192 FourStar Ln.
Dear Siror Ma’am,
I am a JourneymanCarpentercomingupon25 yearscombinedexperience inthe trades,includingboth
residentialandcommercial Carpentry. Myfather,JimHodgson,hasbeena unionCarpenterformore
than 40 yearsand he providedme withasolidfoundation inthisfieldthathashelpedme togrow as a
personandas a professional tradesman. Aftergraduationfromhighschool in1991, I apprenticedwith
my fatherforfive yearsanddiddiscoverthatI had a knack and passionforskilledtrade work. Shortly
thereafter,however,Ijoinedthe UnitedStatesNavytoplayapart insomethingbiggerandmore
In the Navy,as an OperationSpecialist2nd
ClassPettyOfficer(E-5) inthe CombatDirectionCenter(CDC)
of the USS JohnF. Kennedy(CV-67),Ispecializedinradaroperation,navigation,dataencryption,and
bothsecure and unsecure communications(ship-ship,ship-shore,ship-aircraft). Establishingand
maintainingefficientandeffective communicationwasof toppriorityinensuringthe safetyof our
travelsandour aircraft launches/landingsaboardthe carrier. AsI climbedthe ranks,Imade my “home”
up inthe CommandingOfficersTactical Plot(COPlot) of the ship. Here,Isupervisedadedicatedteam
that workedefficientlyinhigh-stresssituationstoaccomplishacommonmission. Icontinue tolearn
frommy militaryexperience eventothisday.
In 2001, I leftthe Navyto resume mycareerin Carpentry,inhopesof settlingdownandstartinga
family.AlthoughIdidn’tchoose to make myservice a career,I foundpreciselywhatIhad beenlooking
for inthe ArmedForcesand my patriotismplaysabigfactor inthe man I am today. I am a mission-
orientedindividual andIappreciate the feelingof accomplishmentthatcomeswithconqueringataskor
completingaprojectwithhands-onresults. Today,myfamilyandIare inthe midstof relocatingfrom
the NorthwestValleyof Phoenix,Az toMadisoninorderto be closertomy wifesparents. We are
scheduledtobe intownby the second weekof November. I am lookingforopportunitiestomove up
and growthfor the benefitof myfamily.
Throughoutmyprofessional development,Ihave trulyenjoyeddiversityinthe workIperformandlove
the challenge itprovides. One of mygiftsistrouble-shooting,whichtendstocome inhandyamong
varioustrades. I am versatile andadaptwell andeasilyintomostanyrole thatallowsme toworkwith
my handsto solve aproblemoraccomplisha tangible task. There isn’tmuchI cannotdo or quickly learn
to do. I bringa varietyof abilitiesandskillstothe table,butIalsobringsolidvalues:Character,Integrity,
Respect,Honor,Commitment,Patience,andastrongwork ethic. These are the thingsthat rarelycome
across well inaresume,butthat I hope will emanate inaninterview opportunity. Theyare alsothe
thingsI am alsolookingforinan employer(now becomingarare find). Furthermore,Iam enthusiastic
and lookforwardto tacklinganychallengesyoumayhave forme. I come fully equippedwithmyown
toolswhichcovermostof the tradesdealtwithinconstruction. I am veryfluentinelectrical,plumbing,
drywall,painting,roofing,tile,andconcrete;withcarpentry –framing,trim, finish,cabinetry,doors,and
windowsare myspecialty. Thank youfor yourtime.
