At Lewis Creek Builders, we are all about people: our employees, our clients, and our community.

 

As a member of the Lewis Creek team, you will have the opportunity to learn and take on new challenges in a supportive and respectful environment. We value communication, transparency, and partnership at every level. We work hard to provide the highest level of service to our clients and have fun doing it. We welcome humans of all backgrounds and identities.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: BOOKKEEPING & HUMAN RESOURCES

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Lewis Creek Company is a full-service design-build team. We are architectural designers and craftspeople well-versed in the most practical and energy-efficient products and methods that provide the best quality and value to our Vermont neighbors.

Role Summary:

The goal of the Bookkeeping & Human Resources Office Administrator is to ensure smooth, timely, and predictable execution of administrative tasks. A successful candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to balance multiple deadlines and priorities at once. They are a “taskmaster,” always seeing things through to completion. This is a full-time equivalent position expected to work 30-40 hours per week. Flexibility in hours and schedule is a benefit of this position and 40 hours will always be available. This role has the option to work remotely part of the time, in-office presence is required a minimum of 3 days per week.

Principal Duties:

This role is responsible for essential operations of the business, including but not limited to: 

  • Weekly and monthly bookkeeping tasks including data entry of invoices and receipts, reconciling vendor statements, paying bills, and general management of accounts payable and accounts receivable. 

  • Human resources tasks such as new hire on-boarding and exit procedures and scheduling employee reviews.

  • Administration of employee benefits, such as enrolling employees in benefit plans, managing the renewal of benefits, and updates to benefit policies.

  • Maintaining the professional appearance and organization of the office. Keeping the office stocked with standard supplies.

  • Greeting and directing visitors and accepting deliveries.

  • Processing and filing documents using company digital and hard copy filing procedures.

  • Maintaining records of subcontractor contracts and insurance documentation.

  • Preparing documentation for tax filings and insurance audits.

  • Maintaining the Employee Handbook, along with other internal administrative and HR documents.

  • Processing incoming mail and preparing outgoing mail, including product returns.

  • Planning and coordinating employee celebrations and company events.

  • Assisting the executive team with scheduling and other administrative assistance as needed.

  • Working with the team to maintain and improve business systems and processes.

  • Collaborating with the Marketing and Operations Office Administrator on business administration tools and systems, contact management, and special projects.

  • Basic assistance with, and troubleshooting of, office technology (copier, computers, cloud storage).

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong computer literacy including Google Suite, Microsoft Word, and Excel.

  • Understanding of basic bookkeeping concepts, experience with Quickbooks preferred.

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Highly organized with thoughtful attention to detail.  

  • Ability to manage and prioritize a multitude of tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of professional administrative experience.

  • Bookkeeping and/or database management experience preferred, but will train the right candidate.

  • Construction industry experience is NOT necessary, but a willingness to learn industry terminology and develop an understanding of our design-build process is essential to success in this role.

Compensation

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications, experience, and value a candidate brings to our team. Pay rate is expected to be within the range of $18.00-$24.00 per hour, but will be set commensurate with experience.
 

We offer a positive and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth. At Lewis Creek Company, people are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to providing the very best service to our customers and our team. We offer a competitive compensation/ benefits package which includes health insurance, short/long term disability and life insurance, and retirement contribution matching.

Please respond to this posting with your resume and a note about why you are interested in a position at Lewis Creek. No cold calls, please. Applicants that do not provide a resume will not be considered.

PROJECT MANAGER
Residential Construction and Remodeling

Role Qualities

A successful candidate is organized, focused, and able to balance multiple deadlines and priorities. This role requires the ability to collaborate with others with a high level of partnership and accountability, as well as the ability to self-motivate and work independently. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Builders team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service to our community. 

Role Summary

The goal of the Project Developer is to work the sales and design process toward completion in a timely manner by gathering, collating, delegating, and creating drawings, specifications, and estimated costs, organized digitally. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week with 80-90% of those hours billable to clients as project development and project management time. This position works on a peer to peer basis with the design, development, and build teams

Principal Duties:

  • Facilitate client meetings regarding the project schedule, budget updates, change orders, increases in project scope--any and all design and project changes throughout the project.

  • Serve as a reliable, accessible, and knowledgeable resource for clients.

  • Draft Work Scope documentation, including written narrative work scopes, mechanical and electrical drawings, structural specifications and detailing, and other technical drawings related to construction projects.

  • Develop project estimates using construction drawings and a strong knowledge of industry metrics.

  • Maintain and apply various metrics related to project estimating, such as: average price per square foot of similar projects; recent costs of fixtures; lessons learned from recent projects.

  • Track and analyze ongoing and completed projects to improve project planning and estimates.

  • Work toward complete development of a project plan, including all specifications and trade quotations. Help to facilitate the smooth hand-off of a project from the design to the construction phase.

  • Gather information regarding existing systems including structural systems; mechanical systems; electrical and plumbing systems; discussing project impact with subcontractors and vendors.

  • Use foresight to apply knowledge of structures and building systems while exploring preemptive solutions to potential project challenges.

