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Professional Summary
  • 25 years experienced as a Captain Firefighter officer and as a team leader and management. Damages estimates, replacement costs for insurance purpose, fire reports under rules and regulations, for cityrules and regulations.
  • 19 years in residential and commercial professional and technical Building Inspections and customers services excellence. Cost estimate of any mechanical and structural damages. Fireproofing material.
  • Experience +- 18 months on car accidents and auto evaluation and body parts.
  • Enthusiastic 6 years experience Teacher introducing a broad range of subjects and developing in building inspection skillsand legal written reports. 
  • 10 years Court expertise in building solutions commercial structure. 
  • Certificate of completion all line claims Adjuster Texas license #
  • TWIA/TFPA Field adjuster certification 2017 property and commercial 
  • State Farm policy and estimated certification
Skills
  • Strong collaborator
  • Honnest and fortitude
  • Creative and team building
  • Computer skills and excellent communication competencies
  • Strong sense of observation
  • Highly motivated
  • Management and supervision skills
  • Honesty and fortitude
  • Insurance policy coverage knowledge
  • Risk management
  • French and English spoken, writing and reading
  • Customer services excellence 
Work History
Firefighter/Captain, 06/1992 to 09/2016
City of Montreal Montreal, QC
  • Fast emergency response team leader. Operated fire department of 1 fire station and 10 Firefighter, as a captain. 
  • Planned, organized and directed Montreal's Fire Service Administration including planning, management, training and community programs.
  • Direct communication with catastrophic victims, understanding theyre needs. Response natural disasters, environmental accidents and catastrophic incidents or disasters. 
  • Promoted teamwork, communication and conflict resolution among shifts and staff. (25 years)
  • Estimate and report damages after catastrophic events (fire, tree falling on dwelling, structural issues, water damages, floods, etc.) For insurance purposes. (15 years)
  • Estimate and report costs of repair/replacement on any emergency incidents (residential of commercial buildings). (15 years)
  • Applied rules of calculations for replacement mechanical components and structural elements for city stastistics (officer and fire marshall duties). (15 years)
  • Responsible for any building evaluations and estimates. (15 years)
  • Directed and coordinated various investigations conducted by field investigation team. (15 years)
  • Synthesized data into comprehensive quarterly written reports for city purposes.(15 years)
  • Trained new staff members in the detection of external and internal fraud.
  • Established productive working relationships with public officials and law enforcement officers.
  • Investigated claims involving potential and suspected fraudulent activities.(15 years)
  • Documented all investigation activity and presented reports to management.(15 years)
  • Partnered with legal counsel on litigation cases. Testified on behalf of the agency as part of criminal and civic proceedings.(15 years)
  • Building inspector (Company owner and president), 01/1996 to 06/2016
    Self employed SDI Inspections Montreal, Quebec
    • Diagnosed mechanical problems and determined the best ways to correct them. 
    • Fireproofing material calculation and evaluation. 
    • Great skills in building issues, molds, structural components, wood framing for residential dwellings and commercial buildings.
    • Prepare and organized legal documents (Microsoft Word, Power point ...).
    • Great communicator and customers service. High standards for understanding quality service.
    • Developed and maintained a high level of competencies in building codes, new materials and documentations related to residential and commercial buildings.
    • Evaluate costs of replacement for any damages or missing elements (mechanical or structural) on residential or commercial buildings.
    • Serves on association board ; verification committee (evaluate all building inspectors in the Quebec building inspector association).
    • Investigate on fraudulent owner's declarations legal documentation. (19 years)
    • Court expertise and work with several lawyers. (10 years)
    • Work jointly with professional lawyers on errors and omissions insurance businesses. (7 years)
    •  Trained new staff members in building inspections purposes and legal expertises. (10 years)
    Building expertise and legal advisor , 05/2005 to 09/2016
    SDI Inspections (owner and president of company) Montreal
    • Developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases for customers and insurance purposes.
    • Identified and evaluate strategically hidden defaults or/and fraudulent building issues.
    • Assisted in complex intellectual property litigation through discovery, trial and extensive client/expert contact.
    • Detailed estimations for court arguments and strategies, in favor of the customers. 
    • Organized and maintained detailed legal reports for court purposes. 
    • Evaluate scenarios and technical damages for court purposes (commercial and residential buildings). 
    • Work with different lawyers, structural engineers, architect, environmental companies and builders. 
    Teacher , 09/2012 to 01/2018
    Private college (College enseignement immobilier) Montreal , Quebec
    • Teacher for a professional and private school / legal building inspection reports.
    • Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom and virtual internet instructional building inspection program and technologies.
    • Creator of a complete 60 hours program on building inspection skills and powerful building inspection report.
    • Consultant for a new building inspection written report software.
    • Strengthened developmental methodologies by introducing a code quality document.
    • Mentored students on resume writing, providing advice on writing, formatting, and submission to potential employers.
    • Used assessment tools to evaluate skills, abilities, and interests and helped individuals make career-related decisions. 
    • Great skills in Microsoft office, Words and Power points 
    Education
    Texas license # : All -line Adjuster , 2017
    Adjuster pro - 1220G Airport Fwy #527, Bedford, TX 76022
    • All-lines Texas adjuster licensed
    • Florida, Oklahoma, Lousiana and Alabama Non-resident licensed
    • Xactimate 28
    • Xactimate Roof estimating 
    • FEMA / NFIP class 09-27-2017
    • NICTA catastrophic and fire fraud certified
    • TWIA residential and commercial 
    • Certified level 1 infrared camera
    • State Farm certified (insurance policy and estimatics)
    Certificate: General building inspection , 1999
    Montmorency college (Building inspection academy) - 475 Boulevard de l'Avenir, Laval, QC H7N 5H9, Canada
    Firefighter academy: Firefighter , 1992
    Institue protection incendie Quebec - 1740 Montée Masson, Laval, QC H7E 4P2, Canada
    High School Diploma: 1985
    Montreal High School (cavelier) - Montreal (Canada)

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    Professional Summary
    Experienced Building Inspector who collaborates successfully with Construction Managers and trade skills alike. Effective in providing clear and streamlined paths for progression through the construction process.  
    Skills
    • Strong knowledge of residential building code
    • Proficiency at reading blueprints
    • Experienced with inspection processes
    • Computer proficient
    • Strong team player


    • Knowledge of manufacturing standards/regulations
    • Strong mechanical aptitude
    • Internet research
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Work History
    Building Inspector , 06/2013 to Current
    Company 1 Yadington

    Residential building inspector performing inspections consisting of: 

    • Foundation pre-pour 
    • Frame 
    • Insulation 
    • Energy Star rough and final 
    • IECC/IRC energy efficiency field testing
    • Final building inspections
    • Detailed quality assurance lists

    For many national builders including Pulte, M/I, MHI, Bella Vista, DR Horton and Meritage.


    Sales floor ssociate, 04/2011 to 12/2011
    Company 2 Yadington
    • Provided outstanding customer service.
    • Sales driven in electronics
    • Training of new employees 

    Shipping Manager, 03/2004 to 08/2007
    Company 3 Yadington
    • Received online orders 
    • Packed and shipped merchandise
    • Created online advertisements for merchandise
    • Handled customer questions and concerns about products and shipping



    Education
    Bachelor of Science: Construction Science, 2011
    Texas A&M - College Station
    Certifications

    Energy Star Certified  - 2013

    Certified HERS Rater - 2013

    B1 Certified - 2014