Zak's Construction Management
* Site Work * Drainage
* Legend Houses to Retreats
* Hard to do Details
* Coordinating Craftsmen and Tradesmen
– 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.
$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.
Missouri, November 1996 – March 1997
infrastructure for 40-unit subdivision.
Including: sewer, gas
and water mains; telephone, electric and TV distribution, and asphalt
streets. Built four straw
Arizona, 1995 – 1996
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.
Hole, Wyoming, 1998 to complete in 1990.
contracts, coordinated construction, secured permits and leases, approved
quality of work and payments. Co-author
of prospectus brochure and 5-year business plan.
Francisco area, 1987 – 1988
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.
Corners, Montana, 1986
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.
Montana, 1984 – 1985
homes, light industrial buildings, a motel, an office building, an
irrigation dam, excavating contractor, water development, private roads,
landscaping, and moving two bridges.
1972 – 1983
and developed a companion business to general construction; building
doors, windows, furniture, and casework.
Montana, 1976 – 1985
“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
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
“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
--Paul Bertelli, Senior Architect
“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
Harbor Project: “I found Zak’s unique personality and straightforward
method of operating to be refreshing, fun, interesting and most
--Paul Weiner, Principal Architect
“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
“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
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
of Arizona, Tucson, AZ: MFA 1969
Management at MSU
Bozeman School Crossing Program