Zak's Construction Management
30 years experience
"building your home can be an enjoyable experience"

Owner's Representative for residential Construction is a specialty.
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Master Builder Sculptor Vast Background of Experience

Building  *   Site Work  *   Drainage  *   Utilities  *   Roads  *   Legend Houses to Retreats  *  Hard to do Details  *   Coordinating Craftsmen and Tradesmen
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1998 – 1999 Project Engineer for Ellerbe Becket Inc. on the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital project.  Maintained computer logs on: Shop Drawings and Product Data submittals; Material Status reports and project safety.  In charge of updating drawings and modification/spec books.  Supervised various aspects of construction from foundations to casework and millwork.

Circle A Headquarters:
A Legend House/Ranch Center:

A $10 million, 30,000 square foot log structure. Reorganized project from log restack job into a streamlined construction program.  Able to produce a very sophisticated, contemporary home/entertainment center.  Reorganized the project in 5 months.

Iberia, Missouri, November 1996 – March 1997

Desert Harbor:
Construction Superintendent:

Supervised infrastructure for 40-unit subdivision.  Including:  sewer, gas and water mains; telephone, electric and TV distribution, and asphalt streets.  Built four straw bale homes.

Tucson, Arizona, 1995 – 1996

Residence of Bill and Robin Weiss:
Construction Manager:

$3.6 million, 27-month project, working for the Architect/Contractor/Owner as a subcontracted manager.  Responsibilities included estimating costs, authoring and negotiating contracts, developing and maintaining schedules, development and maintenance of accounting systems, and job costing.  Responsible for all construction activities including supervising 12 to 25 employees and 15 to 45 subcontracted men.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1998 to complete in 1990.

Prototype Turbine, Windjammer 4:
Montana Wind Turbines Project Manager:

Let contracts, coordinated construction, secured permits and leases, approved quality of work and payments.  Co-author of prospectus brochure and 5-year business plan.

San Francisco area, 1987 – 1988

Western Plant Breeders Facility:
Construction Manager, Pre-construction consultant:

Performed preliminary estimates and design coordination, met state review process, authored contracts, conducted bid letting and pre-con meetings, supervised all phases of construction, reviewed payment requests, closed out project.

Four Corners, Montana, 1986

Bozeman’s Surgical Center:
Project Manager:

A fast track program:  held meetings with owners, architects, engineers, and federal and state inspectors; reviewed bids, submittals, and shops; supervised subcontractors, and closed out project.

Bozeman, Montana, 1984 – 1985

Licensed General Contractor:
Designed and built a wide range of projects including:

Numerous homes, light industrial buildings, a motel, an office building, an irrigation dam, excavating contractor, water development, private roads, landscaping, and moving two bridges.

Montana 1972 – 1983

Zak’s Wood Shop:
Master Cabinet Maker:

Founded and developed a companion business to general construction; building doors, windows, furniture, and casework.

Bozeman, Montana, 1976 – 1985

Hawthorne Bruce Construction Company:
Carpenter Foreman, Big Sky Commercial Center 1971 – 1972

Ceco Corporation:
Superintendent, 9-story high rise.
Bozeman, Montana, 1970 – 1971

What Project Directors and Owners say about Zak’s Work:

Ellerbe Becket:  “He builds and maintains good relationships with both client and subcontractors, the foundation of which is a level of integrity and honesty that is to be admired.”

      --John H. Sommer, Senior Project Superintendent


Circle A Headquarters:  “I was impressed by Zak’s abilities, as the Construction Manager, to organize and coordinate a job that was logistically difficult to say the least.”

     --Todd Goertzen, Project Manager


The Weiss Project:  “It’s with great honor that I can extend my personal endorsement of Zak’s work, knowledge and ability to bring a job in on time and on budget, and most importantly of his personal integrity and honesty.”

     --Paul Bertelli, Senior Architect


Montana Wind Turbine:  “Mr. Zakovi is exceptionally well qualified to be an owner’s representative.  He has the experience, the integrity, and the intelligence to monitor every aspect of a construction project, to keep it within well defined bounds, and to make clear to others what has been done and what needs doing.”

     --Gordon G. Brittan, President


Desert Harbor Project:  “I found Zak’s unique personality and straightforward method of operating to be refreshing, fun, interesting and most importantly, competent.”

     --Paul Weiner, Principal Architect


Western Plant Breeders:  “Our colleagues are amazed with the scope and quality of this building project when they learn our construction costs.  This was primarily due to Zak’s careful planning prior to construction and his daily supervision during construction.”

     --Dan Biggerstaff, President


Surgical Center: “Zak is familiar with plans and specifications, slump tests, earthquake codes, structural stress and strains as well as sub-contractor contracts and timing, and the construction codes to be exceeded to make the project one of quality for the money.”

     --Donald F. Nell, Developer

“Mr. Zakovi saw to it that the project was completed in a timely manner while assuring that the contractor held to the highest standard of quality.”

     --Kenneth M. Younger, M.D., Owner  


Letters of Recommendation upon request



University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ:  MFA 1969
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT:  BS, 1966
Palo Soleri’s Arcosanti, Scottsdale, AZ

Continuing Education

Construction Management at MSU
Superintendent’s Seminar
Lien Waiver Seminar
Construction Law Seminar
Wage Hour Law Seminar
Time Management Seminar


Internationally Published Craftsman
Recognized Regional Sculptor/Painter
Wood Craftsman
Laborer to Manager, Master Builder


Founded Bozeman School Crossing Program
Founded Headwaters Academy Alternative School
Founded Emerson Cultural Center
Contributed to the Bozeman Recreation Center