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.

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

Commercial Construction Internship

The Commercial Construction Intern position provides various means of support to the entire construction staff including Superintendents, Project Managers, Estimators, and our full time Project Engineers.

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.

Receptionist/Front Desk Intern-Part Time

AVB is seeking to hire a Business student to assist with front desk and accounting tasks with a starting pay of $10.00/hr. and increasing with experience. The ideal candidate would be a Freshman or Sophomore who desires a 3-4 year part-time position that accommodates their busy class schedule. This position offers a great opportunity to gain knowledge in a professional business environment while providing full flexibility for your classes. Working hours would consist of approximately 20 hours during the school year and full time during the summer.

Responsibilities:

Provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. Responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as basic bookkeeping duties.

Primary Duties:

• Answer phones

• Answer inquiries about company

• Greet visitors

• Ensure reception area is tidy

• Receive and sort mail/parcels and deliveries

• Perform basic bookkeeping, filing, and copying, scanning, and clerical duties

• Monitor and maintain office equipment

• Process checks, print charge invoices and reconcile p-cards

• Enter expenses, acquire, and attach checks

• provide general administrative and clerical support

• prepare correspondence and documents

• maintain conference rooms

• coordinate meetings and organize catering

• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• knowledge of administrative clerical procedures

• knowledge of computers and relevant software application

• knowledge of customer service principles and practices

• verbal and written communication skills

• professional personal presentation

• customer service orientation

• information management

• organizing and planning

• attention to detail

• initiative

• reliability

Selections Coordinator-Residential Construction

AVB is currently seeking a Selections Coordinator. This position is responsible for working with new homebuyers in assisting them with their color selections and options for interior and exterior finishes while creating a positive, welcoming and innovative experience.

Responsibilities:

• Schedule and complete selections appointments with homebuyer

• Assess homebuyers needs, preferences, and expectations regarding their lifestyle, desired budget and specific products for their new home

• Advise homebuyer on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and color and material coordination

• Ensure homebuyer is aware of all options available for product upgrades

• Manage homeowner allowances and deadlines of all selections of new homes

• Prepare estimates and change orders for projects

• Record and submit all selections for approval

• Provide complete product information detailing performance, durability, and maintenance of homebuyer selections

• Ensure timely completion of selections with homebuyer

• Follow up with all customer questions and concerns in regards to selections

• Follow up with all vendor questions and concerns about selections

• Complete selections for available model homes

• Researches and monitors industry design trends to sharpen skills and keep current

• Participate in design and supply of materials for Design Center

• Create and maintain product and/or selection information binders for Design Center

• Maintain adequate supply of product literature for Design Center

• Business sense to be client focused and to positively impact customer satisfaction at all levels of the sales/construction process

• Complete onsite walks to review progress of under construction homes

• Other duties as required

Requirements:

• 1-3 years prior experience in interior design

• Degree in Interior Design preferred but not required

• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

• Ability to work in a team environment

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Adaptable to changing work priorities while meeting deadlines

• Basic technology skills; including Microsoft Office, Outlook

CAD Drafter-Residential Construction

AVB is currently seeking an experienced Residential CAD Drafter who will be responsible for the layout of new home designs, modifying existing home designs, site plans, electrical drawings, structural detailing, hand sketching, window/door/joists and truss reviews, color renderings and spec brochures.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Analyzes data and reviews drawings and plans to ensure quality of work and project feasibility
•    Provides CAD support and develops solutions to problems
•    Produce full sets of working drawings; with extensive experience in floor plans, elevations, specifications and custom detailing using AutoCAD
•    Reviews drawing and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards
•    Reviews data to ensure compliance with the original design plans
•    Monitors compliance with building codes throughout the construction process
•    Reads and interprets redline markups and modifies to working drawings
•    Tracks project status to adheres to schedule for project completion and distribution
•    Uses manual drawing skills for plans that cannot be computer generated
•    Maintain construction documents
•    Visits construction sites to collect data for drawings
•    Distributes information to sales team, estimating team and construction team
•    Works with other team members to refine standards and processes
•    Consults with clients to understand their instructions and to answer questions
•    Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
•    Bachelor Degree in CAD or an Associate’s Degree program at a technical school or community college and/or professional certification
•    7-10 years of working experience with recent versions of AutoCAD, preferred
•    AutoCAD Architecture (previously called ADT Architectural Desktop)
•    Adobe Photoshop and/or Elements
•    Bluebeam and/or Adobe Professional
•    Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Publisher
•    Working knowledge of residential building methods/techniques and construction blueprints
•    1-3 year construction industry experience a plus
•    Must be able to provide accurate, detailed drawings under strict time lines and follow directions closely
•    Must possess the ability to understand and solve design issues
•    Ability to communicate effectively with both external and internal customers
 

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

Estimator: Residential Construction

AVB is currently seeking a Residential Construction Estimator.

