Construction Manager Cover Letter

Ryan needed a cover letter that showcased his ability to work on projects of a large scale and scope and consistently complete projects on-time and on-budget. In addition, Ryan is LEED certified, an important distinction in the construction industry. Ryan had a knack for containing costs and doing more with less, which was also noted in the cover letter.


265 Tremont Street • Staten Island, NY 10310 • Cell: 646-849-2603 •

May 26, 2010

Jonathan Milan, VP-Staffing Solutions
PLR Staffing
2250 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, NY 10025

Dear Mr. Milan:

After successfully project managing construction and restoration initiatives for the Turner National Golf Course and Turner Corporate Plaza for the past five years, I am now seeking new challenges with another enterprising organization in need of someone with exceptional build/design, supervisory, and budgeting skills.

Credited with significantly impacting bottom-line profitability, I excel at maintaining a tight schedule and paying particular attention to sequencing during all construction projects. A partial listing of my key contributions to the Turner organization is detailed below.

  • Grew construction contract 500% from four-building renovation project to renovation of seven estate buildings, five ground-up buildings, a six-lane competition swimming pool, four tennis courts, a water treatment plant, sporting clays, extensive underground piping, and another 18-hole course.
  • Met all construction deadlines 100% of the time by proactively maintaining close communications with owner, architect, super, and subcontractors.
  • Leveraged knowledge acquired through LEED Professional certification process to engineer a ground-up water treatment plant that exceeded environmental standards for water safety.
  • Reduced construction budgets by millions of dollars without sacrificing quality by recommending cost efficient design changes and closely monitoring subcontractors.
  • Decreased time spent waiting for building permits exponentially by fostering authentic relationships with town building departments and town boards and adhering to their standards.
  • Eliminated need for eight project managers by streamlining processes and reducing redundancies.
  • Halved costs associated with Turner Corporate Plaza restoration project by effectively negotiating with subcontractors and finishing project three months ahead of schedule.

Over my 15 year career, I have been privileged to partner with numerous high-end architectural firms including Davis & Smith, Ian Porter Associates, Gallard & Previ, and P. Smith Design and I've received international recognition for my work in Architectural Digest and House & Gardens. My previous experiences as president of my own architectural woodwork construction company has shaped my work ethic and contributed to my ability to maintain the owner's perspective with every budgetary decision.

I know that I can add similar value to another construction industry leader and would welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications in more detail. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.


Ryan Saunders


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In addition to this cover letter sample, check these great writing tips:

In the beginning, describe your general background in the construction field. It can include the information about your course work in material handling, training and industry specific safety.
Describe your specialization in this field. There are different professions in this field. You can describe whether you are a carpenter, a plumbing technician or an electrical specialist.
Most jobs in construction field require certification and licensing for handling particular machinery. If you hold these necessary certifications, you need to highlight them. Highlight these special achievements if the targeted company demands these requirements.
In the letter body, brief your skills and explain to the employer how these skills can be an asset to the company. If you had training in surveying, you can tell the employer how you can provide onsite surveying and heavy machinery expertise at a time.
End your letter by stating how your past work experience can help you in your prospective work. Brief the synopsis of the job responsibilities you handled in the past and explain how it can integrate in new position.

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