KindRegards, AdamB. Hodgson
Chris Madrid- 8 yrs 623.556.4496
Joe Miller- 25 yrs 607.592.9963
Bruce Siler- 1 yr 805.471.0029
1985 - 1990 Brooktondale BaptistSchool - Math & Science
1990 - 1991 Cortland Christian Academy - Math & Science(High School Diploma)
Fall of 1992 Letourneau University - Design Technology
1995 - 1996 Tompkins Cortland Community College - Math & Science
1991 - 1996 Carpenter Apprentice
MILITARY AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT:
Aug ’15 – Current; Albrecht & Son L.L.C. ($18 hr)
Sept ’12 – Mar 14;
Nov ’09 – June ‘11;
Tom Albrecht (623)933.4312
Joe Brown (623)256.8391
Returned to the field as a Remodel/Trim Carpenter (carpentry (rough-framing& trim-doors,windows, crown),
drywall,electrical,plumbing,tile,punch lists,troubleshooting,etc.) for approx.6 months, after which my duties
were then splitbetween the officeand field work as a resultof my experience in the role of Estimator, Proj ect
Manager, Operations Manager, Supervisor,and Material Procurement Specialist. accepted a position as the
owner’s Executive Assistant/Project Designer and, eventually,became an Estimator. This position was grooming
me for a Project Manager roleand required well-developed skillsin Job Supervision and Customer Service. It also
required that I branch into Website design/management and Material procurement.
Aug '14 – June ‘15; Aspen Square Management : The Villages at Cottage Park ($17.50 hr)
Lead Carpenter in charge exterior remodeling of this newly aquired property in Surprisewhilealso quiteoften
lendingmy abilities to the interior remodeling sideof the project. Currently replacingall (approx 190) custom
privacy fences and exterior wood trim as well as fully remodelingthe existingapartments and townhomes adding
new washer/dryer connections. Responsiblefor all material takeoff and procurement to stay ahead of a 6 man
crew. Electrical,plumbing,windows,doors,trim, cabinetry,drywall,paint,tile,punch list,troubleshooting,as well
as rough, trim and finish carpentry.
Apr '14 – July '14; Ramsey Brothers, Inc ($15 hr)
Phil Ramsey (623)939.3592
Accepted a shop position to rehone my cabinetbuildingskillswith this high end custom cabinetcompany. Shortly
thereafter was moved into the field as an installer.
July’12 – Sept ’12; Goldshot Home Services, L.L.C. ($20 hr)
John Goldshot (623)388-0303
Working Project Manager for the Home Services division of GoldshotExterminating. While putting my
carpentry/remodel skillsto work in headingup a new division,l also learned a great deal about pest control. This
position required a lot of climbing,with a prerequisitethat I be comfortableon firstand second-story roofs,
ladders,and capableof performing my duties outside in extreme heat.
Jun’11 – Jun ’12 ; Palmer’s Kitchen, Bath, and Beyond L.L.C. ($20 hr)
Rob Fruend (623)283.6337
Project Manager/Operations Manager- performed field work as a Remodel/Trim Carpenter (rough & trim),
plumbing,electrical (lowvoltage), tile,doors & windows, drywall,punch list,troubleshooting,etc. ); scheduled
vendors, material procurement, managed up to 6 field employees on several jobs runningatonce, job take off, as
well as project design. Took each projectfrom “sold”to “finished”with efficiency and served as the liaison
between the clientand company.
Aug ‘09 – Nov ‘09; J.P. Osborne Inc. ($22 hr)
Brian Broadstock (928)486.0647
Roy Martin (602)300.0416
Trim Carpenter, workingwith the same 4-man crew from a previous employer, AZ Window& Door Company.
Here, I conquered punch listitems, FRP (firerated panels) installation,troubleshooting,custommetal & wood
work installs,and multiplecustomitem installationsthroughoutthe construction of the new Wild HorsePass
Jun ’09 – July ’09; Unemployed
Apr ’09 – Jun ’09; Gleason Appliance Repair ($18 hr)
Mike Purdy (623)670.9563
Better-developed my mechanical,trouble-shooting,and customer serviceskills freelancingas an Appliance Repair
Dec ’08 – Apr ’09; Artisan Trim Co. Inc. ($22 hr)
Field Trim Carpenter- installed customcrown, base, case,closets,doors (pre-hung or retrofit), and hardwarein
high-end custom homes in ParadiseValley and North Scottsdaleareas.
