Our award-winning residential design-build firm is seeking a Lead Carpenter.

Estate Homes was founded on the belief that designers and builders should work together. We are a true design-build firm that employs Architects, Interior Designers, and Builders dedicated to creating beautiful and thoughtfully crafted spaces for clients throughout the SeattleBellevue area. We specialize in everything from small remodels to brand new custom homes.

We have a fun and collaborative culture and we are looking for a Lead Carpenter interested in helping us build beautiful and noteworthy projects.

We offer competitive compensation, medical, dental, retirement plan, PTO, and Paid holidays


The Lead Carpenter is directly responsible for the on-site project management and is required to possess the highest level of carpentry, scheduling, project budget, job site safety, maintain regular client contact and ensuring that company policies and procedures are upheld. This position is responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction throughout the project within the means of the construction contract.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum five years carpentry experience
  • Good communication, job coordination and supervisory skills
  • Extensive rough and finish carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods and techniques
  • Must have a good working knowledge of related building trades
  • The ability to interact and communicate well with your crew, subcontractors, and the client
  • Teaching skills
  • Reliable work vehicle
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work on a consistent basis, including lifting 100 pounds
  • Washington driver’s license

Position Requirements

  • Perform carpentry at the highest level.
  • Supervise laborers, carpenters and subcontractors. Monitor quality, and motivate crew.
  • Expedite timely completion of the work to maintain schedule and budget goals.
  • Ensure job site safety, protection and maintenance of company tools, and enforce all job site rules.
  • Maintain regular client contact for duration of projects and assist with requested updates
  • Train carpenters
  • Read and interpret paperwork, including all plans and specifications. Bring questions, discrepancies and unusual conditions to the attention of the Production Manager.
  • Provide necessary information to Sales Staff for change notices. You must understand change order procedure and ensure that all change orders are written up and signed prior to implementation.
  • Understand the scope of the work and discuss all requests for additional work with the Production Manager and Design Staff.
  • Maintain the permit box with plans, construction documentation, engineering letters, etc.
  • Participate in pre-construction conference, job site inspections with the Production Manager and Sales Staff, local building department inspections, and final (end of job inspections).
  • Request help as required, anticipating the need for additional carpenters so they can be scheduled in a timely fashion.
  • You are responsible for reporting late subcontractors, discipline problems, problems with schedules and keeping the Production Manager informed of job status.
  • Coordinate subcontractors with Production Manager. You must plan ahead for timely material delivery and subcontractor start dates.
  • Responsible for ensuring end of day procedures are handled. Clean up, weather protection, and security. Must notify clients in advance of service interruption.
  • Act as a customer liaison throughout the project. You will be the primary contact for the customer throughout the project. Provide solutions to their questions, soliciting help from the Production Manager and Design Staff when necessary.
  • Provide job safety for clients, subcontractors, and employees. Inspect all equipment for proper safety features and ensure unsafe conditions are corrected.
  • Maintain discipline of employees and subcontractors on job. You are responsible for maintaining correct dress and behavior standards on the job.
  • Responsible for all company tools on your job.
  • Miscellaneous other duties as required.


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