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.

HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR 
Residential Construction and Remodeling

 

Role Summary:

The goal of the HR Administrator is to help ensure opportunities for achievement and prosperity for all team members and the company as a whole. They are a “taskmaster,” always seeing things through to completion. A successful HR Administrator will build trust and rapport with our team while modeling excellent professionalism and boundaries. This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position with an in-office presence required 3 days per week (and always on Mondays), and the option to work remotely 2 days per week. The HR Administrator reports directly to the Operations Manager and works closely with the executive team.

 

Principal Duties:

  • Coordinate and facilitate the employee recruitment and hiring. 

  • Administrate new hire on-boarding and employee exit processes.

  • Coordinate employee reviews, collecting peer feedback for reviewees and distributing it to supervisors in advance. Participate in employee review meetings. 

  • Coordinate employee training and development activities in collaboration with the executive team.

  • Produce training and development materials.

  • Administrate employee benefits, such as tracking paid time off, enrolling employees in benefit plans, managing the renewal of benefits, and updating benefit policies.

  • Interpret and explain HR policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal employment requirements.

  • Maintain the Employee Handbook, personnel files, incident reports, and other human resource documentation.

  • Steward internal relationship building and serve as a first point of contact for employee concerns and suggestions, escalating issues as appropriate. 

  • Champion company culture, advocating for team members and team values, and escalating potential risks to our culture and positive work environment.

  • Plan and coordinate employee celebrations and company events.

  • Additional duties in support of smooth business operations at the direction of the Operations Manager.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong computer literacy, including proficiency with spreadsheet software (GoogleSheets, MS Excel).

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Highly organized with thoughtful attention to detail.  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and understanding of group dynamics.

  • Previous experience in a group leadership or facilitation role.

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of professional administrative experience.

  • Human resources experience and knowledge of employment laws and best practices are a plus, but training will be provided for the right candidate.

  • Construction industry experience is NOT necessary, but a willingness to learn about the industry, our services, our team, and the challenges inherent in our work is critical 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 $20.00-$26.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for our competitive benefits package, including health insurance with an HRA, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, retirement contribution matching, and paid time off.

BOOKKEEPER
Residential Construction and Remodeling

 

Role Summary:

The goal of the Bookkeeper is to ensure smooth, timely, and predictable execution of bookkeeping tasks. A successful candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to learn and adapt to workflow processes. They are a “taskmaster,” always identifying and resolving discrepancies. This is a part-time position expected to work 16-20 hours per week. This role has the option to work remotely for some work hours, but in-office presence twice a week (and always on Mondays) is required to complete in-person duties. 

Principal Duties:

  • Accounts payable and account receivable: weekly and monthly bookkeeping tasks including data entry of invoices and receipts, reconciling vendor statements, paying bills, preparing client invoices, and receiving payments.

  • Ensuring all billable transactions are accurately billed to the client and filed with the project documents, diligently resolving questions and concerns from the Project Management team.

  • Bookkeeping quality control and account reconciliation.

  • Processing and filing documents using company digital and hard copy filing procedures.Processing incoming mail for accounts payable/receivable.

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

  • Preparing financial reports as requested by the Senior Management Team.

  • Assisting the Senior Management Team in the preparation of annual budgets, tax documentation, and insurance audits.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong computer literacy including spreadsheets (GoogleSheets, MS Excel). 

  • Basic accounting knowledge and understanding of accounting best practices.

  • Experience with Quickbooks/Quickbooks Online preferred.

  • Data entry skills and commitment to a high level of accuracy.

  • Highly organized with thoughtful attention to detail.  

  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks independently.

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of professional bookkeeping and/or relevant administrative experience.

  • Experience with bookkeeping software and/or managing business database tools.

  • Construction industry experience is NOT necessary, but a willingness to learn industry terminology and develop an understanding of our design-build process is critical 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 $20.00-$25.00 per hour, but will be set commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position eligible for paid time off, but does not include our full benefits package

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Role Qualities

A successful candidate is organized, focused, and a true taskmaster.  This role requires the ability to self-motivate and work independently, showing initiative and demonstrating an investment in learning about our design-build process. 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 Management Associate is to support the development, preconstruction and build process. They are responsible for the timely and thorough execution of project development and preconstruction planning tasks as delegated to them by Project Managers and the Production Manager. The Project Management Associate will learn the ins and outs of our process and systems. This role reports directly to the Production Manager. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week with 80% of those hours billable to clients as project development time. 
 

