JAMES R. ELSER
12 Shady Hill Road                                                                                         ...
JAMES R. ELSER
12 Shady Hill Road                                                                                         ...
JAMES R. ELSER
12 Shady Hill Road                                                                                         ...
JAMES R. ELSER
12 Shady Hill Road                                                                                         ...
JAMES R. ELSER
12 Shady Hill Road                                                                                         ...
JAMES R. ELSER
12 Shady Hill Road                                  (610) 627-2280
Moylan, Pennsylvania 19065              ...
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  1. 1. JAMES R. ELSER 12 Shady Hill Road (610) 627-2280 Moylan, Pennsylvania 19065 jelser4228@aol.com Projects managed and/or estimated: 1973-1994 PECo Projects, Engineering Staff Team Member; Peach Bottom and Limerick Emergency Response Controls and System Installation and Design ($5m), Eddystone Generating Station, Units 3 and 4 Gas Conversion ($18m), Eddystone Generating Station, Unit 1 & 2 Turbine Rotor Replacement ($8m), Cromby Generating Station, Scrubber Replacement ($20m), Peach Bottom Unit 2 and 3 Condenser Replacement ($15m), Baldwin-Lima Plant Demolition and Remediation Project.($1m), Limerick Construction Site Demobilization ($11m), Peach Bottom Generating Station Spent Fuel Rack Upgrade(10M), Eddystone Generating Station, Feed-water Heater(s) Replacement ($1.5m), Managed the sale of all PECo capital assets for a period of 5 years, fleet vehicles, cranes, scrap metals, inventory, computer systems, generating units, jet engines, ($5-$1m annually), etc. Limerick Generating Station Radiology and Chemical Labs; managed as part of the nuclear generating station licensing and startup. Coordinated and managed activates of owner purchased and installed equipment and systems for fuel load of new facility; Implemented Nuclear Regulatory design changes, post Three Mile Island accident. Involved modification of backup electrical systems, upgrading of HVAC and rad-waste controls; Managed a team of consultants and craft in execution of a fast track project to meet plant startup milestone dates ($10m). 1978-1980 Design- Build; PA Designed/Estimated/Managed construction of: a three bedroom, two bathroom contemporary, passive solar frame house. This included a detached three car, two story garage with stand-a-lone heating and septic system. Subdivided property in into three building lots and constructed two, two story frame colonials with single attached garages. The work on this project was in large part was self performed ($160k). 1994-1995 Renovation-land development; Estimated/Managed/Engineered/Purchased 1930 vintage, two story, frame structure; performed complete renovation of: electrical, mechanical and all finishes. Modifications included, a new country kitchen, a new powder and laundry room, addition of storage and closet space, a new rear deck, siding, windows, roof, HVAC system, a new 200 AMP electric service and a revised contemporary floor plan; Subdivided property into four separate building lots ($500k). 1997-1998 Renovations; Estimated/Managed complete renovation of two, three bedrooms homes, built in 1910 and a 1952 respectfully. The work included: upgrade off all finishes, new kitchens, bathrooms, furnaces, replacement of windows, up-grade of landscaping, and a new driveways. These projects were self performed. ($100k ea.) 1997-1998 Design-Build; Estimated/Managed the construction of a two story, 4500 sq. ft. stucco on frame, Tudor with an attached three car garage. Re-designed structure from; a TGI construction method to standard framing and steel bearing to enable a more open floor plan from the original design concept ($400k). 1998 Renovation-land development; Estimated/Engineered/Purchased 1930 vintage two story frame structure; Performed complete renovation of electrical, mechanical and all finishes. Modifications included, a new country kitchen, a new powder and laundry room, addition of storage and closet space, a new rear deck, siding, windows, roof, HVAC system, a new 200 AMP electric service and a revised contemporary floor plan; Subdivided property into four separate building lots.($200k) 1998-2000 Semi Custom homes: Estimated/Managed/Constructed two, two story, frame colonial homes with attached two car garages. These projects were modular units. Approximate 3000 sq. ft. of floor space each. Work consisted of: site development, interior and exterior finishes, utility hook-ups, HVAC and plumbing installations ($350k ea.). 1
