With more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Ricardo was Director of Construction, Project Manager, and managed the insurance claims department for a large general contracting company prior to joining J.S. Held. Ricardo has directed many non-insurance related construction jobs, which included creating bid packages, obtaining competitive bids, preparing & executing contracts, and overseeing the project from start to finish.
He has experience in residential and light commercial property damage reconstruction estimation for water, fire, wind, and hurricane losses. Assignments have included single and multi-family residential homes, high end homes, hospital, commercial retail space and restaurants.
Ricardo’s experience includes performing inspection of damages, developing scope of work, cost estimating, schedule creation, negotiating and contract signing, and oversight of all aspects of project. He also performed work related to new construction and remodeling/renovation for residential and light commercial projects.
During Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne in 2004, Ricardo worked within the Warranty Department of a Large Home Builder to investigate and localize building defects that caused or were exacerbated by hurricane wind driven damages within a residential setting.