Principal Duties:

This role supports the project development and preconstruction process, into build, working under direction from the Project Management team to: 
 

  • Enter project information into key project management tools.

  • Produce, update, and maintain standard project documents utilizing established tools and procedures.

  • Contact vendors and subcontractors over the phone and via email with requests for quotations, new orders, and product returns.

  • Visit job sites to collect measurements, investigate conditions, and gather information on behalf of the project team.

  • Research and propose materials and other solutions to project requirements. Will require the ability to speak effectively with vendors and subcontractors to gather information, understand it, and communicate it back to the project team.

  • Develop and maintain a product reference resource, reflecting a deep understanding of construction materials and products. Gather and document feedback from the build and project management teams about product installation and performance to help inform future project development.

  • Communicate project needs and work scopes clearly to vendors and trades partners.

  • Communicate in a warm and professional manner with clients, often asking them for critical information and input regarding their projects.

  • Communicate thoroughly, yet concisely, with internal and external project stakeholders.

  • Build an understanding of our projects, project workflows, and client needs.

  • Work to continuously grow and expand ability to understand and anticipate construction needs and questions in relation to project development tasks.

  • Provide other critical support to the Project Management team, which will include miscellaneous logistical and administrative tasks.

  • Problem-solve and troubleshoot current tools and systems, working collaboratively to improve efficiency and accuracy of project development work.

  • Diligently track and accurately record billable and non-billable time by project and time code.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate to excellent computer literacy as well as a strong working knowledge of spreadsheets (Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

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

  • Confidence to effectively approach and communicate with senior team members to ensure smooth daily operations, and to anticipate administrative needs.

  • Ability to continuously seek personal and professional development to improve

 

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant administrative, logistical, design, or construction experience preferred.

  • Interest, exposure, or experience in the construction industry is beneficial but not required. A willingness to learn about common building terminology, materials, means and methods is essential to success in this role.

Compensation

Position is an hourly full-time position, working 40 hours Monday through Friday. Pay range is expected to be $18 to $26/hour, actual compensation commensurate with experience and the value offered to our team. We have a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health insurance with an HRA, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, retirement contribution matching, and paid vacation.

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 Manager 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.

Many of the following duties may be performed remotely.  Lewis Creek Builders is committed to our employee safety and invests in the resources necessary to support remote work.
 

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.

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.

DESIGNER

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Role Qualities

A successful candidate is organized, detail-oriented, patient, creative, and able to balance multiple deadlines and priorities at once. This role requires: technical qualifications related to architectural design; excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills; and a commitment to working collaboratively and confidently with both team members and the client. 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 Designer is to facilitate the articulation, conceptualization, definition, and development of project design from the start of contracted work through to the completion of the project build. The Designer partners directly with clients and collaborates closely with the sales, development and build teams. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week with 70-90% of those hours billable to clients as project design and development time. This position reports directly to the President/CEO.

 

Principal Duties:

  • Facilitate design and project development detailing from initial design to close-out of a project.

  • Identifying open questions and working directly with clients to facilitate decisions and selections throughout the design-build process.

  • Gather accurate as-built measurements and existing conditions for renovation projects. Produce as-built drawings in architectural rendering software.

  • Communicate and present initial schematic design and subsequent revisions, constantly working toward better alignment between client vision and the design.

  • Produce design ideas, schematic design drawings, design development drawings, and 2D and 3D visual presentations for client meetings, and final construction documents. 

  • Work with the production team to produce all documents to make a build-ready project, including the acquisition of zoning and building permits.

  • Utilize and improve systems for project reporting, communication, and the overall design and development process.

  • Work with the production team on the effective implementation of design and design changes during the build phase of a project. Providing support for overall quality assurance and aesthetic guidance.