Mar '07 – Dec ’08; Arizona Window and Door ($22-$30 hr)
Brady Tenney (602)859-8891
Roy Martin (602)300.0416
Trim Carpenter- worked in high end, custom homes installingcustomcrown mold, base, casing,door jams,hinge
mortisingslab doors as well as boringthe doors for hardware.I also installed customcabinets and customceilings,
stairs and walls which included millingour own lumber and cabinet-buildingon site.
Eventually, I accepted the position of Field Superintendent and became responsiblefor a 4-man trim crew. Duties
included:crew supervision,projectmanagement, material estimation and procurement, material prep and
delivery,client/contractor relations,schedulingand troubleshooting.
July '06 - Feb '07; Tradesman International Phoenix, AZ ($20 hr)
Sept '05 - June '06; Tradesman International Baltimore, MD ($19 hr)
Chris McCracken (623)566-4761 Tradesman (Phoenix)
Linda (443)250-6812 Tradesman (Baltimore)
Bruce Best (443)496-0662 ILEX Super (Baltimore)
Trim Carpenter for RiversideBuilders doingfinish trimwork and punch listitems to complete a custom home build
in Fountain Hills:Installed customcabinetry,milled trim, crown molding,3 piece basetrim, punch listwork,low
voltage communication installation,applianceinstallation,door hanging,drywall repair.
Carpenter for Linthicumon a high end home in the mountains area of Scottsdale doingpunch listtype work:
Bondo repair to steel, Troubleshooting,low voltage (Tracingand pullingTstatand sensor wire), Metal and wood
Carpenter for ILEX on high end home remodel
Complete remodel and addition to 37,000 sq. ft home in Annapolis,MD
Interior framing,and stair construction,sub-flooring,radiusforms for brick wineracks,layout.
Promoted to working with subcontractor,Masterpieces,doingsoffit,fascia,and cornicework,window and trim
installation,builtin gutters construction,dormer roofs construction,deck construction with all theabove, front
porch round and squarecolumn installation.Mahogany,Spanish cedar,and azak trim.
Completed OSHA 10 refresher course
*March '06 Employee of the month
Dec '04 - Sept '05; Upscale Remodeling, Inc. Ithaca, N.Y. ($18)
Steve Nash - Owner (607) 539-6014
Project Manager/Lead Carpenter responsibilities included carpentry (rough & trim), drywall,electrical (low
voltage, cat-5, & coaxial),re-installingclients data or cableprovided components), plumbing, tile,doors &
windows, punch list,troubleshooting,etc.
$25,000 basement remodel / garage/ house structural reinforcement
Ithaca Tile& Hardwood (new location):installed doors,handicap hardware,includingramp to showroom floor
$52,000 remodeled garage and 3 adjoiningrooms dueto water damage
Coordinatevarious trades (contractor work) in and out of projects
$45,000 remodeled basement with coffered cedar ceilings Installed stairs,railing,wallsand shelves to match
existingin rough pinetrimmed cabin,$32,000 remodeled kitchen
Sept '04 - Dec '04; Hatchett Home Improvement Newport News, VA ($19 hr)
Don Hatchett - Owner (757) 244-1777
Doug Soule- Production Manager (757) 715-7185
Project Manager/Lead Carpenter- carpentry (rough & trim), drywall,electrical (lowvoltage,cat-5,& coaxial),re-
installingclients data or cableprovided components), plumbing,tile, doors & windows, punch list,troubleshooting,
etc.) Completed multiplehome projects.
Apr '03 - Sept '04; Fleet Technical Support Center Atlantic ($15 hr)
(FTSCLANT) - (FSS Alutiqq) Norfolk, VA
Frank S. Walker - Facilities Manager (757) 443-3872 x1027
Brad Bond - Supervisor (757) 443-3872 x1118
Command Carpenter- solely responsiblefor all carpentry in a 288,000 sq.ft. buildingand variousother projects in
sister commands (as the resultof a command merger), Planned projects with architectvia CAD program and basic
MicrosoftSuite, Estimated/researched material and costto produce exact project quotes, etc. Remodeling and/or
buildingprojects included framing,sheet rocking,taping and finishing,painting,installingchairrail and covebase,
installingceilinggrid,carpettile,and windows in office doors,door and hardwareupkeep and installation (per
command security requirements), laid concreteand level sidewalks,foundation construction,repaired and
refinished furniture,milled and crafted show cases,pictureframes, and tables. Also wrapped and mounted
pictures,installed ductwork and performed general maintenance on a/c units (per former experience in this field),
responded to trouble callsin a timely manner with proficiency. I was further responsiblefor the inventory and
maintenance of the command Carpentry Shop and paintlocker and I traveled between various commands
(merger) to meet carpentry needs for Admirals,Captains,Government Service officials,etc.
