Al Diaz

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Carpenter

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Skills

  • Laser & Optical Transit Layout
  • Concrete Form Work
  • Drywall Mechanic  (radiuses, complex framing, acoustical, sound proofing, isolation systems)
  • Cabinet Making & Millwork
  • Drafting/Mechanical Drawing
  • Electrical Wiring Installation
  • Restaurant Construction
  • Bilingual – Spanish & English

Experience

Dawson Associates – New York, NY 2009 – Present

Lead Carpenter

  • Work on all aspects of restaurant construction from start to finish.
  • Assemble prefabricated modular stainless steel framed bar systems.
  • Bourgeois Pig – Carroll Gardens
  • Gin Palace – East Village
  • Jane’s Sweet Buns – St. Mark’s Place

Independent Sub Contractor – New York, NY & Long Island, NY 2004 – 2008

  • Deck building, Planter boxes
  • Roof/Rafter Framing
  • Window, Door, Tin Ceiling & Cornice Installations

Krozier Art Movers – New York, NY 2001 – 2002

Crate Builder/Carpenter

  • Built engineered crates for traveling art collections (including MOMA).
  • Created weather & shock proof cases for shipping priceless works of art.

Art In Motion – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 2001 – 2002

Crate Builder/Carpenter

  • Worked on crates for shipping sculpture pieces.

City Cabinet – New York, NY 1999 – 2004

Draftsmen/Troubleshooter

  • Made visits to measure and survey site conditions.
  • Drew up plan & elevation views for designer.
  • Created shop drawings of each unit for fabrication.
  • Oversaw design, fabrication & installation of custom
  • Stainless steel countertops, backsplashes & cabinets.
  • Repaired, altered, replaced & disassembled finished residential kitchens.

Sanba Inc. [Interior Design & Construction] – New York, New York 1994 to 1996, 2001

Finish Carpenter

  • Installed doors, trim & hardware, etc. on very high-end residential renovations;
  • Worked closely with architect on projects requiring a skilled & diverse tradesman with an artistic eye

Campbell Construction – New York, New York 1990 to 1993

Layout Carpenter

  • Worked on high-end renovations including Keith Richards’ (Rolling Stones) triplex in Silk Building.
  • Worked extensively with optical transit for layout, ceilings, benchmarks, pulling radiuses, etc.

Restaurant Construction Experience

WaveDancer Inc., Nation Builders, Metro Food Service Inc. – New York 1988 to 2000

Leadman for Companies Specializing In Building Restaurants

  • Alphabet Lounge – Avenue C, New York
  • Creme Cafe – 2nd Avenue, New York
  • Lox Around The Clock – 6th Ave., New York
  • Kitchen Club – Prince Street, New York
  • Cal’s – West 21st Street, New York
  • Barrollo – West Broadway, New York
  • Le Gemelle – Grand Street, New York

Foreman Experience

Qualitex Construction – New York, New York 1985 to 1987

  • Managed 10 Carpenters and 8 Laborers on Commercial Drywall Projects

Sound One Inc. – New York, New York 1987 to 1988

Managed 8 Carpenters and 4 Laborers on Large Sound Control Project

  • Built small theaters and sound effect environments for film industry

Education

1998, Certificate of Completion, Study of Electricity
“Tres Bocas” Hydro-Electric Plant – Utuado, Puerto Rico

1980-83, Cabinetry Apprenticeship, Andres Mannik Woodworking – New York, New York