The Estimator assists the Sr. Estimator in performing complete, detailed material and labor take-offs for all residential home plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparation of detailed cost estimates for all jobs using architectural drawings, specifications, and selection sheets

  • Assist in monitoring variance between estimated costs and actual costs

  • Assist in preparation of detailed cost estimates for all optional features offered in each residential housing series

  • Updates yearly and maintains an estimating notebook with updated unit costs for all Trade Contractors

  • Organize an overall bidders list including at least three (3) bidders in each category

  • Seeks out and finds competitive pricing from a variety of sources

  • Assist and initiates a Bid Summary Sheet when bidding out new product that clearly displays the comparison of pricing between Trade Contractor bids

  • Participate in meetings with Trade Contractors and vendors as needed to complete the bidding, contracting, and negotiating processes for each new job

  • Provide bidding instructions for Trade Contractors when the bids are sent out for pricing

  • Assist in issuing detailed and accurate Purchase Orders to all appropriate vendors and Trade Contractors

  • Assist in responding to all clarification concerns from Trade Contractors regarding scope of Work and Specifications

  • Assist Sr. Estimator in resolving all issues with Purchase Orders including: accuracy, clarity of description, pricing, and computer software

  • Assist Project Managers in resolving Purchase Order and Change Order questions regarding the intended Scope of Work and/or material detail

  • Assists the Sr. Estimator with the bidding phase of the contracting processes

  • Assist in the request of any applicable sketches, drawings, or other descriptive information from the Architect as needed to properly explain required details on the working drawings

  • Provides 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 3-5 years estimating and field experience.

  • Knowledge of residential construction and estimating processes

  • 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 aggressive deadlines with accuracy

  • Knowledge of Timberline Estimating & Bluebeam

Maintenance Technician-Greenspire Apartments

Greenspire Apartments is currently hiring for a Full Time Maintenance Technician.

Responsibilities:

•    Performs general maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment.
•    Performs basic rough and finished carpentry repair of walls, doors, fences, window frames.
•    Performs glazier work by removing broken glass, putty or plastic, replaces windows and door hardware, replaces glass for window, doors and light fixtures.
•    Performs basic electrical repair work for switches, outlets, plugs, cables, appliances, lighting and intercom systems.
•    Performs basic plumbing repairs such as leaks or breaks, opens clogged lines and drains, replaces seals and other minor parts, hot water heaters and other appliances.
•    Changes filters, works on air conditioning and furnaces.
•    Performs pool opening and closing.
•    Maintain pool chemicals.  
•    Other duties as required.

Requirements:
•    High School Diploma or equivalent
•    Monday through Friday, some weekends
•    Must be on an on-call rotation every third or fourth weekend for seven days
•    Must have own tools
•    Use of a variety of hand and power tools
•    Perform a variety of physical labor including climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time.
•    Positive attitude
•    Reliable transportation
•    Valid driver’s license
•    Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test
 

Leasing Consultant-Greenspire Apartments

The Leasing Consultant is responsible for performing all tasks related to renting apartments including generating traffic, handling telephone inquiries, greeting prospective residents in person, touring prospective residents throughout the apartment community, demonstrating model apartments, qualifying prospects, and closing the sale by obtaining a lease application and deposit. 

Responsibilities:

•    Provides tours of apartments and community to potential residents for purpose of leasing apartments.
•    Discusses with potential residents the advantage of leasing at the property.
•    Processes rental applications by completing credit checks, criminal background checks, and landlord references.
•    Notifies prospective residents whether rental applications are approved or denied and schedules move-in when appropriate.
•    Completes all move-in paperwork including the lease and accompanying addendums in accordance with site administrative procedures.
•    Orients new residents to community.
•    Provides exceptional customer service by responding quickly and courteously to resident concerns and questions, taking prompt action to solve problems, and documenting and conveying resident requests for maintenance to the maintenance staff.
•    Receives rent payments from residents, completes resident receipts, post rent payments to resident accounts and updates resident records.
•    Reviews resident notices to vacate and advises residents of their responsibilities. 
•    Assists in monitoring, distributing and follow-up on renewals.
•    Completes all administrative documentation for the move-out process.
•    Maintains company website and social media sites.
•    Represents the company in a professional manner at all times.
•    Other duties as required.

Requirements:
•    High School Diploma or equivalent
•    2 years of leasing experience with demonstrated sales ability
•    Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work effectively on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, demanding environment
•    Must be reliable and follow through on commitments
•    Must produce timely work to required- or higher-standards, and pitches in to get the job completed
•    Must be proficient in computer programs, including MS Word and Excel. 
•    Weekend availability required.


 

Groundskeeper-Greenspire Apartments

The Groundskeeper is responsible for the upkeep of grounds, amenities, building exteriors and leasing office, parking lots and other community buildings.

Responsibilities:

•    Meticulous upkeep of grounds, amenities, building exteriors and leasing office, parking lots and other community buildings.
•    Performs grounds keeping and janitorial duties.
•    Removes trash from office areas and apartment community perimeter on a daily basis.
•    Trims and edge around walks, flower beds, mulch/apply fertilizer, trim shrubs and pull weeds, cut down trees, limbs.
•    Blows parking lots, sidewalks, carports.
•    Spreads salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup.
•    Shovels snow.
•    Provides care, maintenance and inventory of all supplies and equipment owned by the property.
•    Schedules pool opening by ensuring pool is running and maintained along with pool furniture/flower beds/trash.
•    Maintains community boats.
•    Reports unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding the property.
•    Other duties as required.

Requirements:

•    High School Diploma or equivalent
•    Monday through Friday, some weekends.  
•    Must be available on snow days at 5 a.m.
•    Positive attitude
•    Reliable transportation
•    Valid driver’s license
•    Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test

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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