Commercial, Institutional, Laboratory, Medical Facilities, Millwork and Cabinetry

Job Description

The Estimator is responsible for profitably estimating job opportunities for millwork projects of varying size and complexity. Estimates are derived from the bidder’s ability to accurately predict the amount of fabrication, finishing, and installation hours, in addition to the cost of raw materials for every unique project. A successful estimator must have an expansive hands-on knowledge of various fabrication and installation processes to meet the minimum requirements of this position. The Estimator will review bid invites and other opportunities as they arise to determine whether Company will accept or decline the invitation. Estimator’s primary responsibility is to compile project estimates and ensure Company commitments in regards to the bid schedule are accomplished. Effectively communicating and promptly following-up with external clients is an essential function required to be successful in this position.

Eligibility Requirements

Estimate number of manufacturing, finish, and install hours required to complete the project, along with assessing cost and availability of raw goods.
Develop and maintain a daily bid schedule, and adhere to customer’s deadlines
Assess bid opportunities to determine feasibility of providing proposals on promising prospects.
Plot, read, interpret, and understand architectural and shop drawings
Complete takeoffs of architectural bid drawings then compile pricing estimate and a project scope of work using tools and software available
Research & source specified materials and obtain price quotes from vendors, suppliers, or subcontractors
Price, negotiate, compose, and issuance of project proposals to clientele
Negotiate with prospects throughout bid stages; provide value engineering, breakdown pricing, alternates
Participate in both internal/external meetings to actively collaborate with coordination of project requirements
Communicate with clients, vendors, and team members via phone, email, fax, or in person on a daily basis. Expeditious follow-up skills are paramount
Schedule and effectively lead comprehensive project handoff meetings to Project Management team for smooth starts
Assist Project Management team with Change Order pricing and submittal
Attend project site meetings as required by General Contractor, may include occasional overnight travel
Attend and actively participate in weekly Company meetings
Review of contract requirements, scope, specifications, and negotiations to ensure project successfulness and compliance
Keep the General Manager and others immediately informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations
Communicate ideas for improving company processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and for developing this attitude in others
Excellent use of the following skill sets: verbal/written communication, time management, planning, executing, decision-making, technical, business acumen, and a managerial aptitude
Other responsibilities as deemed necessary to ensure successful achievement of the requirements for this position

Job Features

Job CategoryEstimating
Recruitment ContactCraig Mengel (417) 214-5082
Salary Range$60,000.00 annual salary commensurate
Benefitshealth, dental, vision, holiday, vacations and annual bonus
Years in Business35
Annual Revenue4 million
Manufacturing Square Feet50K
Area InformationPopulation 128,829 Median Age 36 Median Household Income $53,581 Median Home Price $136,400 Walkscore 32
State Tax InformationState Sales Tax: 6% (food and prescription drugs exempt); local option taxes can add up to another 7%. Gasoline Tax:: 49.10 cents/gallon (Includes all taxes) Diesel Fuel Tax: 56.90 cents/gallon (Includes all taxes) Cigarette Tax: $1.36/pack of 20 Personal Income Taxes (Click here) (Brackets, deductions, exemptions, and tax rate range) Medical/Dental Deduction: Federal amount Federal Income Tax Deduction: Full Retirement Income Taxes: If you receive a pension, annuity, self-employed retirement plan, deferred compensation, IRA or other retirement plan benefits, you may be eligible to exclude from Iowa income tax a portion of the retirement income that is taxable on your Federal return. The exclusion can be up to $6,000 for individuals and up to $12,000 for married taxpayers. Click here for details. Social Security benefits are not included. Iowa does not tax Social Security benefits in the same manner as the IRS. In calculating the taxable amount of Social Security, single persons can exclude $25,000, married filling jointly can exclude $32,000. The state is implementing a gradual phase-out of the tax on Social Security income. For tax year 2013 the phase out percentage is 89%. To qualify for the exclusion you must be either age 55 or older on December 31, disabled or a surviving spouse or a survivor having an insurable interest in an individual who would have qualified for the exclusion during the year. Out-of-state government pensions qualify for exemptions. More information Retired Military Pay: Up to $12,000 can be excluded for joint filers and up to $6,000 for all other filing statuses for those 55 and older, disabled or surviving spouse of qualifying person. Military Disability Retired Pay: Retirees who entered the military before Sept. 24, 1975, and members receiving disability retirements based on combat injuries or who could receive disability payments from the VA are covered by laws giving disability broad exemption from federal income tax. Most military retired pay based on service-related disabilities also is free from federal income tax, but there is no guarantee of total protection. VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: VA benefits are not taxable because they generally are for disabilities and are not subject to federal or state taxes. Military SBP/SSBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Generally subject to state taxes for those states with income tax. Check with state department of revenue office. Property Taxes Iowa has more than 2,000 taxing authorities. All property is assessed at 100% of market value. Most property is taxed by more than one taxing authority. The tax rate differs in each locality and is a composite of county, city, school district, and special levies. A Homestead tax credit is given to residents who live in the state for at least six months of each year and actually live on the property on July 1. Once a person qualifies, the credit continues. The current credit is the first $4,850 of the actual value. Property taxes may be suspended or reduced if the property owner receives Supplemental Security Income or lives in a nursing home and the Department of Human Services is paying part or all of the costs. The suspended taxes will have to be paid when a property is sold or transferred. For more details, click here. Inheritance and Estate Taxes The Iowa inheritance tax ranges from 1% to 15% depending on the amount of the inheritance and the relationship of the recipient to the decedent. If all the property of the estate has a value of less than $25,000, no tax is due. The surviving spouse’s share, regardless of the amount, is not subject to tax. Currently, annual gifts in the amount of $13,000 or less are not taxable. Click here for details. Iowa estate tax is not applicable for deaths on or after 1/1/05 due to changes in the IRS Code which replaced the state death tax credit with a state death tax deduction. For further information, visit the Iowa Department of Revenue or call 515-281-3114 or 800-367-3388.
Annual WeatherAnnual high temperature: 60.5°F Annual low temperature: 39.8°F Average temperature: 50.15°F Average annual precipitation - rainfall: 37.63 inch Days per year with precipitation - rainfall: - Annual hours of sunshine: - Av. annual snowfall: 32 inch
School Ratingabove average (7-10)

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