  • Ask questions of the field team to surface design feedback and work to maintain excellent alignment between the build and design teams.

  • Balance deadlines and priorities for multiple projects by understanding the design-build workflow and the company production schedule. 

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

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent active listening skills.

  • Design problem solving skills.

  • Ability to produce media to communicate design ideas.

  • Knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years successful experience in residential design. Knowledge and skill in architectural rendering 2D and 3D. Project management experience is a plus, and on-site experience is also beneficial.

 

Compensation

This is a full-time, salaried position. 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.

CONSTRUCTION SALESPERSON

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 5+ 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:

  • 5+ 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


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, subcontractor 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 directs 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 project schedule, planning for materials procurement, equipment usage, subcontractor work, and other necessary procedures.

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

    • Act as a primary liaison for the client during the build phase, attending weekly progress report meetings with clients, presenting project information and updates, setting critical expectations, and escalating questions and issues to the appropriate team member as needed.

    • Documents and communicates change orders, schedule changes, and any variance from the plan reflected by the project documents.

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

    • Provides feedback to Project Manager on budget documents and project approach.

    • Reviews select small scope projects such as rot repairs, work orders, and warranty repairs as needed to provide insight, estimates, and industry knowledge.

    • Takes a collaborative approach to project management by mastering and internalizing the project, budget, drawing set, and schedule. Works on a peer to peer basis with Project Managers to meet project goals and deadlines.

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 loads and 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 setups

Qualifications

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

 

Compensation

Position is an hourly full-time position with an hourly pay rate of $28.00-$40.00 per hour. Actual compensation varies based on qualifications, skills, success and experience of the candidate

Other Duties

Other duties will invariably come into play with this position. Duties are not limited to those outlined above.

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 DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Residential Construction and Remodeling

Role Qualities

A successful candidate is organized, focused, and able to anticipate and execute daily deadlines and priorities, ensuring the smooth operation of many moving parts in a collaborative work environment.  This role requires the ability to self-motivate and work independently, showing initiative and demonstrating an investment in learning the design-build process and product.  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 Development Associate is to support the sales and design process by ensuring the timely and thorough execution of project sales, design, and planning tasks. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week with 60-80% of those hours billable to clients as project development time.

Principal Duties:

This role supports the sales and design process, working under direction from the sales and design team to: 

  • Balance deadlines and priorities for multiple projects by creating systems to track and anticipate design and development workflow, communicating with team members, and monitoring and updating calendar events.

  • Learn and execute the duties associated with qualifying preliminary sales calls, following up on voicemails and emails with prospective clients.

  • Develop and maintain an organization system for sales, design and development data and communications with prospective clients.

  • Draft and update agendas, contract documents, task lists, worksheets and complex spreadsheets to support the daily operations of senior sales and design team.

  • Provide careful and critical support to the senior sales and design team, which will include data entry, file organization, meeting coordination, and miscellaneous logistical and administrative tasks.

  • Contact vendors and subcontractors over the phone and via email with requests for quotations, new orders, and product returns under direction from the sales, design, and build team.

  • Maintain and update project estimates and files with new data throughout the design-build process, incorporating new quotes, contracts, orders and changes from design meetings, often working from marked up hard copies/handwritten notes.

  • Problem-solve and troubleshoot current tools and systems, improving upon inefficient processes or tools.

  • Maintain and track company resources and logistics to ensure productivity and execution of design-build project goals.

  • Take on the role of facilitating quick and sometimes urgent communications with all senior team members.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate to excellent computer literacy as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and Word.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

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

  • Confidence to effectively approach and communicate with senior team members to ensure smooth daily operations, and to anticipate administrative needs.

 

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of administrative, logistical, or other office experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience preferred. 

  • Construction industry experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn about common building terminology, materials, etc. is essential to success in this role.

  • This is an entry-level position and the opportunity to train the right candidate will be considered regardless of education or experience.

Compensation

The position is an hourly full-time position, 40 hour work week, with an hourly pay rate, commensurate with experience and value brought to the 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.

