Drees Homes

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Builder Trainee

Builder Trainee

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Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Various communities

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Drees Homes ranks as the thirty-second largest homebuilder in the country as well as the fourteenth largest privately-owned homebuilder in the country.


Our company’s mission is to be America’s leading private homebuilder.  We are focused on delivering to our customers the home and features that they uniquely desire with the craftsmanship, durability and an 85-year reputation that's uniquely Drees.


Drees has been recognized with many prestigious industry honors, including the home building industry’s equivalent of the Triple Crown, winning all three major industry awards: America's Best Builder in 1998 and again in 2008; the National Housing Quality Award in 1994; and National Builder of the Year in 1991.


Headquartered in Fort Mitchell, KY, the company began in 1928 and has operations in Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Frederick, MD; Washington, DC; Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.






If you’re interested in building a career with an established leader in the homebuilding industry, this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.  We are seeking candidates for the position of Builder Trainee for our Washington, D.C. residential operations.


The objective of this position will be to assist an experienced Builder / Superintendent on the job in subdivisions of high volume or in multiple subdivision locations as part of a structured training program to become a Builder. 


The Builder Trainee Program is designed to train, prepare and develop Trainees for future Builder positions within the organization.  The expectation is to expose these individuals to every facet of the construction process from customer plan signing through the first year's warranty program.  Training will be in the form of shadowing, classroom and on the job training through a formalized program consisting of 9 modules. 



Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Oversee the progress and quality of all jobs under construction 
  • Set and maintain high standards of performance by subcontractors and suppliers
  • Control costs by managing material usage
  • Be proactive in answering customer questions about the building process
  • Take an active part in subdivision and model maintenance
  • Comply with OSHA regulations and other safety requirements
  • Create framing, mechanical and insulation punch lists
  • Utilize internal software/systems to show progress of job completion
  • Other duties as necessary


Knowledge and Skills:


  • The ability to assist with scheduling, cost control and quality control
  • A self-motivated individual with a high energy level as well as a positive attitude
  • The ability to hold subcontractors accountable for their work
  • Strong work ethic, eager to learn and customer focused
  • An individual who is dependable, detail oreinted and open to change
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Verbal and written communication proficiencies with internal and external customers
  • Basic computer skills 



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management or a related field
  • Construction related experience.  (This could be through an internship, short term position while in school, etc).  
  • Experience using an iPad is ideal!


The schedule of this position is typically Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM, plus additional hours as necessary. 


We offer a competitive salary as well as benefits package including profit sharing and 401(k) plans. 



Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place


To learn more about Drees Homes, please visit our website – www.dreeshomes.com.