Material Estimator

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A Carter Lumber Estimator performs material take-offs on commercial buildings. Requires accurate knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the building construction industry.



  • Performs material take-offs for commercial designs from a variety of blueprints in a timely manner.
  • Reviews construction documents and understands material to bid.
  • Reviews and fixes potential inaccuracies in material lists.

Field Support:

  • Works directly with the outside sales representatives regarding all aspects of blueprints.
  • Follows up with the status of take-offs and assists Outside Sales Representatives/Installed Sales Manager in the selling of projects.

Physical Aspects:

  • Ability to spend long periods of time on the phone
  • Ability to type
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time

Equipment Use:

  • Personal computer and various software
  • Copier, fax machine and other office equipment


• Understanding of commercial construction standards

• Ability to read blueprints

• 3-4 years experience in light commercial construction or 2 years in estimating

• Building material sales experience

• Working knowledge of Professional Estimating Software

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook


Medical Insurance

Vision Insurance

Dental Insurance

Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Employer-matching 401(k) Plan

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