Sales Executive Assistant
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 with the ability to project both professionalism and excitement about our work. They are a detailed note taker and are able to convey information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
 

Role Summary

The Sales Executive Assistant is the front line and backbone of the sales team and a key support person for company leadership. They’re responsible for representing the company and providing excellent communication and service in initial contacts with potential clients and business associates. They also provide support to the leadership team to help ensure smooth operations of the businesses executive team and responsibilities.

 

Their mission is to secure new business and build/solidify our market presence. A successful Sales Executive Assistant collaborates effectively with other members of the team, especially the Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, and executive team. They seek to improve organization and operational efficiency and develop innovative, repeatable solutions to common challenges. They will also need to be comfortable with change and be willing to adapt and learn new things quickly. The Sales Executive Assistant plays a key role in ensuring that client experience is a top priority by helping to create a positive atmosphere, provide excellent communication, and track customer feedback and make sure that it is being escalated appropriately.

 

The Sales Executive Assistant is expected to build a thorough understanding of the company’s products and services. They should be able to communicate a strong narrative around the value we provide, effectively set expectations with clients and prospects, educate them on our process, and answer common questions. The success of the Sales Executive Assistant also rests on their ability to effectively collaborate with the leadership team and distill and confirm takeaways/next steps from team discussions about complex projects and problem solving.

 

The Sales Executive Assistant reports directly to the Partners of the business. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week. This role is based out of our Essex Jct, VT office with flexibility for a hybrid work-from-home schedule as feasible with the day-to-day demands of the role. Ability to transport ones-self to client locations in and around the greater Burlington area is required. Non-commuting mileage reimbursed at the IRS rate.

Principal Duties:

  • Answering and returning incoming calls, responding to emails, and other inquiries from prospective clients. Providing relevant company information, qualifying prospects to move forward, and coordinating next steps. 

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

  • Document and manage key prospect and qualifying information, including details about the proposed scope of work. Ensure the effective transfer of information from the client to the sales team and throughout the company.

  • Conduct some initial site visits independently to gather information, or with the Sales Manager, based on project requirements.

  • Maintaining company databases of client/prospect contact information and other sales-related data.

  • Coordinate sales meetings and deliverables throughout the project, including drafting and sharing agendas, drafting contracts and proposals, processing contract paperwork, and accepting contract payments as needed.

  • Maintaining relationships with existing clients/prospects by providing customer service and answering common questions about company processes and services.

  • Collaborating with the Marketing Team to produce sales and marketing materials, social media content, and assist marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and bring new prospects into the Lewis Creek community and engage our community in what Lewis Creek has to offer.

  • Participate in marketing/PR activities in the community, such as attending conferences, trade shows, and networking events.

  • Seek, document, and track client feedback and key client experience indicators. This includes requesting reviews, testimonials, references, and access for finished photos.

  • Send project thank you notes/gifts, holiday cards, and other personalized gestures of partnership and appreciation with clients and trades partners.

  • Providing administrative support to executive staff members by arranging meetings, assisting with calendar management, and keeping up with correspondence.

  • Working with the business operations/administration team to ensure that our office is a highly functional and welcoming place.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

  • Strong organization, time management, and prioritization skills.

  • Exceptional communication skills which include active listening skills and the ability to ask critical questions to get to the heart of what another is trying to communicate.

  • Proficiency building and manipulating spreadsheets and comfort learning and using contact management software and other digital data/information tools. Experience working in Google Suite is a plus.

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in an Executive Assistant or a Sales role.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Communication or similar field, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in architecture, design, or construction industries is a plus but not required. Interest and capacity to build an understanding of our Design-Build process and fundamental construction concepts is a must.

Compensation

This is a salaried position ranging from $50,000 to $70,000 annually.

 

Benefits include:

  • Health insurance, 3 competitive plans to choose from

  • $1000 HRA account for employees enrolled in a health plan

  • Dental insurance 

  • Disability and Life insurance

  • IRA with company contribution matching up to 3%

  • 10 days paid vacation, 15 days after 3 years, 20 days after 5 years

  • 5 paid sick/personal days

  • 6 paid holidays

  • $250 personal equipment allowance

  • Support for work-life balance and flexibility

  • Opportunities for continued learning & professional growth