Careers At ABA

We’re a passionate team with a high value for building relationships and trust, collaborating and finding solutions, and honoring the promises we make to our clients and each other. A big part of our success can be credited to our Design-Build process, which leverages the skill, expertise, and dedication of our entire team to ensure high-quality and efficient results. It is our mission to create enriching spaces and lasting value, transforming the place our clients live into the homes they love. We reinforce this mission by sharing core values of integrity, accountability, and passion for excellence.

Our team cares deeply about the impact we have on everyone involved in the project — clients, coworkers, vendors, contractors, neighbors and the community at large— and we take pride in celebrating successes together. At ABA, we are committed to fostering an environment that is both productive and fulfilling. Our goal is to create a work atmosphere that promotes joy, personal growth, and lasting success.

We are actively seeking talented individuals who are eager to contribute to and share in our success. If you are interested in becoming a part of our growing team, we invite you to review the current job openings listed below or reach out to our recruiting team at careers@designbuildmadison.com.

ABA employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation packages ABA employees earn competitive salaries and all full-time employees are eligible to participate in a 401k with up to 4% employer contribution.
  • Paid health and life insurance Depending on the type of position, ABA covers 65% of our employees’ single or family insurance premiums for medical and 75% for dental and vision, and 100% life insurance, beginning on the first of the month following DOH.
  • PTO and paid holidays All our full-time employees have PTO, as well as seven paid holidays each year plus a paid birthday holiday.
  • Career growth and advancement opportunities We support our employees’ professional development through training, performance reviews, our education reimbursement program, volunteer opportunities, and industry networking.

Current Openings:

Production Manager

The Production Manager at Architectural Building Arts is a pivotal role responsible for the comprehensive management of the production department. This senior-level, salaried position oversees all production activities to ensure efficiency, quality, and client satisfaction. The Production Manager also plays a crucial role in strategic planning and leadership.

This role requires extensive experience in the remodeling and construction industry, strong leadership and decision-making skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Production Manager will consult with the sales and design team during project development, oversee the entire production department, and ensure projects move seamlessly from pre-construction through to final completion.

Key responsibilities include maintaining and communicating master production schedules, managing departmental budgets, developing and implementing safety programs, recruiting and developing team members, and ensuring compliance with company policies and standards. The Production Manager also oversees production warehouse management and equipment inventory, manages trade partner relationships, troubleshoots with the production team and ensures all work meets the company’s high-quality standards.

Production Manager candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience as a Project and/or Production Manager overseeing multiple projects.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience with strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and control costs.
  • Degree in Construction Management or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in remodeling and construction trades.
  • Proficiency in project management software; experience with Buildertrend or similar software is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and task management abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer relations skills.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours as needed.
  • Must provide an insured vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Key Accountabilities
  • Manage, supervise and lead the production department
  • Provide technical input for projects in development
  • Manage collective production and labor schedule
  • Advance projects through pre-construction phase
  • Direct, monitor and maintain project resources
  • Deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Control production quality standards
  • Drive project schedules and oversee project budgets
  • Act as a technical advisor for projects in production
  • Guide projects through final construction stages
  • Manage client expectations and ensure ongoing client satisfaction
  • Expedite and coordinate client warranty requests
  • Participate in leadership and strategic planning activities

Project Manager

Our on-site Project Managers are charged with managing all aspects of our residential remodeling projects. You will manage schedules and timelines, labor budgets, job costs, ensure quality of work and supervise work performed by support carpenters and trade partners, as well as interact with clients. This is a full-time, “bags on” management position requiring on-site project supervision while performing rough and finish carpentry work. You will collaborate with our Sales and Design team during all phases of the project and work alongside a Production Manager to ensure efficient and successful completion of projects.

Project Manager candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • 8-10 years direct experience in residential remodeling, with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in all areas of residential carpentry.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage carpenters and tradespeople, as well as maintain positive relationships with clients.
  • Good judgement, high ethical standards and a strong work ethic.
  • Experience in a digital environment; working with computers, tablets and cell phones
  • Dependable work transportation, carpentry tools, and proper work gear (boots, safety glasses, etc).
Key Accountabilities
  • Manage client, trades and employee relationships
  • Read, analyze and actualize field plans
  • Manage job schedules and labor budgets
  • Site management, safety and cleanliness
  • Perform carpentry tasks for assigned jobs
  • Maintain project management software records, daily logs and job entries
  • Deliver projects on time and on budget

Lead Carpenter / Carpenter I & II

Our carpenters play an integral role at ABA, supporting our Project Managers with remodeling projects and assisting with small jobs and warranty work.

We are currently looking for a Lead Carpenter with the desire and drive to run small jobs along with supporting larger projects. This is a perfect role for someone who is interested in a future as a project manager. Candidates should be organized with a proactive mindset and have some experience managing small to mid-size construction projects.

Openings are also available for level I or II carpenters. A carpenter at Architectural Building Arts is an hourly position with great benefits and an opportunity for career advancement. Candidates should have experience working within the construction industry; a technical degree or certification in carpentry is preferred.

All candidates should have experience in residential construction. A background in remodeling is preferred. This position requires an individual who is self motivated, dependable, an effective communicator, and efficient with time management. Job requirements include proficiency in the following carpentry areas: framing, windows and exterior doors, siding and exterior trim, interior doors and trim, cabinetry and built-ins.

Key Requirements
  • Support Project Managers
  • Rough-in carpentry skills (framing, roofing, siding, etc)
  • Finish carpentry skills (trim, cabs, doors, etc)
  • Safe and proper use of hand and power tools
  • Maintain a safe and clean job site
  • Assist with small jobs and warranty work
  • Support trades as needed
  • Work independently or as a team

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