  2. 2. JAMES R. ELSER 12 Shady Hill Road (610) 627-2280 Moylan, Pennsylvania 19065 jelser4228@aol.com 1998-1999 Family Room Addition and Renovation: Estimated/Managed/Constructed re-work of a 1950 two story frame and masonry house. Work consisted of: up-grade of all finishes, new HVAC, new furnace, complete gutting of master-bath, installation of whirlpool, tub and separate steam shower unit, construction of 500 sq. ft. great room with interior court yard, replacement of 2200 sq. ft. of flagstone patio deck, re-piping of pool filter and heating systems, window and door replacement through-out, expanded CT 360 amp electric service with back-up generator, a 200’ long retaining wall, upgraded landscape package, remodel of three full bathrooms and one powder-room ($225k). 1998-2000 Rental Property Upgrades and Renovations (Section 8); Estimated/Managed construction of: mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems upgrades, as well as new finishes and kitchens for approximately 20 investment properties for an investment group who focused on Section 8 rentals. Much of this work was self performed. ($200K) 2000-2001 St. Kevin, Office Wing and Family Life Center: Estimated/Managed; an office wing gym, located in Springfield Township, Delaware County PA. This ground up 14, 0000 sq. ft., $1.5m, steel and masonry building, with EFIS exterior finish. Project duration was eight months and was completed on time. Recommended design revisions and value engineering resulted in substantial cost savings for the parish. 2001 Supercuts, Media PA; Estimated/Managed; $100,000.00 tenant fit-out; for franchiser of 2000 sq. ft. of retail space. Unit built to specifications in approximately 100 days. Included; all finishes and plumbing, electrical and HVAC upgrades ($78k). 2001-2002 Cabrini College, Widener Building Fine Arts Center, Radnor, PA.: Estimated/Managed a $460,000.00 renovation of 6,000 class room and office space into a state of the art studio/printmaking/instructional space for a visual arts program, as well as faculty offices and sound studio. The project was completed on a very tight schedule, on time, in support of the college’s scheduled fall startup. Project included: demolition, complete mechanical and electrical upgrades and interior fit-out. 2002 Valley Forge, Military Academy and College, Wayne, PA: Estimated/Managed; approximately $400,000.00 in renovations to various buildings within the campus. These included design build projects to the following: Mellon Hall Museum, Price Hall Swimming Pool and Exercise Facility, ADA ramps, upgraded ADA bathrooms in numerous locations. In addition, provided budgetary cost estimates, used by the Academy, for long term facility upgrades and maintenance planning. 2003 Wallingford Medical Center; Estimated/Managed; $250,000.00; complete retro fit, of slab on grade, medical office building. Renovated; lobby, doctor’s offices, patient exam rooms, upgrading all finishes and all electrical and mechanical systems. Modified; the parking lot, to adhere to Township requirements, for new business application. 2003 Media Real Estate, Old Boeing Facility, Rt. 420 Morton PA; Estimated/Managed $250,000.00 renovation and tenant fit-out of vanilla box space. Converted second floor, approximately 6, 000 sq. ft into offices and support space for Keystone Healthcare Transit, Converted the first floor approximately 5,000 sq. ft. into a child care facility. Renovation included; all finishes, and HVAC and Electrical upgrades. 2
