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Building Materials Estimator

A Carter Lumber Estimator performs material take-offs on residential and light commercial buildings.  Requires accurate knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the building construction industry.  A strong belief in the mission and goals of the company and customer service are necessary to this position


Requirements to be Considered for the Position:

  • Understanding of home, pole building, garage, barn and deck components
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • 3-4 years experience in residential and light commercial construction or 2 years in estimating
  • Building material sales experience
  • Working knowledge of Professional Estimating Software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook


Responsibilities of the Position:


  • Performs material take-offs for residential and commercial designs from a variety of blueprints in a timely manner.
  • Reviews construction documents and understands material to bid.
  • Reviews and fixes potential inaccuracies in material lists.

Field Support:

  • Works directly with the outside sales representatives regarding all aspects of blueprints.
  • Follows up with the status of take-offs and assists outside sales representatives in the selling of projects.


Benefits Provided:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employer-matching 401(k) Plan
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