Biography

Joe Skeith

Construction Management Professionals; Owners Rep/CM
jskeith@cmprofessionals.us

Summary of Experience

As a United States Marine Corps veteran, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Construction Management), from Oklahoma State University.  As a Construction Manager I’ve been part of leadership on three mega capital improvement programs in Oklahoma and Texas.

Through these experiences I developed a passion and hunger for complex, fast-paced, challenging environments.  To satisfy my passion I formed Central Plains Construction Company a successful heavy-highway construction company operating in the Midwest.  In 2004, I combined my experience as general contractor, and engineering consultant with my Construction Management education by forming Construction Management Professionals.  Through this diversity, I’ve become uniquely qualified to outperform traditional A/E or GC led delivery models for design-build programs saving Owners both time and money otherwise unrealized.

As the sole owner of CM Professionals, I maintain scalability through my social/professional network of degreed professional Construction Managers to effectively execute programs regardless of scope or magnitude anywhere in the world.

Through the testimonial of others, I’ve proven to be one of a handful of construction management professionals with the diverse yet balanced experience to handle the most extreme challenges a project or owner may encounter.  Through my diverse experience and investment of time in the profession I’ve mastered the development of project teams and through them the building of programs regardless of scope or magnitude.  My success is rooted in the ability to build relationships and grow people who in turn accomplish great things.

Specialties

As an Agency CM, I’m accustomed to carrying the full burden of responsibility to develop and manage the design, and construction teams and insure project integrity.  Most of my projects have come through word of mouth when an Owner in trouble has nowhere to turn.  I’ve managed numerous projects that were shipwrecked and without hope of salvage to a successful conclusion.

Through my experience as a general contractor, I understand what it takes to execute a successful project plan from bid, to project close-out.  As a builder/developer I understand the profit incentives necessary for success as a General Contractor and this has made me extremely effective as an Owners Representative.  My knowledge as a contractor extends from business development through project closeout.  General Contractors have retained me to expand their market share, remedy internal inefficiencies whether through fine tuning management systems or management personnel, providing counsel or otherwise providing them with the expertise to get them out a difficult situation.

As a design professional having worked alongside of, or in the employ of some of the best design firms in the world, I understand the business nature of a design firm and the elements of the design process.  Design firms have employed me to develop Construction Management practices within their firm.

Professional Experience

Owner of Construction Management Professionals
January 2004 - Present (10 years 6 months)

To view my project portfolio please visit www.cmprofessionals.net

To view a more complete professional profile visit http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joe-skeith/29/1bb/b08/

Skill Sets & Associated Levels of Expertise

Construction Management (Expert, 20+ years experience)
Contract Negotiations (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Cost Control (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Change Management (Expert, 20+ years experience)
Cost Accounting (Advanced, 15 years experience)
Cost Estimating (Advanced, 17 years experience)
Team Leadership (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Program Management (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Owner's Representation (Expert, 20+ years experience)
Tenant Improvements (Advanced, 10 years experience)
MS Office Suite (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Construction Law (Advanced, 15 years experience)
Contract Development (Advanced, 15 years experience)
Permitting (Advanced, 15 years experience)
Quality Assurance (Advanced, 15 years experience)
Technical Writing (Advanced, 15 years experience)
Risk Management (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Risk Mitigation (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Dispute Resolution (Advanced, 15 years experience)
Inventory Control (Advanced, 7 years experience)
Materials Management (Advanced, 7 years experience)
Telecommunications (Advanced, 4 years experience)
CPM Scheduling (Advanced, 12 years experience)
Document Management (Advanced, 20+ years experience)
Project Planning (Expert, 20+ years experience)

Education

Oklahoma State University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Construction Management, fall of 1984 – Spring of 1987


Interests

Family, Friends, Unique Restaurants, Reading, Journaling, Mentoring, Dog Friend, Photography, Bicycling, Fitness and Nutrition.

Testimonials

“It is not as important who we believe ourselves to be, as it is who others know us to be.” Joe Skeith

"The knowledge and experience that Joe brought to our organization was second to none. Through his duties as Director of Construction Services, Joe oversaw all construction that Mercury performed throughout our four regional offices that covered the majority of the United States. If it were not for his refined organizational and interpersonal skills these duties could not have been performed to the level that he achieved. Mr. Skeith has a presence about him that will command respect from even the highest executives. He provided Mercury Construction Group, Inc. with an enhanced professional relationship with all of the customers and clients that he came in contact with."

Daniel Schenzer
Mercury Construction Group, Inc.

"We have long held that the most successful projects are those where all parties, owner, contractor, architect and engineer are pleased with the result. CM Professionals sets up and coordinates all aspects of a project so that it moves smoothly and efficiently without delays and bickering that can commonly occur."

James R. Cross AIA 
Cross Design Associates LLC

“We completed our first hotel in 2010 and used CM Professionals to manage the project, Joe did an outstanding job and we will be using him on our next project. Thanks Joe it was our pleasure.”

Robert Neal, 
Houck Hotel Partners

“It has been my pleasure working with Mr. Joe Skeith with CM Professionals over the past two years thru the successful completion of the expansion to the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Facility in Frederick, Maryland. Joe’s attention to detail and willingness to spend the extra time in working thru an extremely complicated project that endured the worst winter the East Coast has seen in twenty years, but still was completed on-time and under budget, has shown that a Construction Manager like Joe Skeith can definitely help with the success of any project. I’m now a Construction Manager believer!”

Bruce G. Mahlandt
CMW Group, Inc. – Architects / Planners

“CM Professional maintains an exceptionally high standard of quality and service as a construction management firm.  Mr. Skeith always provided timely responses to inquiries and promoted a true team atmosphere to complete the project.  We look forward to working with CM Professional in the future.”

Douglas Gray
Morgan-Keller, Inc.

“Joe Skeith is a trusted professional that has saved me time and money well beyond his cost. His experience and work ethic makes him a necessity in my development process.”

Andre Fontaine
Realty Diversified Services

“If it was not for the strong guidance and attention to detail of Joe Skeith, Mt. Carmel's building renovation would have been over budget and would have experienced significant construction delays. With a project manager of Joe's caliber, the seemingly endless difficulties that we encountered with a challenging site were negated at every turn by his professionalism and insight. We would never attempt another project without his assistance.” 

Scott Clawson 
Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church