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Contractor Resume Samples (General, Independent, & More)

Contractor Resume Samples (General, Independent, & More)

A contractor pulls together teams with diverse skill-sets to get the job done well and fast. Prove you’ve got the resources to drive your crew with this sample contractor resume.

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Contractor Resume Sample


Ben Yannovich, Licensed Contractor



Professional Summary


Licensed contractor with 8+ years of experience. Skilled in project management and residential construction. Seeking to deliver construction excellence for Hall Brothers Construction. At Belcher Construction Co., resolved project construction issues 18% faster than company average. Coordinated plans for construction of 100+ homes per year in the $1M–$2M range.


Work Experience



Belcher Construction Co.

June 2013–May 2019

  • Coordinated all planning and construction of 100+ homes per year valued at $1M to $2M each.
  • Created budgets and followed through by qualifying competing subcontractor bids. Exceeded cost control targets by 10% or more in every quarter.
  • Resolved issues with project construction 18% faster than the company average.
  • Trained subcontractors on company quality standards during construction phase. Hit quality targets with 99.9% accuracy.



Tall Contracting of Kentucky

April 2011–June 2013

  • Managed construction of 2 homes per month in upscale suburban neighborhoods.
  • Led planning, budgeting, and construction, saving $1M in costs per year through negotiating better deals with subcontractors and suppliers.




2012 Spalding University

BS in Business Administration

  • Pursued a passion for project management coursework.
  • President, Men’s Intramural Baseball Organization.




Contractor License #2438239, Department of Housing, Building & Construction




  • Technical Skills: Project management, negotiation, cost control, residential construction
  • Soft Skills: Leadership, interpersonal skills, problem solving, communication


Volunteer Work


  • Volunteer 3x per year to manage construction and repair of town playgrounds.
  • Volunteer rescue driver, Woodford County Animal Shelter.


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