Adria Gaines

Adria Gaines

Skaneateles, NY, US



A construction engineering professional with over 10 years of construction, development, project management and accounting experience. Expertise comprises multiple sectors including commercial and residential construction for both private sector and government projects. Deep knowledge of construction concepts such as project design review, budgeting, scheduling, solicitation of request for proposal (RFP) and contract review. Notable experience managing key stakeholders, fostering client relationships and monitoring billing along with other client correspondence.


Build Forward, LLC, Atlanta, GA, Managing, Partner

Managing Partner
• Managed and developed all property-level budgets and financial cash flow projections from land acquisition to construction completion to ensure project profitability.
• Negotiated over 40 contracts as both seller and purchaser to ensure land acquisition costs and home purchase price align with revenue and profit expectations.
• Developed processes for accounting, invoicing, and collections for the broader business platform resulting in timely payments to contractors, lenders and other payables.
• Established and maintained multiple banking relationships to create sufficient credit for all construction projects resulting in over +$2 Million in construction loans and $100,000 line of credit.
• Performed complex company-level financial analysis to forecast cash flows and to project future growth projections, which led to diversification in revenue streams and adjustments to company-level strategies as necessary.
• Solely managed the production of +20 new construction homes and classical renovations from the initial construction phase to obtaining certificate of occupancy, resulting in more than +$4 Million in product revenue.

Sep 2003 - Dec 2014

KB Homes, Woodstock, GA, Estimator

• Created cost estimates for hundreds of homes of varying styles and types to guarantee profitability at the project and community level.
• Managed Request for Proposal process and secured bids from more than 100 subcontractors utilizing complex estimating software.
• Analyzed and calculated cost for new enterprise system used to estimate project costs for new floor plans.
• Administered accounts receivable for South Atlanta division for over 100 accounts.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2004


University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, US, Masters, Engineering

Aug 2014 - Apr 2016

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, Building Construction

Honors graduate with a BS in Building Construction which is in the College of Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2003

Areas of Specialization