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

Customer Care Coordinator-Residential Homes

AVB is currently seeking a Customer Care Coordinator-Residential Homes.

This position provides support to the Customer Care Department by ensuring AVB meets all warranty obligations to each customer.  This position works with subcontractors and communicates information back to the Customer Care Department to improve and exceed customer satisfaction and quality objectives.  Ensures all warranty issues are satisfied through prompt, courteous, and efficient service by maintaining rapport with customer at all times.  

Responsibilities:
•    Answers homeowner calls and schedules appointments for service to ensure prompt attention.
•    Coordinates service calls between AVB’s subcontractors and homeowners.
•    Works closely with subcontractors to provide excellent customer service through warranty service and administration.
•    Assigns work to subcontractors and follows up on scheduled subcontractor appointments with homeowners.
•    Develops and maintains regular and effective proactive communications with internal customer and homeowners.
•    Manages and ensures completion of homeowner warranty issues within a timely manner.
•    Responsible for accurate and complete documentation in homeowner file.
•    Processes and maintains data daily and records the information in an online warranty tracking system.
•    Schedule homeowner orientations and follow-up visits with the homeowner, after orientation, to assure customer satisfaction.
•    Holds partners and suppliers accountable to schedule system and confirm schedule on a daily basis.
•    Maintain positive homeowner relations, provide homeowner with knowledgeable, timely and professional service.
•    Evaluate subcontractors and product performance.  
•    Work with Customer Care Manager on special projects as needed.
•    Participate and attend department meetings
•    Keep accurate service request logs and documentation of all work performed
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned

Requirements:
•    HS diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
•    2-5 years customer service experience, preferably in the construction industry
•    Computer literate in MS Office suite.  Timberline software experience helpful but not required.
•    Must be able to deal effectively with confrontational situations and maintain objectivity in customer relations.
•    Capable of working to resolve sometimes difficult claims with customers.
•    Detail oriented, works well under pressure, capable of handling multiple tasks with simultaneous deadlines.
•    Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to represent AVB in a positive, professional manner
•    Proven provider of consistent and exceptional customer service
 

Project Engineer Intern-Commercial Construction

AVB is currently seeking a Project Engineer Intern:  Commercial Construction.

AVB offers part time flexible hours around classes; and full time during the summer.

The Project Engineer Intern position provides administrative support to the our entire construction staff including Superintendents, Project Managers, Estimators, and our full time Project Engineers. 

Responsibilities:
•    Assist in gathering and distributing information to team members
•    Assist in organizing and reviewing subcontractor bids
•    Coordinate and process all change management items and project documentation (bid documents, contracts, submittals, RFIs, bulletins, meeting minutes, closeouts, Timberline, etc.) 
•    Organize and disperse contracts, insurance requirements, administrative letters, etc. to Contractors
•    Maintain job files
•    Updates and maintains communication lists
•    Prepare meeting minutes for all job meetings
•    Update project cost changes to various documents (ASIs, RFIs, bulletins, RFTs, etc.)
•    Update drawings and specs
•    Manage project closeout
•    Ensure company procedures and standards are maintained
•    Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
•    Students in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or equivalent preferred but not required.
•    Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications preferred but not required. 
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Time management and organizational skills
•    Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

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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