ROEL SCHOOTMAN



HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Senior Designer in kitchens, fine cabinetry, design, bathrooms, laundry & mud rooms, office, library, entertainment centres, closets & dressing rooms, outdoor kitchens and custom furniture.

  • Project manager in kitchen and bathroom renovations.

  • Design, pricing, sales, project management, production orders, purchase orders, scheduling, overseeing installation and customer service.

  • Strong communication skills, and extensive experience in design and sales.

  • Proficiency in a wide variety of computer programs: 20-20 Kitchen Design, Auto Cad, Sketchup, Lotus 123, Open Office, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, Internet Explorer, MS PowerPoint, Quicken, Money, Web Publishing, MS Windows, MS DOS 6.2 and computer maintenance.

  • Expert in 20-20 Kitchen Design Catalog Creation for accurate project pricing and design.

  • Author of spreadsheet application for daily use for pricing projects in the kitchen cabinet industry.

  • Web Page design.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Principal/ Senior Design Consultant

Koel Kitchens and Design

Design and Sales, Retail and Builders

UrbanHaus Kitchens, Vancouver, BC

Design and Sales, Retail and Builders

Merit Kitchens and Renovations, Vancouver, BC

Design and Sales, Retail and Builders

Merit Kitchens and Renovations, Richmond, BC

Design and Sales, Retail and Builders

Merit Kitchens and Renovations, Vancouver, BC

Design and Sales, Builders

Merit Kitchens, Richmond, BC

Design and Sales, Multi Family Projects

Merit Kitchens 86th Ave. Cabinetry, Richmond, BC

Design and Sales, Builders

Merit Kitchens, Richmond, BC

Design and Sales, Builders

Crestwood Cabinets, Richmond, BC

Design and Sales, Builders

Citation Cabinets, Richmond, BC

Contractor and Project Manager

R & S Construction Ltd., Vancouver, BC (Partnership)

March 2008 – present


April 2006 – March 2008


November 2001 - April 2006


April 1999 - September 2001


February 1997 - April 1999


August 1995 - January 1997


April 1991 - August 1995


July 1985 - March 1991


July 1982 - July 1985


June 1979 - June 1982


June 1977 - May 1979



EDUCATION

Design Fundamentals

Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC

Beyond the Basic Kitchen: Advanced Design

NKBA by Jim Krengle of Minnesota, USA

Sales Training and Personal Development

Merit Kitchens, Surrey, BC

Sales Training and Personal Development

VANSEC, UBC, BC

Framing and Construction

BC Vocational School, Burnaby, BC

Drafting

Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC

March - May 1998


January 16, 1991


August 1985


September - Dec. 1979


September - December 1974


September 1970 - May 1971



CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION

Advanced Appliance Course, NKBA

2010 Sub-Zero/Wolf Designer Training, Madison, Wisconsin

Kitchen Design with Cooking in Mind, NKBA

2005 Viking Designer Training, Greenwood, Mississippi

SieMatic Plant Tour, Löhne, Germany

Kitchen & Bath Sales Course, NKBA

Theme Design Course, NKBA

Top Gun Professional Selling Course, Top Gun

Phone-Power Course, TransCanada Telephone System

December 7, 2010

July 15, 2010

May 26, 2010

October 26-29, 2005

October 17-18, 2005

May 13, 2003

May 12, 2003

June 13, 1988

January 29, 1980



VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

Executive Board Member, Secretary (1 yr.), Treasurer (8 yrs.),

President (3 yrs.), VP Strategic Planning.

National Kitchen & Bath Association - BC Chapter

Blood Donor, Canadian Blood Services (over 55 donations)

Host for House Tours, Vancouver Heritage Home Foundation

Road Marshall, Tour de Delta

Road Marshall, Tour de White Rock

Manager of Men's Rec-Ice Hockey, South Delta, BC

Director in children's books, BBB Publications, Surrey, BC

Scouter, Scouts Canada, 3rd Boundary Bay, South Delta, BC

1999 – 2011



Mid 60's – Present

2009 – Present

2012 – Present

2012 – Present

1988 – Present

1997 – 2002

1990 - 1993


HOBBIES

Woodworking, Renovating, Computers, Internet, Cycling, Ice Hockey, Hiking, Swimming, Photography, Tinkering and Repair, Camping, Travelling, Reading and Desktop Publishing