Gabriel Gutierrez

Welcome to my site. My name is Gabriel Gutierrez, but known mostly by Gabe. I am a business professional, writer, and thinker. My life revolves around four primary pillars. First, my faith in Christ Jesus. Second, my love and passion for my amazing wife. Third, my wonderful four children. Fourth, my professional life and career. This is also the order of priority in my life. This has led me to learn more and more about life and its’ purpose.

I majored in Marketing and truly enjoy using my creativity skills. Having been an entrepreneur for most of my life, I have been able to attain skills in other realms outside of marketing. One of my biggest accomplishments is having been able to be creative and find solutions to problems while trying to stay as frugal as possible during business start phases. I've also learned how to manage people and motivate others without always resulting to money.

During my journey thus far in life, I have taken some time to sit back and find out why people are the way they are. I do not have the answer, but I have been able to gain some enormous wisdom on people in general. That is part of what has helped me be able to motivate and manage. Some of the information I have gained, I share on this site. Visit my blog page and see some of the things I have learned.

The purpose of my site is not just so that people can find out about me, but that the information posted here may be valuable and useful for anyone. I am not solely a business professional, so this site is a bit unorthodox in that it is a version of me on the world wide web. What you see here is pretty much what you get in real life.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy. Feel free to reach out to me by clicking here. I enjoy feed back for my personal growth, and helping others grow as well.

Gabe Gutierrez

Experience

Pro-Vision Construction Group

President/CEO/General Contractor

• Create and impliment company standards and procedures for team members and subcontractors to follow.
• Generate creative marketing plans and budgets to increase brand awareness primarily through networking.
• Oversight of all aspects and trades of the construction process to ensure a quality end product.
• Create budgets and track expenses of construction projects to obtain higher profit margins.
• Negotiate pricing with subcontractors and vendors to meet or beat the goals intended in budgets.
• Organize and lead training for all team members to assure the highest level of customer service both internally as well as externally.
• Supervise team members and subcontractors to guarantee the work environment meets all OSHA requirements for safety.

2010-Current

JAG Design Co

President/CEO/Graphic Artist

• Create & design logo, letterheads, and print material keeping a continuous message of the brand using Adobe Illustrator.
• Use psychology of color to design and develop accurate emotional reactions from customers.
• Develop digital marketing graphics for blogs, social media, and websites.
• Create marketing plans and budgets to increase brand awareness and a healthy return on investment.
• Develop websites & landing pages using Adobe Dreamweaver.
• Design book galleys and covers for authors using Adobe Illustrator & InDesign.

2009-Current

President/CEO

Southeastern Backyard

• Create standards and procedures for team members and subcontractors to follow.
• Create estimating systems using Excel to automate the process of quotations and save on average 2 labor hours per quote.
• Sales of over $400,000.00 for 2017 from initial point of contact or phone call inquiry to closing
• Create marketing plans and budgets to increase brand awareness and a healthy return on investment.
• Generate leads using Social Media platforms to engage new customers and increase branding.

2016-2017

General Sales Manager (Inground Pool Division)

The Great Backyard Place

Develope new procedures for team members and subcontractors to coloborate together for best service.
• Oversee and organize all projects for in-ground pools and create a positive work flow for customer satisfaction.
• Assist sales teams of all corporately owned stores through training of current products and new products to ensure reaching or exceeding sales expectations.
• Work closely with Store Managers to assure proper communication between all parties.
• Create a system for potential complications throughout the process and assist in any/all issues between any of the parties involved.
• Create 3D renderings of pool products and backyard spaces for custom projects, using Google SketchUp.

2015-2016

Servpro

Sales & Marketing

• Met or exceeded assigned sales quota by executing the sales cycle, setting up closing appointments, maintaining assigned commercial contact lists, participating in professional associations, providing lunch-and-learns, and promoting continuing education courses
• Complete Emergency Ready Profiles and discuss benefits of emergency event preparation Conduct objective-to-objective daily marketing contacts, build commercial customer relationships and rapport by educating them on the reasons SERVPRO® is the best cleaning and restoration company in the world, compile and maintain commercial center of influence (COI) information, identify “Target 25” (Top 25 contacts to develop into clients)
• Provide owners and marketing managers with one-on-one meetings (closing appointments) with commercial COIs to encourage SERVPRO® referrals
• Increase sales territory revenue by consistently achieving sales territory goals

2014

Education

Foresight Management Development Program

Management Training
2009-2010

City College (Miami, Fl.)

Associates
Business Administration
2006-2008

PTC University

Certification
Pro-Engineer
2008

Miami Dade College

Certification
AutoCAD/AutoDesk
2006

Skills

  • Bilingual: Fluent in English & Spanish; Oral, Written, & Read
  • Internet Invornment Proficiency
  • Image Branding Techniques
  • CAD Design & Drafting; Pro-Engineer, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp
  • Adobe Creative Suites; Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, & Dreamweaver
  • Digital Marketing; HTML Coding, Graphic Arts, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, & Content Management.
  • Microsoft Office Environments; Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook
  • Team Oriented
  • Heavy Equipment Operations; Excavator, Skid Steer, Crane & Lifts

Interests

As a father of four children, my interests primarily consist of spending time with my wife and the kids. This is usually through cooking Cuban meals together just as I did with my grandparents as a child.

I enjoy working and creating with wood. It is one of the driving factors of my career in construction.

When not home or with my family, I enjoy shooting pool with friends, or simply having discussions over coffee.

I believe that knowledge is power, so I genuinely enjoy reading, listening to audio books and podcasts, and watching YouTube tutorials.

Boards

  • Education Coordinator for Business Networking International (BNI)
  • Vice-President of Membership for Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce