Careers at AVB


Are you ready to Build Something Better?

With over 30 years of history, AVB is a leading regional construction and development firm offering expertise in both residential and commercial new construction, major remodeling projects, and real estate development.

AVB’s mission and vision is to create lasting value through excellence in construction and development.  We always give the extra effort to BUILD SOMETHING BETTER while developing long-term relationships that stand behind every endeavor.

We have career opportunities to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

In addition, we’re always in need of the following:

  • Superintendents-Commercial, Residential
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Carpenters (Trim, Framers)
  • Construction Assistants

If you are looking for more than a job, see how AVB can get you on the right path to a rewarding career. Send a resume with cover letter to careers@avbinc.com to begin a new career path with AVB. AVB is an equal opportunity employer.

The AVB Culture

We are a team of collaborators and innovators who are constantly listening and thinking, sharing expertise and knowledge and best practices. We are craftsmen who explore the unique innovations of two distinctively different worlds- of residential construction and commercial, and find ways to bring those worlds together, one to enhance the other. We are people who put our heads together to devise solutions and to create more than another cookie cutter home or shoebox building. We have the best and brightest people anywhere. In addition to being extremely talented, our management and employees are genuinely good people who respect and support each other. AVB offers a competitive compensation package.

Our employees and the values we share set us apart and make AVB a great place to work.  Our values include:

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We say what we mean and mean what we say.
  • CLIENTS: We provide excellent service to each client.
  • COMMUNITY: We participate in charitable and sustaining ways.
  • EDUCATION: We support the education of our team and others.
  • FAMILY: We understand the importance of family for our team and for our community.
  • FUN: We enjoy what we do.
  • HEALTH: We work to take care of ourselves.
  • HONESTY: You can count on us to always be truthful.
  • PASSION: We love excelling at what we do.
  • PROFITS: So we can reinvest in our business and community.
  • RELATIONSHIPS: Nothing is more valuable than our relationships with our clients.

Benefits

AVB offers the following benefits based on employment status:

  • Medical, Prescription and Dental
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Voluntary Life
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health/Wellness Benefits

Current Job Postings

Construction Assistant/Laborer - Residential

AVB is currently seeking a Construction Assistant/Laborer - Residential.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors all lots to ensure that the proper signage is in place at all times including the posting of permits and MSDS requirements
  • Provides safe access to all homes by installing temporary boardwalks, stairways, handrails, etc on a daily basis
  • Keep jobsites clean for trim carpenters
  • Maintains cleanliness along streets and on developed sites in the assigned AVB community
  • Cleans and sweeps the interiors of all homes on a regular basis
  • Inspects homes, after each phase of construction, and removes all salvageable materials which can be returned for credit.
  • Assists the Project Manager with material ordering when necessary
  • Work with trade contractors as directed by the Project Manager
  • Runs errands as needed
  • Complete tasks in accordance with the Laborer Checklist
  • Performs all duties within the scope of AVB Safety Policies & Procedures
  • Keeps AVB pickup clean interior and exterior
  • Is able to perform tasks as needed without a list from the Project Manager
  • Installs mailboxes
  • Empty construction trash bins
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to drive a company truck

Compensation is commensurate based on experience.

Accounting Clerk

AVB is currently seeking an Accounting Clerk.

Responsibilities:
•    Assist with monthly close and financial statement preparation
•    Accounts payables and receivables activities
•    Processing of payroll with a third party
•    Reconciliation activities including customer and GL accounts
•    Improve and streamline existing practices
•    Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
•    Associate degree preferred
•    2-5 years of professional experience in accounting preferred
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Time management and organizational skills
•    Ability to work independently
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
•    Knowledge of Timberline helpful but not required
 

Estimator: Commercial Construction

AVB is currently seeking a Commercial Construction Estimator.

The Estimator projects and controls construction costs by collecting and studying information and performs complete, detailed material and labor take-offs for all commercial plans.  

Responsibilities:
•    Review the project, determines the scope of work to be completed and prepares a detailed cost estimate for all projects by using architectural drawings, specifications, and selection sheets
•    Identify and quantify cost factors, such as production time and raw material, equipment, and labor expenses required
•    Contact subcontractors and vendors to solicit competitive pricing
•    Analyze different quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers
•    Collaborate with Project Managers, engineers, architects, owners and contractors on estimates
•    Prepare thorough take-offs and bid estimates
•    Monitor variance between estimated costs and actual costs
•    Evaluate a product’s cost effectiveness or profitability
    Work with architects, engineers and contractors to determine the most cost-effective method of construction for a particular project
•    Provide general administrative support including routine processing of correspondence from rough or revised draft, data entry, preparation of miscellaneous reports, filling and copying
    Other duties assigned

Requirements:
•    Equivalent trade experience and knowledge, minimum 2-5 years estimating and field experience
    Knowledge of commercial construction and estimating processes.  This includes reviewing, understanding, and performing take-offs on architectural plans; pricing/securing materials and building final job estimates
•    Planning and scheduling skills
    Understanding of project forecasting and projections
•    Ability to read and understand blueprints
•    Strong analytical and organizational skills
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Time management and organizational skills
•    Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Project
•    Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy

 

Trim Carpenter

AVB is currently seeking a Trim Carpenter.

Responsibilities:

  • Installs Kitchen and Bath cabinets 
  • Installs laminate or cultured marble countertops
  • Installs base and casing as required
  • Builds columns as specified
  • Builds mantles as specified
  • Installs stair systems as specified and per code
  • Hangs pre-hung doors level and plumb
  • Installs hardware as specified
  • Installs base shoe in designated areas
  • Installs chair rail and crown molding as specified

Requirements:

  • GED or HS Diploma
  • 2+ years of carpentry experience
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Superintendent: Commercial Construction

AVB is currently seeking qualified Commercial Construction Superintendents and Senior Commercial Construction Superintendents.

Responsibilities:

The Commercial Construction Superintendent provides management oversight for the construction phase of the project, to include monitoring and controlling the project schedule, budgeting, quality, safety and environmental concerns, resource management: materials and equipment, subcontractor coordination, and ensuring that specifications are being followed.  The Superintendent ensures work is proceeding on schedule and within budget, while promoting and enhancing client relationships and the company image.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years or more of experience assisting or supervising construction projects of increasing complexity.
  • Must have strong organization and leadership skills and a commitment to safety.
  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Must be computer literate.

Project Manager: Commercial Construction

AVB is currently seeking a Commercial Construction Project Manager.

The Commercial Project Manager provides project leadership and is responsible for the overall success of the project, including owner satisfaction, financial success, quality, schedule and safety.  The Project Manager also participates in the interview preparation for negotiated projects; assists in preparing the estimate, writing bid scopes, scheduling and planning of the project; and evaluating and determining appropriate construction methods while managing and maintaining relationships with subcontractors and trades.  

Responsibilities:

  • Defines the goals of the project by developing drafts that outline the specific objectives expected from a project.
  • Identifies the teams that will be involved during the project and identifies their responsibilities and duties.
  • Coordinates the efforts of different team members involved in a project.
  • Develops the plan for a project by defining the different elements required along with an assigned timeline.
  • Develops project specific budgets and schedules.
  • Ensures the team achieves the projects deliverables without unnecessary delays by working closely with different department to make sure no setbacks or difficulties arise.
  • Monitors and directs the scope of the project by identifying which tasks are high priorities.
  • Balances the needs of the different tasks against the available resources and the project deadline.
  • Analyzes prepared budgets, makes suggestions on cost-cutting methods and sends periodic status reports to accounting.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent preferred but not required.
  • 5+ years of project management experience in the construction industry
  • Solid work knowledge and prior experience with commercial construction
  • Ability to interpret drawings, specifications, inspection reports, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills to interact with both Subs and Clients
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Project software

Project Manager: Residential Construction

AVB is currently seeking a qualified Residential Construction Project Manager.

Responsibilities:

The Residential Project Manager’s primary function is to manage, schedule and supervise all jobsite activities while adhering to established budgets; be responsible for project schedule, quality, and safety; participate in interview preparations for negotiated bids; assist in writing bid scopes and the scheduling and planning of awarded projects; evaluate and determine appropriate construction methods; inspect all work to ensure compliance with plans and specifications and local building codes, improve and streamline existing practices, manage and maintain professional relationships between suppliers, subcontractors, trades, peers and homeowners; and other related duties.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or related discipline is preferred
  • 3-5 years applicable experience preferred
  • Knowledge of safe construction practices and OSHA/MIOSHA regulations
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Good organizational skills, ability to work independently and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills with competency in MS Office suite
  • Exceptional attitude, responsible and self-motivated

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