  3. 3. JAMES R. ELSER 12 Shady Hill Road (610) 627-2280 Moylan, Pennsylvania 19065 jelser4228@aol.com 2003 Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA; Estimated a $300,000.00 renovation to Cohen Dental Lab. Work scope included 12 classrooms, waiting area/reception lounge, lavatories; all finishes, mechanical, electrical, med gases and sprinklers upgrades or installation. 2004 St Charles Borromeo Church, Bensalem PA; Managed a $210,000 removal and replacement of interior chapel cathedral roof. Work performed with minimum impact to daily church services; required the design of a rolling scaffold, unit 35 feet high. A second scaffold unit was constructed to span the alter section, of granite and marble finish. 2004 Collingdale Borough, ADA, Access Upgrade: Estimated/Managed; $120,000.00 public works; ADA approach and elevator installation. Project required facility modification, site and electrical upgrades. 2004 Delaware County, Government Center, Receiving Dock, Media, PA; Estimated/Managed a $450,000.00 interior and exterior public works project. Project consisted of the removal and construction of a monolithically poured concrete brick faced, 16’x 110’, retaining wall and concrete access ramp, interior and material access upgrades to receiving area and site work. 2004 Crozer Group Medical Healthplex and Hospital, Springfield Township, PA; Estimated/Engineered/Managed a $250,000.00 renovation which included: structural design, construction and modifications of; electrical and mechanical systems, interior fit out and finishes. The new facility created is now a state of the art; two story exercise and nutrition area, where there was once; two-racquetball courts. Work was performing during normal operating times with minimum impact to the facility’s clients and operation. 2004 Darby Borough Main Street Upgrade; Estimated a Public Works project, valued at $400,000.00; façade upgrades on fourteen retail store-fronts; renovated operating businesses, coordinating construction activities to minimize impact to owners and their clientele. Included; structural stabilizations, new windows, doors, paint, roof repairs and signage. 2004-2005 Rose Tree Tavern Relocation, Upper Providence Township Delaware County; Estimated/Engineered/Managed this $1,400,000.00 public works project consisted of the moving of a three story 750 ton stone structure, 200’ horizontally, northeast of the road intersection. Directed; the design build- stabilization process, as well as the site design and construction of the required shoring installation and access road. 2004-2005 Shadyside Park, West Bradford Township; Estimated/Managed a 31 acre, $2,000,000.00, public works project, which included: site grading, E&S controls, storm water system, parking lot, curbs and walking paths, tennis courts, basketball courts, in-line-skate-rink, 4 pavilions, volley ball courts, horse pits, ampatheater, landscaping and hardscapes. 2005 Tiny “T” ‘s Deli; $150,000.00; Estimated/Managed addition and renovation, which included site storm water improvements and revisions to building and parking access. Ground up addition of a prep kitchen including; a new pent roof and a total renovation of the structures exterior finishes. Upgrade of electric service and HVAC unit. 3
  4. 4. JAMES R. ELSER 12 Shady Hill Road (610) 627-2280 Moylan, Pennsylvania 19065 jelser4228@aol.com 2005 Cold Stone Creamery, Ardmore PA; Estimated/Managed a $200,000.00 retail fit out for a franchiser, totaling approximately 3000 sq. ft of retail space. Unit built to specifications in approximately 100 days. Included all finishes and electrical and HVAC upgrades. 2005-2006 Underwood Memorial Hospital; facility upgrades; Estimated/Managed, approximately $2,000,000.00 in renovations including all access corridors to a 320 bed facility; also renovated the following functional areas: Operating Rooms (OR), Employee’s Cafeteria, Gift Shop, Snack Bar and Deli, Medical Arts Office Building, Administration Area, Admissions, and the “Downs Building”. Also upgraded two areas; within the Radiation Department, including the replacement of on G.E. x-ray unit. Negotiated and awarded contracts for the total facility roof replacement and for the replacement of approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of access walk-ways and patios. Renovations included finish upgrades, electrical, mechanical and fire alarm systems interfaces. 2005-2007 Performed consulting services for: P. Agnes, scheduling of health care renovations, for the Bryn Mawr Hospital, and C.Raymond Davis, assisted in value engineering the Quaker school, in Fort Washington. 2005-2006 Underwood Memorial Hospital; Engineering Project Manager/Owner’s Rep; $46,000,000.00 GMP; 110,000 square foot, seven story addition, and Emergency Room addition, a 6 Level Pre-Cast parking garage and, stand-alone 20,000 square foot medical building (MOB). Responsible for; managing Construction Manager (Bovis-Lend Lease) and engineering consultants (RTKL) and interfacing with Hospital Executives involved in this project. Provide: value engineering, design conflict resolutions, review/approve change orders and payment applications, facilitate and coordinate construction activities and schedule within operating facility. 