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JIM BLUME

1700 66th St. N 104-145,
St. Petersburg,
FL 33710
C: 727.401.4070 | info@blumestone.com

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE

As a Mechanical Engineer, I find it tremendously rewarding to solve problems previously thought impossible. As a Certified General Contractor, it is rewarding to build your dreams, whether it is a commercial construction job for your business and investments or your home to find respite at the end of your day. With over 20 years of experience in all phases of renovation, facilities design, construction, and maintenance; my work incorporates a Cal Poly Engineering degree, an MBA from the University of Florida, and a Certified General Contractor’s license. As a seasoned professional, if you require construction services, give us a call; we enjoy bringing our skills to help you build your dreams.

SKILL HIGHLIGHTS

Uniquely bringing a Mechanical Engineering background alongside a General Contractor License allows for a great relationship with Clients, Architects and Engineers. Hands-on experience over the past 20 years includes; Energy Efficiency Leadership experience of jobs ranging from $30,000 to $30 Million.

– Academically Educated
– Biodynamic Efforts
– Residential Builds and Renovations
– Commercial Builds and Renovations

CORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Youngest City Executive in Texas (Waco, TX)
  • State of Texas Governor’s Award Key to the City of Waco, TX
  • Tau Beta Pi; top 5% of Engineers
  • Air Force Service
  • $10M Condominium Project on Cocoa Beach
  • Building the Town Hall for the City of Altamonte & West Melbourne
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Attraction Conversion
  • Developed a successful 10-year “Integrated Facility Plan” at Walt Disney World
  • Hundreds of Hotel to Apartment rooms conversions

              • Partners in Excellence (Disney’s highest achievement award) 1999
              • School Board of Brevard County Construction Achievement Award
              • West Melbourne City Hall – Building Award – Built to LEED Certification
              • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
              • American Public Works Association
              • Add-on flame elements and interior renovations for Smokey Bones Restaurant
              • Gymnasiums and sports facilities for Congregations and Schools

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006 to Current

Manager, Construction Engineer
Blume Construction, Orlando to St. Petersburg, FL

Provide Construction Engineering Consulting, Project Management Consulting, and General Contracting Services to Public and Private Sector Markets.

Provide Construction Engineering Consulting, Project Management Consulting, and General Contracting Services to Public and Private Sector Markets.

Services include: Design-Build; Church Gymnasium, High-End Residential, renovated over 80 homes in the City of St. Pete targeted areas, Sports Facilities, Multi-Tenant Construction Projects, and Single Family Home Construction. Restaurant Additions/ Renovations, Fire Stations, Police Stations, City Halls, Public Works Facilities, School Expansions. Infrastructure projects; Portable Water plant component construction, wastewater plant component construction, force mains, lift stations, retention ponds, and stormwater collection and distribution systems.

Notable projects include; Grace Lutheran Gymnasium, Salon Color Bar, The Wooden Rooster Cafe, Nueva Cantina Restaurant (formerly Pollo Gallo), Smokey Bones Restaurants, City of West Melbourne City Hall, City of Altamont Springs Public Annex, City of Melbourne Fire Administration Building and Fire Station 71. A 30,000 Sq Ft. Aircraft Hanger and Runway, Historic Court House facility, and much more.

2004 to 2006

Director, Southeast Operations
Production Resource Group (PRG) Orlando, FL 

Lead the South East Division of Production Resource Group – the largest Entertainment Technology Provider in the World. PRG provides Lighting, Audio, Scenic and Labor for large scale special events including; Super Bowl, Grammy’s, MTV’s Music Video Awards and Large Concert Events – Madonna, Rolling Stones, Eagles, U2, and Cold Play.

Reported to the President of PRG
Constructed Several Scenic Venues performed – Disney Parade Enhancement, Cinderella’s Castle Show, Nickelodeon Show Elements,Paramount Parks Christmas Show and many others.