  • Troubleshoot and find solutions to on-site problems through collaboration with Lead Carpenters, Designers, Subcontractors and other project stakeholders

  • Communicate, update, organize and maintain all project related information such as quotes, contracts, material orders, change orders and drawings.

  • Balance deadlines and priorities for multiple projects by understanding the design and development process and systems. 

  • Assemble and maintain digital folders for each project, organizing critical and relevant data while making all documentation of progress accessible to design and build teams.

  • Steward project tracking systems and documents to ensure continued collaboration between teams, reflecting updated project schedules that analyze project and workforce performance.

  • Diligently track and accurately record billable and non-billable time.

  • Participate in and take an active role in the collaborative management environment of Lewis Creek Builders' design and production management systems and improvements to those systems.

  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

  • Practice, maintain, educate and enforce safety practices and procedures across projects.

  • Model and set expectations for a high quality of workmanship.

  • Establish and foster friendly, professional relationships with existing and potential clients for the duration of the project and beyond.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer literacy as well as an intermediate to strong working knowledge of spreadsheet tools (Excel and Google Sheets).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people with different skills and backgrounds.

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion.

  • Strong knowledge of residential building and remodeling, including a strong understanding of building components and how projects come together.

 

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of design, estimating, project management, lead carpenter or construction management experience.

  • This is a senior-level position with a peer to peer relationship with Designers and Lead Carpenters at Lewis Creek Builders. The right candidate will be considered even without the education or experience listed above.

Compensation

This is a salaried position, working an average of 40 hours per week, and earning between $60-75k per year. Actual compensation varies based on qualifications, skills, success and experience of the candidate

Please respond to this posting with both a COVER LETTER and RESUME. No cold calls. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

PROJECT ADVISOR

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Role Qualities

A successful candidate is organized, focused, and able to balance multiple deadlines and priorities. They are an intuitive and active listener and a skilled communicator. This role requires the ability to self-motivate and work independently, as well as collaborate with others with a high level of partnership and accountability. A successful candidate balances a high workload while maintaining strong relationships and seeming available to our clients, by communicating promptly. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Builders team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service to our community. 

Role Summary

This is a residential construction and remodeling sales position. The Project Advisor is responsible for bringing qualified sales leads into Lewis Creek’s Design-Build process and building strong, lasting relationships with clients. The goal of the Project Advisor is to qualify prospects, discover their needs, and to successfully close building and remodeling projects that meet and fulfill the company’s established goals, volume targets, and values. The Project Advisor is required to understand Design-Build methodology and to communicate the benefits of our process. 

This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week with 30-40% of those hours billable to clients as consulting time. This position collaborates with the Design and Project Management team and holds responsibility for maintaining client relationships throughout the sales process.
 

Principal Duties:

This role drives the clients and their projects through each step of the Design-Build process.

Duties include: 

  • Representing Lewis Creek--our team, culture, values, mission, and goals--to our community and potential clients and partners. 

  • Responding to and interviewing prospects and efficiently differentiating qualified leads.

  • Developing an understanding of the prospect’s wants, needs, goals, and budget.

  • Understanding typical project pricing and high-level building means and methods, so as to answer questions regarding the viability and potential costs of both Design and Build work.

  • Driving communication and relationship building with the prospect throughout the sales process.

  • Tracking prospects progress through the sales process and effectively guiding them to the next step.

  • Closing projects in a timely manner.

  • Utilizing company technology, tools, systems, and processes. Utilizing technology to improve the quality and efficiency of the sales process.

  • Meeting sales quotas and targets, as determined by the Executive Team.

  • Assisting in Design Discovery by facilitating introductory discussions between Designers and prospects. Documenting Design Discovery using established systems.

  • Working continuously with the Design and Project Management team to improve outcomes, systems, processes, and the quality of our client experience.

  • Communicating with the Production Manager regarding the status of the sales pipeline, collaborating to fill schedule holes, and understanding crew availability for clients seeking to schedule projects. 

  • Maintaining relationships with prospects and clients during and after a project is complete.

  • Taking initiative and working with team members to ensure the highest level of client service, collecting feedback and correcting issues swiftly if they arise.

  • Soliciting client reviews, referrals, and testimonials. 

  • Collaborating with the Marketing Team to increase brand awareness and bring new prospects into the Lewis Creek community. Taking initiative to bring in new prospects and thinking creatively about engaging our community in what Lewis Creek has to offer.

  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer literacy as well as a working knowledge of Google Docs and Sheets, Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Superior listening skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people with different skills and backgrounds.

  • Ability to bond and develop personal connections with our clients and prospects.

  • Ability to see tasks through to completion independently and to escalate questions and concerns to the appropriate team member as necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years sales experience, reflecting sales achievements and quota performance. 

  • An understanding of the Design-Build process and fundamental construction means and methods.

  • Ability to understand high performance and code-compliant building assemblies.

  • Presentable, professional appearance. Warm and helpful demeanor.

  • This is a senior-level position with a peer to peer relationship with the Management Team.