Oct - Dec '02; Crista Construction Ithaca, NY (Union Local 281) ($21 hr)
Paul Klinko - Superintendent (607) 760-2786
Journeyman Carpenter- Worked on Cornell's new Ornithology building,Builtcedar fences and hung sheet rock;
Installed several ceiling-mounted, retractableprojectors and screens;Builtforms for concrete walls and installed
window molding, etc.
June - Sept '02; Cornell University Carpenter Shop Ithaca, NY (Union Local 281) ($21 hr)
May - Aug '01 Bob Markes - Superintendent (607) 255-4745 (Union Local 281)
Journeyman Carpenter- Worked on campus, installingwindowa/c units,corner guard,counter tops, and office
furniture; Hung sheet rock,white board and chalk boards;Installed ceilinggrid and vinyl tilefloors;Worked on a 4 -
man team that responded to trouble calls acrosscampus.
Completed 10 hr OSHA construction course
Sept '01- May '02; Ocean State Heating and Air Conditioning Jacksonville, FL ($9 hr)
Brent Reedy - Superintendent (904) 249-8251
Worked in the general installation of a/c ductinguntil eventually got promoted to installingand wiringa/c units.
Later, I took servicecallsand learned to do start-ups and regular maintenanceon the units.
Jan - May '01; John J. Pausley Inc. Ithaca, NY (Union Local 281) ($21 hr)
Terry Bailey - Superintendent (607) 387-7164
Journeyman Carpenter- Worked on a New York State funded job on the Cornell University campus,where I formed
and poured concrete footers and walls,framed the building,installed sheet-metal on walls and roof,installed
doors,and builtfeed bins.
Feb '01 - Feb '02; United States (New York) Army National Guard - D Company 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry,
Dec '01 - Jan '02; United States Naval Reserve Horseheads, NY
Dec '96 - Dec '01; United States Navy (stationed out of Mayport, FL)
Operation Specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class stationed aboard the aircraftcarrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV- 67)
Watch Supervisor of the Commanding Officers Tactical Plot(COPLOT) on the Navigational Bridge& Combat (CDC)
Responsiblefor safenavigation of ship,ID of surfacevessels and aircraft,encrypted communications:ship-shore,
ship-ship,ship-aircraft,IFF (”Identify Friend or Foe” communication with aircraftand sea bound vessels).
June '91 - Nov '96; Sunrise Acres Ithaca, NY ($17 hr)
Jim Hodgson - Superintendent (607) 591-0906
Carpenter- completed 5yr apprenticeship in carpentry (rough & trim), drywall,electrical (lowvoltage,cat-5, &
coaxial,re-installingclients data or cableprovided components), plumbing, tile,doors & windows, punch list,
troubleshooting,etc. Remodeled the remaininghalf of a hay barn into 6000 sq ft livingspace;builtthree - 2400 sq
ft houses (singlestory,ranch-stylehomes) from the ground up: excavation,concrete, framing,plumbing, sheet
rock, painting,electrical,siding,roofing,HVAC, and landscaping.Also builta 4-bay machinery barn (40 x 60 pole
barn) constructed with a metal roof and siding;turn-key. Builtnumerous picnic table,chairs,benches,and
pressuretreated decks; operated heavy equipment including backhoe Case 570c, Cat D4e high track dozer, Cat D8
dozer, Cat Excavator, and Bobcat.