1999 to 2004

Manager, Facilities Engineering
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Theme Park

Lead the Engineering Services Department comprised of 100 plus employees that consisted of artists, skilled craftsman, planners, schedulers and salaried leaders to maintain the facilities and aesthetics for Walt Disney World -Magic Kingdom.

Functions include: Coached the proactive facility team in day to day maintenance, preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, for the entire Magic Kingdom Complex, Ensured our system data was current and accurate, Managed Department Budget ($16M)

Managed Magic Kingdoms A&E resources as well as helped outsource Design and Engineering needs, Recruited and Managed a network of Contractors and Sub-Contractors to achieve and accomplish the goals and objectives of Senior management, Rotational Park Duty Manager, trained to handle all operations of the park as well as handle specific guests issues and emergency situations,Notable projects: Space Mountain Ride System Upgrade, Fantasy Land Improvements, Big Thunder Mountain Rehab, Pirates of the Caribbean Rehab, Adventureland improvements – Alladin and Area Development, Philharmarnic,Small World Rehab, Cinderella’s Castle Rehab, Stitches Great Escape, Crystal Palace Major Renovation, Confectionary Rehab, Emporium Expansion, Main Street Café Rehab, and Out Door Foods Facility, Ultimately all projects were managed to promote the Goal of making the improvements the best guest experience in the family entertainment industry.

EDUCATION

1994 – 2001

MBA
University of Florida -Gainesville, FL
General Contractor License
with additional certifications; Certified Underground Utility License;Excavation Contractor, CUC Advanced MOT (Traffic Management for roadwork), Certified OSHA Safety Rep., Confined Space Certification (Lift Station work)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
California Polytechnic University -San Luis Obispo, CA

INTERESTS

Spending time with Family; Water Skiing, Playing Soccer, Hobby Farming

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MANDY BLUME

1700 66th St. N 104-145,
St. Petersburg,
FL 33710
C: 727.401.4070 | info@blumestone.com

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE

There is never a dull moment renovating homes for over 20 years with my husband.  After the complicated birth of our first son, I became a creative seeker of true health. Today, it is important for us to build with less toxins, optimal energy efficiency, and the right elements of fun. As I continue course work in the health industry, our construction business evolves to incorporate a great balance of; fun, clean, and green, along with the wonderful design and build of construction.

SKILL HIGHLIGHTS

Academically Educated
Biodynamic Efforts
Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Residential Renovation Design

CORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

              • Partner with Jim Blume building biodynamic homes and businesses
              • Author of best seller, “Real Food Recovery” a cookbook with beneficial recipes created from published studies
              • Volunteer for local orphanage and Foster Group Homes writing menus and weekly education classes on healthy food choices
              • Selected to be on a 6-member team for Destination Disney, Orlando, FL
              • Leadership Instructor, Baylor University, Waco, TX

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003 to 2019

Owner with husband, Jim Blume   Orlando – St. Petersburg, Florida

Manager St. Petersburg, FL  Communication with clients and employees to achieve the desired results for the home or business.

Services: Research cleaner design materials, design, procurement, and employee compensation.

Projects include; Smokey Bones Restaurants, City of West Melbourne City Hall, Residential Homes, Rental Homes, Salon Color Bar, The Wooden Rooster, and more.

Functional Nutritional Therapists and Founder of Real Food Recovery, a nonprofit organization helping foster kids. Work closely with foster kids in an effort to optimize health despite difficult predicaments.

2000 to 2003

Destination Disney Cast, Walt Disney World,  Orlando, FL

A creative and diverse task team of 6 – 12 employees selected to research and recommend the best way to keep good employees; which included health offerings, compensation, benefits, and intangibles.

EDUCATION

1994-current

Traditional Food Chef 
Weston A Price Chapter Leader 
Nutrition Response Testing
Clearwater, FL
Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Nutritional Therapy Association

Bachelor of Science California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

INTERESTS

Spending time with Family; Water Skiing, Music, Good Food, Hobby Farming