Marcus Raphael Guizar

Marcus Raphael Guizar

Los Angeles, CA, US



Construction Project Manager and Architectural Designer with 30-year record of success overseeing all phases of multimillion-dollar design and construction projects in mixed-use developments, high-end multi-family, retail, commercial projects, including industrial and medical facilities.

Notable communication and administration skills with capacity to interface with clients, governing officials, contractors, engineers, and other members of the project team.  Proficiency in detail, quality, and presentation.  Comprehensive knowledge in property developments, entitlements, and site feasibility studies.  Exceptional experience in construction finance, proposals, and contracts.


MRC, Inc., Moorpark, CA, US, Porject Manager

· Prepared budgets, proposals, contracts, and project schedules
· Reviewed construction documents, submittals, RFI’s, change orders, and close-out documents
· Managed multiple projects, subcontractors, superintendents, in-house crews, and vendors
· Revised architectural and engineering designs for value engineering, generated as-built plans
· Analyzed project financials and monthly billings; budget control and purchasing

Nov 2012 - Jul 2014

Evans & Son, Inc., Santa Clarita, CA, US, Project Manager

Successfully completed upgrades for JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America banking centers
· Assessment of environmental and structural conditions for remediation
· Oversaw subcontractors, superintendents, vendors, and construction operations
· Analyzed construction financials, budgets, proposals, contracts, and monthly billing
· Produced architectural plans, coordinated engineering designs and value engineering
· Prepared material submittals, RFI’s, change orders, closeout documents, and warranties

Jul 2010 - Nov 2012

Amherst, Inc., Burlingame, CA, US, Project Manager

· Project coordination of construction defect repairs, code upgrades, and environmental abatement
· Forensic investigation of environmental (mold / asbestos) and damaged structural conditions
· Oversaw general contractor’s performance, including quality control, and site inspections
· Interacted with specialized engineers, environmental experts, and property management
· Performed financial analysis, cost estimating; budget control, and subcontract evaluations
Administered documents for outside legal counsel support and insurance firm reports

Nov 2007 - Jul 2010

HDS Group, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Construction Manager

· Participated in property entitlements, land acquisitions, and feasibility studies
· Prepared cost estimates, project budgets, including proposals and subcontracts
· Reviewed construction documents to generate as-built plans and value engineering
· Managed subcontractors, superintendents, vendors during construction operations
· Prepared architectural plans and coordinated engineering designs for permit issuance

Sep 2006 - Nov 2007

Coury Enterprises, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA, US, Project Manager

· Worked closely with trades to ensure construction quality, safety, and schedules
· Processed material submittals, purchase orders, change orders, and closeout documents
· Evaluated project financials, monthly billings, cost estimating, and subcontracts
· Directed superintendents, subcontractors, vendors, including off-site and public works
· Documented as-built plans, resolved RFI’s, created plan revisions, and value engineering

Sep 2004 - Sep 2006

Merritt & Harris, Inc., Glendale, CA, US, Project Manager

· Participated in construction observations, project recommendations, and quality control
· Performed property inspections, equity assessments reports, and property upgrade cost forecast
· Reviewed construction documents, specifications, material submittals, RFI’s, and change orders
· Interfaced with financial institutes, developers, and general contractors during development
· Analyzed financial documents, budgets, and schedules during construction productivity

Aug 2001 - Sep 2004

Pacific Heights Group, Pasadena, CA, US, Construction Manager / Architectural Designer

· Produced construction documents for high-end residential, multi-family, mixed use developments,
including hospitality and commercial projects
· Prepared structural designs and performed seismic investigations for structural upgrades
· Analyzed project financials, monthly billing; composed contracts and subcontracts
· Supervised superintendents, subcontractors, vendors during construction operations
· Plan submittals through city and county governing agencies, presentations at planning departments
· Equity assessment reports, site inspections, and cost analysis for HUD Properties
· Managed construction of Rite Aid, Office Depot, strip malls, and concrete tilt-ups
. Superintendent in high-end residential, multi-family, and commercial tenant improvements

Jan 1994 - Aug 2001

Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA, US, Construction Manager / Architectural Designer

· Effectively managed construction department and in-house construction crew
· Prepared budgets, proposals, schedules for campus construction and maintenance projects
· Oversaw electrical, plumbing, mechanical in-house personnel, subcontractors for system upgrades
· Design-build Child Care Center, medical and exam rooms, including tenant improvements
· Liaison between Administration and Contractor during construction of Physicians Medical Terrace

May 1991 - Dec 1993


Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, Construction Management

Sep 1988 - Jun 1990

Sonoma State University, Rhonert Park, CA, US, Masters, Business / Finance

Sep 1986 - Jun 1988

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1978 - Jun 1983

Areas of Specialization