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Vice President/GM - Gunite - Florida

Location:  Orlando, FL, US, 32805
Company:  Preferred Materials - Concrete


Job ID:  126606


Preferred Materials, Inc., is part of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, gunite, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees.  We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


Position Overview

Lead and direct all aspects of estimating, construction operations, customer relationships and new business development in both Florida & California.  Primary responsibility is to ensure effective execution of company operational performance and growth strategy.  Competency requirements include business acumen, customer focus, developing direct reports, drive for results, strategic agility and building effective teams.  The preferred candidate can lead and motivate within a safe team environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Promote a safe working culture for all employees; Working with safety and field personnel to minimize risk and increase safety for employees, at all times.
  • Manage Gunite construction services and operations to achieve safety, performance, and financial success.
  • Oversee the administrative support for these operations.
  • Ensure that all federal, state and local laws concerning safety, environment and other applicable areas are adhered to.
  • Drive operational performance and improvements to meet or exceed company and divisional goals.
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Lead team in personal performance management, construction operational improvements, training and development, succession planning, and effective recruiting and hiring
  • Work with Company President to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies.
  • Provide leadership and direction in sales and marketing efforts resulting in maximum product sales, meeting or exceeding customer expectations, and driving maximum profitability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business Administration, or other related discipline preferred, and/or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills and abilities. 



  • 8-10 years of increasing responsibilities within pool construction management or similar duties within the industry.  DOT experience is beneficial.
  • Experience in managing and directing large teams/employees running pool or gunite projects from beginning to end; estimating, operations, managing sub-contractors, etc. 
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Experience creating, working within and/or administering an assigned budget.
  • High standard of ethics, integrity, and trust.
  • Strong work ethic and high standards for safety in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving and receiving feedback.



  • Knowledge and understanding of functional areas within the company.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exemplary oral/written communication skills.
  • Strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and ability to present themselves professionally.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Moderate travel required; must be willing to work in or travel to other locations as needed.
  • Must be available as needed during non-traditional work hours.
  • Must be able to work independently and with groups.
  • Must be able to work under time constraints as needed.
  • Ability to communicate with civic leaders and local, state, and national policy makers.


What Oldcastle Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle Materials South Division is a part of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., the third-largest aggregates and ready mixed concrete producer, and the number one asphalt producer in the United States.  The South Division consists of three regions:  Appalachian Materials, Midsouth Materials & Preferred Materials. The Preferred Materials Region includes: Preferred Materials Asphalt & Construction, Preferred Materials Concrete & Building Products, and Conrad Yelvington Distributors.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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