Millwork Estimator

Millwork Estimator

“The only higher expectation than yours is ours” is what we live by for our customers and our employees at Strata Design.  If your core values foster strong relationships, a strong work ethic, and come with a strong attention to detail we need to talk.  At Strata Design we will provide you with all the tools that you need to get the job done right, on time, and within budget. 

Our team is growing and we are looking for a Millwork Estimator  to join our team.  If attention to detail, motivated, accurate, concept to completion, and quality are not just words you live by, but they describe your inner self.  If you enjoy seeing drawings turned into reality, customer service, and have a smile, we would love to talk.  We aren’t looking for just anyone we want the best

The Millwork Estimator  will review, interpret, assess architectural and interior design drawings to take-off millwork specific components and assemblies. High-level understanding of the take-off process to distinguish scope related items other than millwork, such as architectural metals, glass, stone, and fabric items. Responsible for obtaining pricing for proposals for new construction projects, renovations, change orders, and all other final cost-associated projects.

What we need!

  • Knowledge architectural woodwork, millwork and casework scope
  • Knowledge of AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute) Standards preferred.
  • 5 years relative experience in commercial millwork or woodworking industry preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and interior design prints and shop drawings.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, and Microsoft Office tools, Innergy or comparable software
  • Analyze construction plans, elevations, and sections to determine actual estimating requirements.
  • Assemble architectural millwork information into itemized project scope format.
  • Understand, recognize and take-off items other than millwork, such as architectural metals, glass, stone, booth seating and fabric items.
  • Collaborate with project management and purchasing regarding project budgets.
  • Coordinate with project managers regarding installation time studies.
  • Create and manage current and archived completed estimates and construction methodology.
  • Create detailed and accurate proposals.
  • Create RFI questions and log for architect/designer/GC during take-off and bidding stage.
  • Detail take-offs and provide quantities of certain millwork items (trims, panels, etc.) for use by purchasing department.
  • Develop final project costs through use of material costs, production and finishing labor and installation
  • Download and file all new electronic project data (ASIs, Spec Manuals, Prints, RFIs, etc.)
  • Identify labor, material and schedule requirements by reviewing proposals, architectural prints, specifications and other related documents.
  • Review ASIs, Bulletins, Addenda, RFIs, etc. pre-contract award for potential scope or cost implications
  • To become a leader in utilizing our industry specific Estimating and ERP software Innergy.
  • Someone who can grow into our Sr. Estimator position

Additional Skills/interests that might come in handy: (it’s a long story – more info available at your interview)

  • Mini basketball shooting, golf putting, fowling and dart throwing
  • Curling, softball and bowling experience
  • BBQ grill skills
  • Minor League baseball games
  • Enjoy boat tours with 30 of your closest friends

What you will get!

  • Strata has invested int the industry’s best software – Innergy – and you will be trained to use it to help maximize your potential. 
  • An opportunity to live in one of the Top 4 Season Regions in the entire world!
  • You will certainly get competitive wages, health – dental & vision insurance, 401(k), quarterly bonuses (In 2021 we shared over $120k with eligible employees) and paid time off, but more importantly you will gain a fulfilling work environment with the opportunity to succeed
  • An opportunity to contribute to the success of Strata Design
  • SUPPORT! We give our employees all the tools they need to succeed.
  • Access to company financial statements as a part of the “Great Game of Business”
  • We operate with a bottom-up approach versus top down as we believe that our success starts with you!
  • Continuous Improvement is our expectation and all of our team members inputs and suggestions are highly valued.
  • An atmosphere that you will be proud to share where you work, come ask our current employees!   

** Preference for local or candidates willing to relocate but remote for the perfect candidate will be considered.

Does this sound like you or someone you know?  If so, we need to talk.  Email ([email protected]) a cover letter and resume, or call us, (231)929-2140.

Strata Design is a leader in the Architectural Woodworking space across Michigan and the United States.  We manufacture commercial casework, laminate millwork, and more for Hospitals, Medical Office Buildings, Universities and Schools, Retail, Financial, Hospitality, and Sports Institutions. 

1645 Park Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231-929-2140
Fax: 231-929-4958
Email: [email protected]
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