Ron VanVarden


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Multi-talented and accomplished professional with expertise and career history managing all aspects of operations, leading teams of professionals and associates, and driving continuous improvements. Experienced in retail, professional services, and facilities management. Proven success driving increased revenue and profitability. Highly-skilled at managing and motivating teams. Possess strong professional attributes in communication, organization, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.

Areas of Expertise

♦      Retail Store Management

♦      Customer Service

♦      Safety Compliance & Training

♦      Coaching & Mentoring

♦      Team Building & Leadership

♦      Revenue & Profitability Growth

♦      Training & Development

♦      Multi-Site Management

♦      District Operations

♦      Plumbing & Home Repairs

♦      POS Systems

♦      Facility Management

Professional Experience

Superdrain Plumbing, Stockton, CA                                                                                                  2019 – Present

Safety Officer

Oversee safety and safety compliance for top-rated full-service professional plumbing company. Develop and deliver safety training programs for employees. Ensure safety and correct operation of equipment by conducting equipment inspections and maintenance.

  • Led development and delivery of Cal-OSHA and OSHA compliant employee training and safety programs.

Advanced Mini Storage, Stockton, CA                                                                                                    2014 – 2019

District Manager

Directed all aspects of multi-site district management for busy self-storage business and facilities.

  • Led conversion of point-of-sale system for compliance with California lien laws.
  • Achieved increased revenue and profitability nearly every year by negotiating more favorable services and rental rates, resulting in boosting yearly revenue from $200k to $600k per year.
  • Served as business owner’s agent for cases in Small Claims Court.
  • Optimized staffing of highly-qualified personnel at all facilities by leading recruitment and interviewing processes for most-qualified candidates.

Additional Experience

Manager, Advanced Mini Storage, Stockton, CA

Retail Sales Manager, Radio Shack, Stockton, CA

Longshoreman, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 54, Stockton, CA


General Studies Coursework

University of Maryland (US Navy), Guam M.I.


Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Office, MS Access, Microsoft Visual Studio

Professional Training

Principles of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Fundamentals of Human Resources

C+ Programming

Forklift Training

Licenses & Certifications

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Longshore Clerk Certification

Community Involvement & Leadership

Maintenance/Technical Crew, Team Eternity Paintball

Children’s Ministry Director, Life Song

Children’s Ministry Pastor, Life Church

Children’s Ministry Director, Lakeview Assembly