Estimator-Finish Carpentry

Five Star Millwork LLC seeks motivated and engaged individuals ready to be part of a vibrant and fast-paced culture. The Finish Carpentry Estimator will be responsible for all aspects of preparing hard bid construction cost estimates. Responsibilities include plan take-offs, estimating, proposal preparation, negotiations, pre-construction coordination, client relations, and bid tracking. If you are a self-motivated Estimator with sound judgement, strong communication/interpersonal skills, and confidently develops accurate construction bids then we would love to hear from you! Ideally, you will possess knowledge in construction means and methods, costs, and engineering principles to hit the ground running.


  • Read and interpret project documents, understand project logistics, understand project schedule, and develop scopes of work. 
  • Perform detailed and accurate quantity takeoffs and obtain material pricing.
  • Work with Five Star Millwork LLC management and field operation teams to estimate labor production rates, identify project efficiencies, and identify alternate approaches.
  • Attend client pre-bid meetings, visit project sites, take notes, and assess site-specific conditions. 
  • Submit and follow up pre-bid requests for information. 
  • Prepare bids itemized by specification section and detailed into labor, material, equipment, subcontractor, and overhead costs. 
  • Present bids to management, succinctly explaining estimate details and project specifics. 
  • Prepare accurate and competitive hard bid construction cost estimates and submit formal proposals in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain detailed and orderly project files, adhering to Five Star Millwork  quality standards. 
  • Follow up on bid results.
  • Build relationships with clients, contractors, and vendors. 
  • Perform pier reviews of estimates and proposals. Troubleshoot and resolve estimate issues. 
  • Maintain past performance databases and spreadsheets. 
  • Research data on industry standard labor production rates and material costs. 
  • Maintain the bid board, bid tracking logs, customer history, and material management. 
  • Identify and recommend improvements to the bidding process. 
  • Maintain professional & technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or 10 years’ experience carpentry construction. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain a business relationship with clients and vendors. 
  • Experience estimating commercial and residential carpentry projects that include finish carpentry, and doors. 
  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards. 
  • Experience with estimating takeoff software. 
  • Experience estimating construction projects $10,000 to $5,000,000. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PlanSwift and Quickbooks.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.


  • Unparalleled work environment
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • A yearly review
  • Casual, yet professional work environment
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