Steven A. Ratner has been a Licensed Florida General Contractor (CGC045336) since 1989. He earned his B. S. in Construction Management from the school of engineering and applied sciences in 1986 from Florida International University. Steven was elected to Outstanding Young Men of America as well as accepted into Phi Kappa Phi & Sigma Lambda Chi. He holds a 30 hour OSHA card.
Self driven with extensive and diversified experience in 1986: including millions of square feet in construction management, supervision and estimating; from small to large scale projects; residential, commercial, historical renovations, tenant build-outs, industrial and VA Hospitals. Complete project estimating of multi-family and multi-million dollar single family residences ranging from production units through custom villas. Designed and directed all option upgrades, purchasing and estimating processes to control construction schedules while increasing profits. Has a professional reputation for focusing on quality and employee enthusiasm through sound leadership and engineering practices resulting in increased profits. Designed estimating spread sheets, formatted job cost controls, negotiated and tracked materials and labor cost to increase overall profits.
Operational & Management Experience:
Managed and developed construction business for successful commercial & residential projects. Directed and/or performed operations including estimating, bidding, contract negotiation, administration, quality control, scheduling, and labor relations. Secured key vendor partnerships to ensure optimum output/productivity meeting and exceeding all project requirements. Set up and maintained computers, payroll, taxes, bonding, corporate accounting & finance. Consistently improved safety standards to meet or exceed OSHA and other regulatory compliance standards.
Ten years of hands on and total plant management for production manufacturing which has included production, custom millwork and auto assembly plant. Projects were shipped and or installed nationally and internationally. Responsible for the quality of all outer panel assemblies from the process of stamping to assembling vehicles for Mitsubishi Motors as well as maintaining robotic equipment and line cycle time. Lead Outer Panel area in ISO 9000 – 9001 setup and confirmation.
Irving Ratner (Steven's grandfather) started Lamtron Industries in 1955 in Miami, Florida. Lamtron Industries manufactured hotel and restaurants millwork, case goods and seating. After retiring in 1973, Michael Ratner (Steven's father) started R Industries to continue the family tradition of quality custom furniture and case goods for the commercial world. It was natural then that Steven Ratner started at a very young age as shown in the picture and has kept the family tradition for quality services for over 65 years now!