H. Robert Cooper
Kansas City, MO
Dedicated and focused draftsman who excels at prioritizing, completing multiple projects simultaneously. Specialize in putting together construction packages for busy commercial millwork and residential cabinetry companies. Committed to delivering high quality results with minimal supervision. Energetic, organized, professional, team player.
Microsoft Outlook, Excel, AutoCAD, Microvellum, Cabinet Vision, Internet Savvy
Designer & Project Manager
Houston Cabinet Makers – Houston TX
January 2017 to Present
Design new kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for new construction houses and remodels. Conduct comprehensive field measures. Put together detailed estimates for projects. Create and update products in the design software library. Oversee the demolition and installation for remodel projects. Accompany client to stone yard to view and choose solid surface counters.
Harbinger Cabinet Co – Houston, TX
February 2015 to January 2017
Conducted extensive and accurate field measuring at job sites. Thoroughly examined architectural plans to ensure complete knowledge of full project scope. Produced concept/construction/installation shop drawings for new build residential home builders. These shop drawings included kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, study areas, wine racks, etc. Submit and follow up to RFIs. Work on multiple projects at the same time. Contact vendors, contractors and clients.
Senior Design Engineer
Leedo Building Solutions – Houston, TX
August 2011 to January 2015
Engineered complete preliminary and final drawing sets for custom cabinetry. These drawings were for multi-family apartment properties, condos and townhouse. Ensured all designs 100% complied with ADA and Accessible codes that varied per state. Participated in project launch meetings to become familiar and understand the full scope of each project, budget, timeframe and requirement. Constant interaction with the Sales Department and Project Manager.
Buda Woodworks – Buda, TX
July 2010 to July 2011
Designed comprehensive drawing packets for commercial millwork projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to well over $1,200,000. Responsible for producing precise field measurements to ensure the finish product will come together will minimal change in design. All shop drawings included standard floor plan, elevation and section views in 2D. Occasional 3D drawings produced at client request. Assisted Project Manager in putting together takeoff material list as well as completing the Bill of Materials and ordering of materials.
Global Pacific Construction – Las Vegas, NV
June 2007 to July 2010
Responsible for drafting custom designed shop drawings for luxury resorts and casinos with project budgets extending from $50,000 to over $2,000,000. Assisted in the design and building of mock-ups. In charge of creating folders specific to each project. These folders included architectural plans, project scope, appliance spec sheets, materials list, contacts, RFI requests, and revised drawings. Kept in constant contact with contractors, vendors, installers, project manager to ensure all questions/concerns are answered and taking care of to keep projects on schedule and on budget.
AMD Cabinets – Phoenix, AZ
June 2004 to June 2007
Worked with Project Manager in producing reports and cut lists for CNC machines. Visited each project job site to conduct thorough measurements of all walls. Locate electrical and plumbing areas. Submitted preliminary shop drawings to client. Reviewed and corrected all redlines in a timely manner and resubmitted updated drawings to client. Ordered materials specific to each project.