sales / Consulting

NOTE: I enjoyed this position but was approached by owners of Poliform SLC and was offered a significant increase in salary

In-Showroom design and sales of fully custom cabinetry for upscale clientele, many in the resort areas of Park City, Deer Valley & The Canyons. Worked with clients from initial meeting to project finish, collecting client payments as scheduled. Managed several projects simultaneously. Provided detailed drawings and instructions for fabricators, contractors and installers. Visited sites regularly to assure things were correct and on schedule. Designed everything from powder rooms to whole house built-ins and furniture for multi-million dollar projects. Provided solutions to problems on site.
o Won vast majority of bids due to a carefully perfected ability to create trust and comfort with clients o Maintained bottom line for firm because of few mistakes or delays with careful planning
o Designed fully custom projects in traditional, transitional and modern styles

Aug 2006 - Dec 2007
 

The Home Depot, New Britain, CT, US, Design / Sales

NOTE: I worked here during our transition in moving to Utah
Kitchen & Bath design and sales. Worked directly with clients, determining their needs and developing solutions. Offered features and benefits of secondary and peripheral products driving sales and increasing profit margin.
o Won most bids for employer by offering clients several options so they felt all possibilities for their space were addressed, and instilling confidence in our ability to provide a successful project.
o Excellent closing rate
o Regularly up-sold client to better offerings that truly benefitted their interests

Oct 2005 - Jul 2006
 

Kitchen & Bath Firm, West Hartford, CT, US, Design Sales / Project Manager / Consulting

Kitchen/Bath design and sales for Turn-Key projects. Provided interior planning and reconfiguring of existing residences, the vast majority of which required updating of the structure and utilities. Presented ideas and drawings to clients, offering options on the spot & changing drawings to reflect client choices. Consultedwithclientsinfull-spectrumdesign,assistingwithproductandcolorchoices. Evaluatedandspecified all product and labor needed for project, ordered product, performed accounting for projects and collected scheduled client payments. Managed multiple projects simultaneously for upscale clientele. Worked directly with contractors, obtaining bids & managing labor, providing each with meticulous and detailed sets of drawings. Visited job sites regularly to assure things were happening correctly and on schedule.
o Trained by CKD & CBD certified owner directly for 18 months in design, NKBA standards/guidelines, consultation skills, in-depth sales skills and project management before working solely with clients
o Taught adult education courses in kitchen & bath design/trends twice weekly for 18 months o Navigated successfully with Historical Societies throughout Connecticut

Aug 2002 - Oct 2005
 

Education 

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, US, Industrial / Product Design

o Industrial/Product Design Major with an Emphasis on Furniture Design
o Additional Studies in Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Interior Design, Color Theory, Mathematics &
French

Aug 1988 - May 1991
 

Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, US, Architecture

o Pre-Architecture Major
o Additional Studies in Autocad, Creative Writing & Mathematics

Aug 1987 - Jul 1988
 

Taylorsville High School, Salt Lake City, UT, US, High School, Architecture, Drafting, Building Construction

Architecture, Drafting, Building Construction, Mathematics, Public Speaking

Aug 1981 - Jul 1984
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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