Lee Semanek

Radio City Station #2233                                                                               electriclee@outlook.com
New York, NY. 10101                                                                                        www.leesemanek.me


Highly skilled, educated, and intelligent craftsman, from a family of skilled craftsmen.  Analytical problem solver, who enjoys the challenge of bringing order and quality work to business situations needing structural organization.   I have many years of experience overseeing construction and teaching renovation construction, and have the tools for a small team. Responsible, trustworthy, intuitive, and highly self-motivated  to achieve results.  I take a very collaborative and cooperative approach to manifesting an employer’s ideas.   Part of America’s great creative class.

Skills & Knowledge___________________________________

Business:  Logistics, Accounting, Analysis, Statistics, Management, Property Management

Electrician: Experienced electrical troubleshooter, buildings and boilers, data lines, rewiring buildings,

Maintenance/Construction: Paint, plaster, sheetrock, tin, tile, basic plumbing, blueprints

Woodcrafts: restoration, fabrication, custom installation, carpentry, floors, crown molding, cabinets, furniture

Mason: Brick and block layer, concrete, stone masonry

Computers: Rent Manager, QuickBooks, Microsoft office suites, IT functions, touch type, Word Press, 20+ years computer experience, enjoy building and repairing computers

Psychology: Well-read Jungian, can handle disparate individuals with deft respectfulness.  I am temperate of nature, and have hard won experience dealing with tough tenants, and building goodwill.

Green:  Long term environmentalist committed to recycling materials, and creating non-toxic energy-efficient living environments.  Part of the low impact community.

Resources: Excellent credit history, extensive construction reference library, complete workshop and large tool collection, fabrication shops available to me outside of the NYC metro area, great driver & city navigator.

Real-estate/Construction Related Employment Background­­_______

RSLS 2112 Builders LLC – New York, NY. (Nov. 2012 – Present)


  • ·         General Contracting.  Various projects in and out of New York City.  Details on specific projects can be found at: http://leesemanek.me


330 W. 51st Street Realty Corp. / 45th Street Realty Corp. –  New York, NY (Oct. 2005 – Nov. 2011)

Property Manager

  • Promoted to management of business due to extensive knowledge of buildings and tenants, plus my business and construction education.
  • Ran rentals including: web & print advertisements, business calls, tenant interviews, credit checks, tenant selection, large weekly cash rent collections, accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Computers: Set up Rent Manager accounts, maintained Server and all other computers for business, Microsoft office Suite, created and managed websites, touch type.
  • Live-in building supervision, 72 hours a week office hours, responsible for all emergencies and conflicts, troubleshooting of electrical and plumbing problems, and monitoring security with camera system I set up. Held and maintained  all keys to 270 units.
  • Renovation: Set standards, purchased all materials, maintained inventory, managed or personally executed all aspects of renovation, electrical systems, carpentry, plaster, sheetrock, paint, custom build-ins, minor plumbing, boiler.
  • Gained extensive knowledge of dealing with bedbugs, and became very good at working with tenants to wipe out the problem.
  • Dealt with some non-payment court matters.

Various Independent Construction and Maintenance Projects –  New York, NY. (Aug. 2004 – 2014)

  • Electrician, Carpenter, Painter, Problem Solver

Joe’s Electric – Brooklyn, NY. (Aug. 2004 – Nov. 2005)

  • Electrician

330 W. 51st Street Realty Corp. – New York, NY (Aug. 2004 – Oct. 2005)

  • Electrician, Construction & Renovation

Glenn Drake (General Contractor) – Centre County, PA. (Spring 1994 – Fall 1997)

  • Electrical, Construction/Renovation, Green Demolition

Hill Alley Corp. & S. C. Sun Corp. –  State College, PA. (Summer 1988 – Winter 1990)

  • Apartment renovation and refurbishment

Charlie Sellers Tree Nursery –  Bedford, PA. (Summers 1983-1986)

  • Landscaping, shaping trees, planting, Pest eradication.



  • Construction and Renovation – Ongoing study in all fields – Present
  • Apprentice Electrician – Local #3 Electrical Union [1/2 year only, voluntary withdrawal] – 2005
  • Electrician’s Helper – Quantum Associates – NYC – [6 month NYS course] – 2004
  • Masonry – Mr. William Mahar – Collins, NY – 2000-2002
  • B.S. – Business Logistics, Quantitative Business Analysis, Industrial Psychology minor – Penn State University – 1992
  • High School Diploma – Bedford Area High School, Bedford PA – 1985
  • Home School Craft Training – Learned many crafts from highly skilled relatives – Bedford, PA.

Other Work Experiences__________________________________

Diagnostics Plus – State College, PA.  (1997 – 1999)

  • Statistical Analyst – Write, Conduct, Analyze Polls & Surveys

The Calder Alley Organic Produce Store – State College, PA. (1997-1999)

  • Owner, Location Renovation, Menu Creation, Sales

Eco-Lution – Washington D.C. (1993-1997)

  • Logistics, Sales

The Sunflower Farm – Rebersburg, PA. (1993 – January 1996)

  • Management, Accounting, Sales, Organic Farming & Orcharding

Lee Semanek Designs (1991-1999)

  • Batik, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design
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