John Pettit

John Pettit

New York, NY, US



. Having practiced architecture with over 30 years of comprehensive  project  management and operations experience in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and North Carolina including owning and operating my own  building and restoration practice for over twelve years has produced a seasoned professional. During the present economy I have been working this past twelve months with a company called Resource Plus This Company is the leading retail fixturing and merchandising company in the United States and my role presently is an Operations/ Change Manager. I am responsible for a staff of approx 150 and working on the logistics of moving personnel and executing successful project completions in the entire United States including Mexico and Canada. I am attuned to being available daily to solve issues and maintain excellent Customer Satisfaction for major Retailers such as Lowes, Food Lion, Family Dollar, Dollar General and Wal-Mart

In my most recent tenure in uptown Charlotte as well as twenty years in the Boston market, I have been responsible for the design through construction management of several high profile multi-family and mixed use, continuing care retirement communities with projects ranging from 8MM to 70MM in construction costs while providing team leadership and the cultivation and maintenance of client relations. My last large project was completing a 42 MM Skilled Nursing Facility in Savannah GA. These projects involved the complete Interiors Packages



Resource Plus Inc, Operations Manager

Operations Manager with direct responsibilities to the ownership.
Resource Plus, Inc. is a professional merchandising and installation company. We execute programs for a variety of retail clientele and all classes of trade encompassing grocery, drug, department, furniture, hardware, computer/office supply, electronic, specialty and home improvement outlets. Our organizational structure is comprised of 2 divisions: Merchandising Services and Professional Installation.

Sep 2010 - current

SFCS Inc, Senior Project Manager

Project manager responsible for the completion of a 100 million dollar skilled nursing facility in Savannah Georgia. Other duties included business development and proposal generation for this branch office.

Feb 2008 - Jan 2009

VIA II Architects, Director of Design

Director of Design and Operations for a ten person architectural and interiors firm specializing in high end Multifamily and Mixed use projects. Responsibilities include the day-to-day scheduling and technical supervision of the production studios as well as developing the conceptual materials and design direction for the emerging firm.

Aug 2006 - Jan 2008

Christopher Williams Architects llc, Architect

Christopher P. Williams Architects, Meredith NH
Responsible for the construction documents and supervision of the Meredith NH Community Center. The project was valued at 7 million dollars. During my tenure I worked with several private clients designing custom timber frame residential structures. I was also involved with the Greater Meredith Main Street Program in developing a small business “Extreme Makeover Project” that aired on NH Public Television.

Feb 2005 - Jul 2006

Willey Brothers, Environmental Project Manager

Environmental Projects Manager Willey Brothers, Gonic NH
Environmental Projects Manager responsible for developing design studio budgets and schedules for a fast paced design development department in support of the design build group. This position was created in order to better manage the group’s resources and margins. During my tenure, more than 30 financial institutional projects were designed and approximately 20 were constructed.

Feb 2003 - Feb 2005

H L Turner, Associate

Associate, The H. L. Turner Group, Concord NH
Senior Project Manager/Associate responsible for marketing, proposals and all project phases from design inception through Construction documents and construction administration of projects ranging from $2MM (Hampton Elementary School, Hampton NH, Dover Ice Arena, Dover NH) to $40MM (Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, Upton MA) and for the supervision of a team of five architects.

Oct 1999 - Jan 2003

Pettit Design Associates, Owner

Principal, Pettit Design Associates and Housewrights, Boxford MA and Newton NH.
Started design practice specializing in high-end residential design (PDA) and, in 1994, started design/build component (Housewrights). Have completed more than 18 custom residences since 1991, with construction costs ranging from $250K to over $7MM. In-house drafting and admin staff grew to four during busy times; all projects were migrated to CAD during design development and construction documents phases to insure consistency between consultants and design/build trades. The firm actively pursued industrial design and light commercial renovation projects during this time as well. Recently completed design/build renovations, rehab and additions to c. 1878 Stanford White-designed (25,000 SF) “summer cottage” in Beverly Farms, MA that was listed as recently as 1997 on the Commonwealth’s “10 Most Endangered Historical Sites” list.

Jul 1991 - Sep 1999

Dean Tucker Shaw, Project Manager

Designer/Project Manager, Dean Tucker Shaw Inc., Boston MA.
Headed up the firm’s residential division. Was responsible for presentation and proposal artwork in addition to general design and project management/construction administration for various commercial and residential projects, including prototype Cartier boutique on Newbury Street, Boston, and sports complex at Astra Pharmaceuticals, Westborough Mass and several large residences. Winner of firm’s “Graphic Excellence” award in 1990 and 1991 and of several in-house design competitions

Nov 1987 - Nov 1991


Boston Architectural College (BAC), BArch, Architecture


Jun 1986 - Jun 1993

Alfred University, Architectural Technology

Architectural Technogies

Jun 1978 - Jun 1980

Areas of Specialization