Richard J. Vichas

P.O. Box 4131 Hartford, CT 06103

______________________________________________________________________________Professional Painting Mechanic / Cosmetic Enhancement Specialist with Extensive Experience in Construction & Diversified Painting applications, Cosmetic Enhancements, Restorations & Renovations, Business Administration / Customer Service / Leadership skills, Time Management, Computer skills & Excellent Work Ethics. Seeks a Professional Painting, Cosmetic Enhancement position.

Work History

Advanced Coatings –Supervisor, Lead Painter, Cosmetic Enhancement Specialist: Responsibilities included a wide variety of Diversified Painting, Cosmetic Enhancement applications, restorations & renovation procedures including: All aspects of Interior & Exterior custom painting, staining on High End Homes & in a high volume, production environment. In depth knowledge of various woods, substrates, applications, basic carpentry, sheetrock installations, very extensive taping, mudding, sanding, textured, knockdown & smooth ceiling finishes, repairs, extensive skim coating, Cabinet finishing, refinishing, HVLP & airless spray painting methods, brush and roll applications, stains, lacquers, latex enamels, alkyds, conversion varnishes, White wash, Multi-Spec, Polymix, various decorative finishes, stain killing, priming, caulking, two-part epoxy security sealants etc. (Very High end Residential applications.) .

Proprietor & Working Supervisor –Almighty Touch Contractor’s : Responsibilities included all aspects of home & Commercial construction, cosmetic enhancements and a wide array of diversified painting applications: Interior & Exterior painting, staining, prep work, architectural & Industrial coatings: epoxies, primers, dry fall, Multi-spec, Polymix, white wash, conversion varnishes, lacquers, tongue oils, polyurethanes, latex & alkyds, primers, paints and stains, knock down finishes, textured & smooth ceiling repairs. Managed all jobs: including diversified restoration projects, carpentry renovations & demolitions, marble, ceramic & prefinished flooring installations, drywall Installations, electrical and plumbing installations, deck and patio installations. Work, change orders, supply management, scheduling, purchasing and service operations. Administered quality workmanship, products, service agreements, sales, employee supervision, payroll, blue print and accounting records.

Managed and administered quality control / customer service to a broad customer base including high end residential home owners, Foxwoods Casino, Wesleyan University, United Technologies, ITT Hartford Insurance Company, Texaco Petroleum Corp. City of Middletown Adult Education Center, Apple Bee Restaurants, Outback Steak House Restaurants, Gator Restaurants and more.

U.S. Army Reserves & U.S Army Active Duty – 76Y Supply Specialist & 12B Combat Engineer Responsibilities entailed: Business, administrative and military operations, supply management & quality control on an enormous scale, including scheduling combat vehicles and weapons, weapons service, maintenance, heavy equipment, supply orders, shipping & receiving for a very large inventory of highly sensitive and specialized equipment and related parts. Supervised & instructed a staff of 12 other military personnel with the supply management, accounting and administrative process. Managed quarterly budgets while supervising and supporting four other attached companies. Consistently met deadlines in a multi-tasking environment, requiring a very high degree of readiness and rapid response. (Received multiple commendation and achievement medals / awards for exceptional and honorable service above and beyond.)

Communication Skills Excellent listening skills and positive attitude with a very good understanding and commitment to employer / customer / employee positions, relations gained through successful experience with working in diversified sectors. (Able to understand, read & write Spanish as a second language obtained through my military tenure.)

Leadership Skills Strong leadership, team player skills, quality control, work ethics, customer service, time management skills developed through successful military service, corporate service and as a working supervisor of a small business. Proven ability to handle multiple priorities successfully while accomplishing objectives on time.

Connecticut Paint & Thermal Coating is located at 147 Elm Street Thomaston, CT 06787

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