Architectural, Commercial, Millwork and Cabinetry

Job Description

Reporting directly to the General Manager, 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 compiling project estimates and ensure Company commitments in regard 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 fab, 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$65,000.00 to $85,000.00 annual salary commensurate
RelocationWill consider but prefer local candidate
BenefitsHealth, Bonus, Vacation and PTO.
Area InformationPopulation 649,654 Median Age 34 Median Household Income $53,637 Median Home Price $271,300 Walkscore 56
State Tax InformationSales Taxes State Sales Tax: 6.25% (non-prepared food and prescription and non-prescription drugs exempt); local option taxes can raise the rate to 8.25%. Gasoline Tax: 38.4 cents/gallon (Includes all taxes) Diesel Fuel Tax: 44.4 cents/gallon (Includes all taxes) Cigarette Tax: $1.41 cents/pack of 20 Personal Income Taxes No state personal income tax Federal Income Tax Deduction: 15.51% effective tax rate Retirement Income: Not taxed. Retired Military Pay: Not taxed. Military Disability Retired Pay: Disability Portion – Length of Service Pay: Member on September 24, 1975 – No tax; Not Member on September 24, 1975 – Taxed, unless combat incurred. Retired Pay – Based solely on disability. Member on September 24, 1975 – No tax. Not Member on September 24, 1975 – Taxed, unless all pay based on disability, and disability resulted from armed conflict, extra-hazardous service, simulated war, or an instrumentality of war. VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: 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 Property tax is imposed by local taxing units. Click here for details. For homeowners 65 and older, $10,000 (in addition to the regular $25,000 homestead exemption) of the property’s assessed value is exempt from school taxes and $3,000 is exempt from other local taxes. Once an over-65 homeowner qualifies for an over-65 homestead exemption for school taxes, that owner gets a tax ceiling for that home on school taxes. If the homeowner improves the home (other than normal repairs or maintenance), the tax ceiling is adjusted for the new additions. For details on the homestead exemption for seniors, veterans and the disabled, click here. School district taxes are frozen for seniors (65 and older) and disabled persons at the level imposed on the residence the first year that the taxpayer qualified for the residence exemption. Counties, cities, towns, and junior college districts are permitted to establish a tax freeze on homesteads of those age 65 and older or disabled. Inheritance and Estate Taxes There is no inheritance and the estate tax is limited and related to federal estate tax collection. For further information, visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts site.
Annual WeatherAnnual high temperature: 58.7°F Annual low temperature: 44.1°F Average temperature: 51.4°F Average annual precipitation - rainfall: 43.76 inch Days per year with precipitation - rainfall: 137 days Annual hours of sunshine: 2615 hours Av. annual snowfall: 44 inch
School RatingAbove Average (7-10)

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