Donavan Smith, LEED AP

Project Manager

Greiner Construction

Minneapolis, MN


Contact • Project Portfolio • Resume (PDF)
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Contact • Project Portfolio • Resume (PDF)

June 2010 to Current

Project ManagerGreiner Construction – Building DivisionMinneapolis, MN

Project Manager for multiple award winning projects.  From conceptual estimates through the project warranty, this position entails all aspects of projects including: conceptual preliminary estimating, line item estimates, risk analysis, value engineering, bid solicitation & subcontract negotiations, Owner contract negotiations & assembly, submittals & shop drawings, budget management, complete day-to-day project management, conflict resolution, document management, and closeouts.  Highlights include:

  • Project Manager – 700 Central Apartments, 80 Units, 2 Story Below Grade PT Parking Structure, Retail/Restaurant, $21 Million – Historic renovation and repurposing of the McLeod and Smith Inc. furniture company headquarters.  The project includes two existing structures, a 4 story wood timber post & beam construction built in 1897, and a 7 story reinforced concrete building constructed in 1909.  A complex and rewarding brownfield site project with a wide variety of project requirements and funding sources including HUD financing, Certified Payroll, Historic Tax Credits, and Grant Funding by MN DEED, Met Council TBRA, Hennepin Country ERF, and the City of Minneapolis.  Significant work scopes included a million dollar masonry facade restoration package, contaminated soils, and half million dollar lead abatement scope of work.  Scheduled for Completion in November of 2016.
  • Project Manager – 7west Apartments, 213 Units, Retail, $26.9 Million – Project was fast paced with an accelerated schedule including 6 and 7 day per week work schedules, multiple work shifts, and overtime by most every trade. Interior Finishes & Design were coordinated during construction.  The Project was delivered 1 Month early, 9 Month Substantial Completion, to allow for fall semester leasing to meet the desired schedule of the Owners.  The project is LEED for Homes Gold Certified.
  • Project Manager – Rechelbacher Penthouse – Phoenix on the River Building, 16,800 SF $4.2 Million – High End Residential Condo Build-Out.
  • Project Manager – Solhaus Tower Apartment Building, 75 Units, $8.4 Million – Delivered in 7 Months. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
  • Project Engineer – Solhaus Apartment Building, 75 Units, $10.2 Million – Superfund cleanup site with numerous sources of public funding.  Building construction was completed in 8 months.
August 2009 to June 2010  
EstimatorKellington ConstructionMinneapolis, MN

Prepared estimates and proposals for Commercial Carpentry bid packages on public and private projects.  Bid packages including: General Construction, Rough and Finish Carpentry, Wood Framing, Doors & Hardware, and Division 10 Specialties scopes of work.

June 2005 to April 2009  
Project ManagerAmcon ConstructionEagan, MN

Managed design-build, co-development, construction management and general contracted projects from inception to completion.  Responsibilities included: team development, design coordination, quality control, safety planning, estimating and scheduling.

  • Managed over $20 Million of construction in retail, office, senior living, warehouse/industrial, tenant improvement and religious market sectors.
  • Coordinated value engineering and negotiated subcontracts to save $1 million on a church project design to meet the clients $4.2 Million project budget.
February 2005 to June 2005  
Construction CoordinatorLennar CorporationWayzata, MN

Provided site supervision for a new housing development community in Maple Grove, MN.  Day-to-day activities included site safety, subcontractor coordination, scheduling, client construction progress meetings, site tours, and quality control.

Iowa State UniversityCollege of EngineeringAmes, IA

B.S. Construction Engineering, Building Emphasis

Graduated: December 2004

Hill-Murray High SchoolMaplewood, MN

Graduated: May 2000

Computer Skills:
• Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Project
• PlanGrid
• Procore & Submittal Exchange
• Timberline
• Textura
• SureTrak & P3
Industry & Client References – Available Upon Request