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Kyle Schaver


Lowell, MI

(708) 220-0087

I am a 32 year old Carpenter with 14 years of experience in the field and in the shop for residential and commercial applications. I am a creative problem solver with an aptitude for design and aesthetics. I am confident in my abilities, and take great pride in my chosen trade. Given the opportunity, I am a strong leader and have experience managing, mentoring, and training fellow employees. I have earned the respect of my former employers, coworkers and clients for my honesty, integrity and ability to manage conflict. I can walk the line of communicating effectively and professionally between clients, coworkers, and office staff. I am safety conscious and concerned with maintaining a clean work environment especially when working in a clients home. I am experienced in working on multiple projects, and producing under tight deadlines, with excellent time management skills. I have been complimented for my ability to react quickly in emergencies. I am a life long learner with a strong desire to learn as many new skills as possible.

Primary Skills:
- Using carpentry and woodworking tools safely and accurately
- Measuring and layout
- Geometry and trigonometry
- Interpreting and reading blueprints and shop drawings.
- Trim installation (base, shoe, casing, crown, chair rail, wainscot, etc.)
- Cabinet fabrication and installation
- Millwork fabrication and installation
- Window and door installation and repair (commercial and residential)
- Hardware installation and repair (commercial and residential)
- Project planning (cost and material estimation, logistics, scheduling, team management, etc.)
- Knowledge of materials and hardware commonly used in carpentry and millwork.
- Knowledge of OSHA safety guidelines
- Knowledge of building codes, standards and regulations
- Basic knowledge of engineering principals relating to construction
- Wood finishing
- Plastic lamination and veneering
- 3D and 2D CAD drafting
- 2D shop drawing production and dimensioning
- 2D CAM layout and toolpathing
- Operating and maintaining CNC routers
- Proficient with computers and with common office software (excel, photoshop/illustrator, turbocad, sketchup)

Secondary Skills:
- Rough Framing (wood and metal)
- Drywall repair, installation and taping
- Suspended ceiling repair and installation

- Stair cutting
- Flooring (wood, vinyl, ceramic, underlayment, etc.)
- Siding
- Roofing
- Demolition
- Painting
- Scaffold erection and safety
- Operating heavy machinery (skid steer, scissor lifts, boom lifts, forklifts)

Other Skills:
- Basic electrical repair and installation (circuits, switches, fixtures, breaker panels, low voltage)
- Basic plumbing repair and installation (PVC, copper soldering, galvanized pipe, gas lines, fixtures) - Basic HVAC repair and installation (gas furnaces, ductwork)
- Gasoline engine repair and maintenance
- Concrete formwork and finishing

- OSHA 10 hour safety training
- Scaffold user/erector certificate
- Powder actuated tools user certification - Certified forklift operator
- Fall hazard safety certification

Other info:
- Have drivers license
- Have own tools
- Clean Record
- Reliable transportation
- References provided by request

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience


Classic Millwork and Cabinets Inc. - Westmont, IL October 2018 to May 2019

Carpenter for a millwork and cabinetry shop.

Lead Carpenter/Fabricator

Ion Exhibits - Itasca, IL January 2017 to July 2018

Lead carpenter for a growing trade show exhibit and corporate interior company
Directly manage fabrication and production teams
Manage and improve communications between management and production teams Operating, maintaining and repairing a Multicam CNC router to cut wood, plastics, acrylics, and aluminum for custom builds

Use CAD/CAM software to draw and tool-path parts for custom builds
In charge of shop workflow, organizing, cleanliness, and general upkeep of the shop
Safely operate general woodworking tools and equipment such as table saws, band saws, jointers, routers, etc
Keeping inventory of commonly used materials
Researching and ordering hardware and materials for different applications
Assisting engineering team with planning, and research and development for custom builds Troubleshooting unforeseen problems that arise while staging exhibits
Finish painting
Familiar with AGAM and BeMatrix hardware
Building large wood shipping crates
Facilities maintenance, and improvement

Sign Maker

Sharp Mill Graphics - Tinley Park, IL September 2016 to January 2017

Part time position helping owner with setting up printers and other machinery, printing and cutting vinyl, and installing various types of signs.

Carpenter/ Owner

A&K Schaver Corporation (Schaver Woodshop) - Palos Park, IL January 2016 to January 2017

Started a small carpentry and woodworking company based in Palos Park, IL. Focusing on general carpentry, building furniture and cabinetry out of a home based workshop.


Keepsake Construction July 2015 to January 2016

General Carpentry

Project Foreman

R Brand Homes - Orland Park, IL June 2014 to July 2015

Lead project foreman for growing general contractor responsible for management and execution of home renovations from demolition to final punch list across multiple job sites

Manage scheduling and preparation of job sites for subcontractors

Anticipate potential obstacles and provide cost effective and time efficient solutions

Purchase materials, tools, and supplies necessary to complete projects efficiently and on budget

Use and maintain company vehicle

Journeyman Carpenter

Bulley & Andrews General Contractors - Orland Park, IL March 2008 to June 2014

General carpenter on high end residential and commercial projects in Chicagoland area including full build out on condos, schools, hospitals, and historical landmarks

Responsible for safety policy compliance and enforcement according to OSHA regulations

Construct and deconstruct temporary weather & fire protection, elevators and frame shelters

Prepare job site for subcontractors

Brand Promotion

Self employed - Palos Park, IL September 2013 to October 2013

Commissioned to design, build, and deliver free standing door displays for Perfetti Van Melle's Halloween 2013 Airheads brand promotion. Featured in Chicago's Thompson center, New York's Grand Central Station, and Boston's Penn Station.

Journeyman Carpenter

Walsh Construction Co. - Chicago, IL August 2007 to March 2008

Build structures including concrete forms for structural supports, scaffolds, stairs and temporary elevators and frame shelters in commercial buildings and high rises

Strip forms after concrete is poured


KDL Construction - Palos Park, IL July 2003 to August 2007

Performed general construction functions with a focus on residential rough framing, remodeling, additions, and custom trim and cabinetry.


Graphic Design

Westwood College of Technology - Woodridge, IL

2005 to 2006

High School

Chicago Christian High School - Palos Heights, IL

September 2001 to June 2005 Skills

carpentry (10+ years), using woodworking tools (10+ years), measuring (10+ years), layout (10+ years), geometry (10+ years), trigonometry (10+ years), Interpreting and reading blueprints and shop drawings. (10+ years), trim installation (10+ years), cabinet installation (10+ years), cabinet construction (5 years), millwork (10+ years), Window and door installation and repair (10+ years), Hardware installation and repair (10+ years), Project Planning (8 years), cost estimation (5 years),

scheduling (5 years), Team Management (5 years), Osha (10+ years), building codes and regulations (10+ years), Basic knowledge of engineering principals relating to construction (10+ years), wood finishing (10+ years), plastic lamination (3 years), 3d cad drafting and design (8 years), 2d drafting (10+ years), shop drawing production and dimensioning (10+ years), CAM toolpathing and layout (3 years), CNC router operation and maintenance (3 years), Excel (10+ years), Photoshop (2 years), Illustrator (5 years), sketchup (8 years), turbocad (3 years), Trim, Skilled, Remodeling



OSHA 10 hour safety Scaffold user/erector

May 2016

Powder actuated tools qualified operator Certified Forklift Operator

July 2017 to Present

Fall hazard safety certificate