“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”

– Napoleon Hill

Designing Dreams, Managing Realities

To achieve anything in life you must first get your feet wet. You have to dive in and take a chance on a new game plan. Don’t get caught up in analysis paralysis and be too unwilling to make a move. You must venture new paths to obtain success. I do not embrace excuses. I only embrace solutions. I am a problem solver. I hack into peoples’ situations and problems and find their system’s vulnerabilities. I find the weak points and flaws, and I attempt to solve the problem with a recommended solution. Don’t let things get out of control. I can help.

Primary Practice Areas

Millwork Shop Office Services

With over 24 years in experience working in the millwork industry I have gained a vast knowledge of everything pertaining to cabinet and millwork construction materials and construction methods, design technology, pricing, project management requirements and shop processes. I have worked mainly inside the office environment in shops and remote working, and I spent a long time as project manager coordinating fabrication details with shop employees. I know the industry inside and out. I focus mainly now on providing project management to the Millwork Drafting Services business I own. And I’m also planning to release my own millwork estimating and project mangement software in the coming months.  

Web Design, Graphics and Branding

I have been working on web site design and development for 9 years. I use my creativity and artistic skills combined with business knowledge of marketing and branding to provide the best quality designs I can imagine. I design all my own personal web sites, and I have had dozens over the years learning all aspects of the web design process, from logo designs to content creation, front end wire framing and design processes, to working with teams of back end developers to assist me with coding of advanced systems that were beyond my personal skillset. I also work with dozens of industry professionals, and I am able to act as a project manager on any type of design or development projects to develop a high quality end product.

System Implementation

To implement a new system you must have a team of “wanters.” Everybody wants something and needs something. You must first collaborate and motivate the team to want to achieve success. Motivation is a key element to effectively implementing any new system.

Process Improvement

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. You must implement a tracking system to define and control problems. Process improvement is about analyzing and improving upon what is already in place. To be successful you must focus on continuous improvement.

Project Management

A project is a temporary endeavor to create a unique product, service or result. You must first define the project’s scope and resources, and a project has a defined beginning and end in time. What is your project? What is your goal you would like to achieve?

Education

University of Metaphysics in Association with the University of Sedona | https://universityofmetaphysics.com | Online | From April 2023 to Present

Area of Study/Major: Doctor of Metaphysical Science, Msc.D

Area of Study/Major: Doctor of Metaphysical Psychology, Mpsy.D

Southern New Hampshire University | https://www.snhu.edu/ | Online | From Sept 2012 to Oct 2016

Area of Study/Major: Master of Business Administration in Project Management

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

DeVry University | https://www.devry.edu/ | Online | From Sept 2005 to Oct 2007

Area of Study/Major: Bachelor of Science in Technical Management

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh | https://www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA | From June 2002 to Sept 2003

Area of Study/Major: Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Product Design

Left University due to work/life/school balance issues at a young age. Decided to pursue other opportunities.

ITT Technical Institute | https://itt-tech.info/ | Monroeville, PA | From Sept 1999 to Sept 2001

Area of Study/Major: Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Computer-Aided Drafting

Cumulative GPA: 3.8

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Contact our up-and-coming professional team at Millwork Drafting Services, where our skilled draftsmen transform your visions into detailed, CAD-rendered plans, elevations, sections and details that leave nothing to chance. With a keen eye for precision and a deep understanding of industry standards, construction materials and fabrication methods, we ensure your millwork components are fabricated to perfection. 

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As a passionate and creative professional, I firmly believe that the perfect blend of web design, graphics, and branding is the key to unlocking the full potential of any marketing strategy. These three elements work in perfect harmony to captivate your audience, convey your unique brand identity, and drive real results. Graphic Design is the foundation upon which all great marketing is built. Contact me and my team at SpiderTeams and I will assist in taking your web design, development and marketing projects to new heights.

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Work Experience

CEO/Web Designer | Spider Teams, LLC | https://spiderteams.com.com | Pittsburgh, PA | From January 2016 to Present

Graphic designs and web designs | Marketing materials | Content Writing | Web site mockups | WordPress front end developer | Coordinates with back-end and full-stack developers | Coordinates with marketing professions for SEO and SMM | Designs advertising content | Maintains accounts payable and receivables | Tracks business expenses | Prime decision maker | Controls costs and operations | Business planning

Owner/Project Manager  | Millwork Drafting Services | https://millworkdraftingservices.com | Pittsburgh, PA | From September 2023 to Present

Manages millwork drafting projects and coordinates between customers and drafting/design teams | Marketing and sales | Maintains web site | Customer Services | Reviews project design and specifications to determine project requirements | Reviews shop drawings for construction detail quality prior to submittals | Offerings suggestions on engineering and design | Submits RFIs

