Carlos Chavez

Carlos Chavez

Garden Grove, CA, US





Regional Building Committee, Orange, CA, US, CAD Drafter

Preparation of construction documents (Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing) for new design and remodels of places of worship in the Southern California area using Autocad 2012.

Nov 2012 - current

Patina Restaurant Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Involved in new store design and remodels of all restaurants in the west coast. Support the VP of Design & Construction with all restaurant issues concerning construction and facility maintenance of hvac, plumbing, electrical, & kitchen equipment. Prepare capital expense budgets & requests. Involved in bidding process with vendors. Supervise in-house service tech to perform repair & maintenance jobs for all restaurants. Work closely with all internal departments & clients from start to completion of all projects.

Responsible for supporting and executing the approved California Maintenance Capital Plan.
Responsible for emergency repairs. Vet out and identify scope of work.
Responsible for maintaining the protocol established for any capital work.
Determine if work can be handled in house or done by an outside vendor.
Solicit and review all bids and “scopes of work” and recommend action to be taken.
Managed projects to stay within budget and schedule, plus maintain database of work performed within the Property Works Database.
Coordinate with the VP of Operations, General Managers/ Executive Chefs and other restaurant personnel as needed.
Assist with Board of Health compliance and troubleshoot as needed.
Assure completion and acceptance of work prior to recommending approval of invoices.
Liaison between the contractors and the restaurants. Streamline procedures for scheduling for informing the Operator of the work to be preformed and assist with special projects requested.

May 2012 - Jan 2013

Baja Fresh Enterprises, Cypress, CA, US, Construction Designer

Designed the interior spaces for all four brands nationwide which required constant communication with the architects, general contractors, & city inspectors. Maintained relationships with all new franchisees to guide them from start to finish on their new restaurant opening. Involved in the maintenance and repair of all corporate stores which included getting bids from vendors and submitting them for approval by the president.

Developed CAD library that was implemented to streamline and speed up the design process for all new restaurant locations.
Maintained upkeep of all corporate stores through maintenance and repair which prevented all stores from closing and losing business.
Developed design manual for Baja Fresh that was implemented for all new store locations by the franchisees across the country resulting in standardized look for the brand.

Nov 2008 - Aug 2011

Bright Now Dental, Santa Ana, CA, US, Consultant Project Designer

Provided interior space planning and design for all new dental offices as well as the corporate offices.
Completed construction documents which were submitted to the city for construction permits.

Jan 2008 - Nov 2008

Real Mex Restaurants, Cypress, CA, US, Drafting Technician

Involved in new design and remodel of all restaurants. Also performed onsite surveys to insure that existing locations were ADA compliant. Prepared rendered elevations for land lord approval.
Updated and maintained design library on Autocad 2007.

Nov 2007 - May 2008

Bright Now Dental, Santa Ana, CA, US, Project Designer

Worked in conjunction with the Director of Real Estate & Director of Facilities to design all dental offices which included the interiors as well as exterior sign package. Coordinated & supervised projects with general contractors, engineers, & architects so that completion could be done on a timely basis. Prepared price proposals and bids for new projects. Worked in the design & installation of all exterior signs.

May 2005 - Nov 2007

SNP Engineering, New York, NY, US, CAD Drafter

Participated in new design and renovation for residential apartment complexes and commercial spaces. Also performed onsite surveys of locations for existing conditions & prepared construction documents (e.g. Wall section details, Foundations plans, Reflec. Ceiling plans, etc.) using Autocad 2005 for city permits.

Oct 2004 - Mar 2005

Central Parking Systems, New York, NY, US, Facilities Designer

Designed the layouts for all garages & space planning of the offices for corporate. Also conducted onsite surveys of precast concrete and steel structure garages. Prepare drawings (ex. Construction documents) using AutoCad 2000. Supervised and coordinated projects with general contractors, engineers and architects. Prepared price proposals & bids for new projects.

Oct 2001 - Oct 2004


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture

Sep 1990 - May 1992

John Dewey High School, Brooklyn, High School, Industrial Arts

Sep 1987 - Jun 1990

Areas of Specialization