Drees Homes

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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 a long standing reputation that's uniquely Drees.


Drees Homes, family-owned and operated for almost 90 years, is ranked as the thirty-second largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the fourteent largest privately-owned home builder in the country.


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, National Housing Quality Award and National Builder of the Year.


Headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees operates in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL;  Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia ; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TX.  The company operates as “Drees Custom Homes” in Texas.


If you are interested in building a career with an established leader in the homebuilding industry, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for!


We are seeking a motivated, self-starter for an entry-level Estimator position working out of our Division office location in Austin, TX.


In this position you will be responsible for performing costing, estimating, pricing, and cost analysis of home products and bill of materials.  We are willing to train the right candidate to accurately estimate building materials.    


Duties and Responsibilities:


•Communicate with trade partners and oversee cost codes
•Prepare detailed estimates and purchase orders for all product in a timely manner while ensuring accuracy
•Utilize estimating software to verify take-offs and resolve disputes
•Update and maintain bid pricing from all vendors
•Establish working relationships with vendors/subcontractors to enhance effective communication
Provide cost analysis on use of new products, processes and options

•Other duties as assigned


Desired Knowledge and Skills: 


•Ability to read bidsets, architectural plans as well as construct cost estimates
•Understand construction means and methods
•Experience conducting bid analysis and bidding procurement

•Analytical, detail-minded, and a good communicator (internal and external customers)
•Self-motivated to be able to multi-task and meet deadlines
•A problem solver who can take ownership of projects

A team player with the ability to adapt quickly to change



•College degree in a related field of study

•Strong general computer skills, advanced skill level in Excel
•Previous estimating experience preferred

Residential construction field experience a plus

•Prior experience with JD Edwards and/or On Screen programs preferred 


The schedule of this position will be Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM plus additional hours as necessary. 


Excellent hourly rate, bonus potential, plus a comprehensive benefits package including profit sharing and 401(k).


Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place


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