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

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

Director of Property Management

AVB is currently seeking a Director of Property Management.  This position will be responsible for the overall leadership of and management of several commercial real estate properties and a large market-rate multi-family owned by AVB and its related real estate companies.  

Responsibilities:

•    Manage properties by reviewing all pertinent documents to ensure compliance with leases, ensuring that all Fair Housing and related laws are complied with, 
•    Inspect properties to ensure high level of property aesthetics and quality, 
•    Develop and maintain excellent relationships with tenants to ensure a high level of tenant satisfaction, including best-in-class residential and commercial tenant experiences,
•    Assist accounting by assessing common area maintenance charges and capital project projection and execution,
•    Identify, manage, execute and track special and capital construction projects, capital improvement repair and replace projects and expenditures,
•    Develop and adhere to property management policies and procedures, 
•    Assist Director of Marketing & Leasing with the leasing of properties by sharing information and creating long-term satisfied clients,
•    Develop long-range real estate utilization planning, strategic space planning and efficient property management,
•    Monitor performance to budget and the competitive market, adjust strategies accordingly,
•    Provide real estate asset management for maximizing the utilization, performance and value of the portfolio of assets that are owned, leased and/or managed,
•    Ensure the proper execution of business strategies and company initiatives, including all milestones, measurements, budgets, and deliverables, while ensuring compliance with the company direction and vision,
•    Model the highest standards of property management professionalism; lead the training and development of team members through coaching, motivating, and mentoring on company culture, business goals, financial management, and sound business judgment,
•    Lead the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and retention of diverse talent who enhance company culture; create accountability and ownership among team members through communication of clear expectations, supervision, and provision of timely performance feedback,
•    Properties include, but are not limited to:
•    604 unit market rate apartment complex
•    Retail Shopping Centers
o    Corner @ Drake – 
    53,000 sq. ft. inline
    Three (3) bank pad sites
    Two future restaurant sites
    One 50,000 sq. ft. retailer site
o    River Crossings
    66,000 sq. ft. retail center
o    Quest Center
    90,000 sq. ft. retail center
o    Gull Road
    5601 Gull Road – 7,800 sq. ft. retail center
    5625 Gull Road – 6,250 sq. ft. retail center
    5901 Gull Road – 11,000 sq. ft. retail center
    5460 Gull Road –  7,400 sq. ft. retail center
•    Office Building
    7953 Adobe Road – 20,000  sq. ft. office building
•    Other Land leases
o    Restaurant Pad – Westnedge
•    Vacant Land
o    Over 250 acres of vacant commercial and mixed use land
•    Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  

•    Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of property management experience, with required experience in multi-family housing,
•    Proven history of leading by example, ensuring both the empowerment and accountability of team members at all levels,
•    Proven history of building strategic relationships aligned on goals and focused on creating value for customers,
•    Strong communication and computer skills are a must, as well as interpersonal skills and focus on teamwork,
•    Strong strategic planning and management skills,
•    Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and oversee effective operation of other administrative functions.
 

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.

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
 

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.

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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