2007-KIMCO, Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Lead in preparing estimated for two retail outlets, Pep Boys and Pet-Smart, approx. 70k Sq. ft. ($4.2M). Slab on grade masonry buildings. 2007-Brown Hill Development: Fish Town, Philadelphia PA Pop Corn Factory Conversion to 72 Condominiums, estimated, prepared work scopes, assisted in buy-outs, filled in as Project manager, as required ($13m), completed within budget. 2007-Whole Foods, New York City Assisted Chief Estimator in; preparing conceptual estimate for developing store location in downtown NY City ($20m). Project included: 300 car two level parking garage. 2007- Lord & Taylor, Stamford Ct. Assisted Chief Estimator in preparing conceptual estimate for; store expansion and site development ($35m). 2007-2008; Shops @ Trevis, Winchester, VA. Phase II, 76,000 Sq. ft. Retail. Lead in preparing conceptual budget, assisted in presenting and selling project to Regency ($20m). Phase I completed by JMB, Phase II under contract. 2007- Exton, PA, Target Off-Site Improvements. Prepare conceptual budget for Township required store access improvements ($500k). Completed within budget. 4
  5. 5. JAMES R. ELSER 12 Shady Hill Road (610) 627-2280 Moylan, Pennsylvania 19065 jelser4228@aol.com 2007-2008, Morgantown, PA Staples, a Wolfson Site. Lead in preparing estimate, work scopes, hand-off; for out-of the ground Staples. ($2m). Completed within budget. 2007, Audubon Crossings, Audubon, NJ, a Wolfson Site. Lead in preparing estimate, work scopes and hand-off of a 67,000 Sf. Retail shopping center ($6m). Currently being constructed by JMB. 2007- Circuit City, Brooklyn Triangle, NY, NY. Lead in preparing an estimate for this tenant fit out project ($4m). 2008 Somerton Springs, Philadelphia, PA, Berkshire Development. Lead in preparing a conceptual budget for developer of a 120,000 sq. ft. retail shopping center, assisted in selling project to Owner Group. ($15m). 2008 Brookfield Ct: Berkshire Development. Lead in preparing conceptual estimate for a 20 Ac., 80K Sf. Ft. Retail Shopping Center. Assisted in selling project to Owner Group ($20M). 2008 Franklin Mills, Simon, the Mills Group. Lead in preparing conceptual budget for the renovation of existing Mall/Site space for addition of a Target anchor store. Assisted in selling bid to Owner Group. ($6m). 2008 Springhouse Plaza, Montgomery Co. PA, Stoltz Property Group. Lead in preparing conceptual budget for demo of existing retail strip mall, extensive site development, construction of new anchor store, stand a lone restaurant and retail strip center. Assist in selling project to Owner group ($20m). 2008 Lexington Hotel House, Manhattan, NY, Herisa Group. Lead in preparing estimate for this 25 story high rise, located in down town New York City. Prepared work scopes, assisted in presenting/selling bid to Owners Group ($45m). Project currently being built by JMB. 2008 Sam’s Club, Allentown, PA, Wal-mart Group. Prepared estimate for Sam’s club, including gas service station and site work. JMB awarded this project, scheduled to begin construction spring 2009 ($8m). 2008 Wal-Mart, Flemington, NJ, Wal-mart Group. Lead in preparing estimate for a pad sight, Wal-Mart retained out-let. ($8.3m). 2008 Voorhees, NJ Echelon Plaza 4 Parking Garage, Arden Group. Lead in preparing conceptual estimate for the addition of a third level on an existing 76,000 sq. ft. parking garage. ($4.2m). 2008 TULIP Street, Philadelphia, PA, 5 Story Factory Renovation. Brown Hill Development; concept estimate for converting a five story 1850 masonry factory into flex space office rental units. Developed work scopes, refined design, prepared budget for financing. ($4.5m) 205 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA. Brown Hill Development; 7 story mixed use modular design project. Developed conceptual bid for two levels under ground parking garage, one level, 20,000 sf. retail with 6 levels, 70 rental units ($23m). 5
  6. 6. JAMES R. ELSER 12 Shady Hill Road (610) 627-2280 Moylan, Pennsylvania 19065 jelser4228@aol.com 6

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