Owner/Lead Estimator | Millwork Estimating Services | https://millworkestimatingservices.com | Indiana, PA | From May 2018 to February 2024 (Closed 2024)

Estimates woodworking projects using Planswift, Bluebeam and Alliance Millsoft, Excel and Google Sheets | Coordinates with customers | Estimates projects from $5K to $4Mil | Coordinates labor rate setup for each customer | Reviews plans and specs | Tracks projects in Excel and Monday.com | Develop custom reporting | Cost analysis | Business consulting

Estimator, Project Manager, Engineering Manager | Master Woodcraft Corp. | https://master-woodcraft.com | Washington, PA | From Feb 2009 to May 2018

Managed a team of three draftsman  |  Produced shop drawings using AutoCAD | Checked subordinate drawings | Project coordination | Project Management | Prepared project estimates | Prepared takeoffs | Prepared submittal packages | Prepared preliminary budgets | Evaluated project costs | Requested proposals from vendors | Requests for information | Coordinated on-site work | Prepared LEED documents | Led the FSC program for office | Outsourced shop drawings | Prepared change order requests | Implemented new estimating system | Implemented new project management system | Utilized Planswift | Utilized Alliance Millsoft

President | Wood Trade Services LLC | Washington, PA | From Oct 2014 to Jan 2018

Provided shop drawing services  |  Developed reality capture drawings | Provided estimating services | Provided project management services | Developed a project management web-app using WordPress | Analyzed cost data | Developed a system for analyzing woodwork project costs using Microsoft Excel

President, Drafter | Dynamic Drafting Services | Bridgeville, PA | From Mar 2008 to Sept 2013

Subcontractor that prepared casework/millwork shop drawings for architectural millwork shops | Worked with 10 different customers on an ongoing basis while maintaining full-time employment | Ran projects efficiently | Determined project scope and requirements | Produced drawings in AutoCAD| Tracked receivables and accurately tracked and controlled expenses | Discontinued this business when beginning to earn a Master’s degree in Project Management

Draftsman | Allegheny Millwork | https://www.alleghenymillwork.com | Lawrence, PA | From Feb 2008 to Feb 2009

Produced submittal casework drawings using AutoCAD | Determined project scope/requirements | Evaluated specifications | Reviewed quotations, takeoffs and architectural drawings | Submitted RFIs to project management and customers | Met with sales, estimating, and project management to coordinate information | Assisted shop employees with problem-solving

Drafter, Jr. Engineer | The Anthony Galluzzo Corporation | Londonderry, NH | From Mar 2007 to Feb 2008

Produced submittal casework drawings using AutoCAD | Determined project scope/requirements | Evaluated specifications | Reviewed quotations, takeoffs and architectural drawings | Submitted RFIs to project management and customers | Met with sales, estimating and project management to coordinate information | Assisted shop employees with problem-solving | Developed dynamic blocks | Implemented new drafting tools and system

Drafter, Detailer | PolyVision | https://www.polyvision.com | Dixonville, PA | From Nov 2000 to Feb 2007

Produced submittal casework drawings using AutoCAD | Determined project scope/requirements | Evaluated specifications | Reviewed quotations, takeoffs and architectural drawings | Submitted RFIs to project management and customers | Met with sales, estimating and project management to coordinate information | Released drawings to shop for fabrication | Created cutlists and edgebanding reports, material and hardware summary reports | Produced DXF files for CNC machining | Assisted shop employees with fabrication questions and problem-solving | Pulled stock from inventory and issued purchase orders

Primary Strengths

These are David’s primary qualities and strengths.

  • Analytical
  • Artistic
  • Intuitive
  • Problem Solver

Honor Society

The National Society of Leadership and Success | https://www.nsls.org

 

Software Toolbox

Quickbooks Proficiency

Intermediate Knowledge

AutoCAD Proficiency

Advanced Knowledge

Wordpress Proficiency

Expert Knowledge

HTML Proficiency

Advanced Knowledge

CSS Proficiency

Basic Knowledge

Figma Proficiency

Basic Knowledge

Microsoft Word Proficiency

Advanced Knowledge

Microsoft Excel Proficiency

Expert Knowledge

Photoshop Proficiency

Advanced Knowledge

Adobe Express Proficiency

Advanced Knowledge

Canva Proficiency

Expert Knowledge

Adobe Acrobat Proficiency

Expert Knowledge

Alliance Millsoft Proficiency

Expert Knowledge

Planwift Proficiency

Expert Knowledge

Bluebeam Proficiency

Basic Knowledge

Monday Proficiency

Advanced Knowledge

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