Compensation

This is a full-time position, featuring a base salary plus sales commission.

Please respond to this posting with both a COVER LETTER and RESUME. No cold calls. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

JOURNEY-LEVEL CARPENTER

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Lewis Creek Builders is looking to grow our team! We're currently searching for a Journey-Level Carpenter with 8+ years experience in frame-to-finish residential building/remodeling.

Lewis Creek Builders is a full-service design-build team. We are architectural designers and craftspeople well-versed in the most practical and energy-efficient products and methods that provide the best quality and value to our Vermont neighbors.

Role Qualities and Qualifications:

  • 8+ years carpentry experience, residential remodeling preferred.

  • Mastery of framing and interior and exterior finish work.

  • Demonstrated willingness be an active participant in your own growth and the growth of a team.

  • Highly organized and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Passion for our craft and a consistently positive attitude.

  • Strong communication skills and sense of accountability.

  • Interest and/or background in energy efficiency and home performance is a plus!

 

Compensation

We offer a positive and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth. At Lewis Creek Builders, people are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to providing the very best service to our customers and our team. We offer a competitive compensation/ benefits package which includes health insurance, short/long term disability and life insurance, and retirement contribution matching.

Please respond to this posting with your resume and a note about why you are interested in a position at Lewis Creek. No cold calls, please. Applicants that do not provide a resume will not be considered.

LEAD CARPENTER

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Lewis Creek Builders is looking to grow our team! We're currently searching for a Lead Carpenter.

Lewis Creek Builders is a full-service design-build team. We're more than contractors, we're architectural designers and craftspeople well-versed in the most practical green and energy-efficient products and methods that provide the best value to our Vermont neighbors. We are a team of 19 working on residential remodeling projects and new home construction.
 

Role Qualities

A successful candidate has a well-rounded background in residential building and remodeling, outstanding communication skills, and enthusiasm for the work and the team. The Lead Carpenter role requires strong organizational skills and the ability to be both an advocate and facilitator for the client, the project, and the crew. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Builders team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service to our community.

Role Summary

The goal of the Lead Carpenter is to oversee and facilitate the successful execution of construction projects from start to finish. This role manages the work of journey-level carpenters and apprentices, coordinates with and supervises subcontractors, and acts as the primary point of contact for the client during the build phase. This is a hybrid 'belt-on' and 'belt-off' role, with anywhere from two to twelve hours per week dedicated to belt-off tasks such as project management, sub coordination, and interfacing with clients.

Principal Duties:

  • Supervises and participates in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of all elements of residential carpentry including framing, sheathing, wall assemblies, floor assemblies, roof assemblies, demolition, drywall installation and repair, and finish carpentry.

  • Delegates tasks effectively and efficiently, utilizing the skills of other team members and helping them build on those skills as appropriate.

  • Manages and direct daily operations of the jobsite, setting clear expectations for schedule, quality, and behavior.

  • Applies company and industry standards to the work, initiating corrective actions when necessary to secure satisfactory results and timely project completion.

  • Assists in the performance evaluation process for carpenters and apprentices.

  • Using the project work scope and budget, develops a plan and schedule for materials procurement, equipment usage, subcontractor work, and other necessary procedures.

  • Schedules subcontractors, places material orders, and other tasks related to the management of the project.

  • Keeps organized records of time, invoices, and receipts related to the project and submits them to the office weekly.

  • Act as the primary liaison for the client during the build phase, scheduling weekly progress report meetings with client, presenting invoices, and escalating questions and issues to the appropriate team member as needed.

  • Documents and communicates change orders.

  • Reviews the weekly progress reports for the project to really understand how the project is proceeding in relation to the planned budget and schedule and to make sure that all change orders are accounted for.

  • Provides input and collaborates with the Sales, Design, and Development team to determine material and labor estimates as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in managing client expectations and serving client goals.

  • Strong knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade.

  • Strong knowledge of common codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Understanding of basic structural engineering considerations related to walls, loads and footings.

  • Skill in installation, repair, and maintenance of all systems and assignments common to all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.

  • Familiarity with estimating time and material requirements for projects in all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.

  • Experience managing others in either/both a direct site management role or a project management role.

  • Strong organizational skills and excellent communication skills.

  • Desire to grow in knowledge of the trade including new techniques in green building, passive home construction, and all associated materials in an ever-changing industry.

  • Physical requirements include but are not limited to: Ability to lift 40+ pounds, stand, walk, bend, reach, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to work from heights on ladders, scaffolding, and other OSHA-approved set ups.

 

Qualifications

10+ years of carpentry experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education deemed appropriate by hiring manager.

Compensation

We offer a positive and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth. Lewis Creek Builders offers competitive pay and benefits, including but not limited to health insurance, HRA, disability and life insurance. Wage compensation commensurate with experience and value the candidate will bring to our team.

Please respond to this posting with both a COVER LETTER and RESUME. No cold calls. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

18A Morse Drive 
Essex Junction, VT 05452 
802-662-1630

 

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