Lewis Creek Company is looking to grow our team!

We’re currently searching for a



Lead Carpenter

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 Company 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 directly 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.


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

We offer a competitive compensation/ benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with skill and experience. We do not offer health insurance at this time.

This position is based in the greater Burlington area in Vermont.

Find out more about us at www.lewiscreekcompany.com.

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.

At Lewis Creek Company, 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. Check out our job openings below!


Lewis Creek Company is looking to grow our team! We’re currently searching for a Journey-Level Carpenter with 5+ years experience in all aspects of residential construction and a mastery of interior and exterior finishes.

Journey-Level Carpenter

Role Qualities and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years remodeling and/or new construction carpentry experience.
  • Mastery of 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 Efficient/Net-Zero/Passive House construction is a plus.

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 value and service to our customers and our team. We offer a competitive compensation/ benefits package. We do not offer health insurance at this time.

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.