Lester Building Systems, LLC

  • Estimator

    Job Location US-MN-Lester Prairie
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Lester Buildings, a leader in post-frame (pole barn) construction has an exciting full-time Estimator opportunity based in our Lester Prairie location. We are a safety conscious, quality-minded, team oriented company. 


    This position will work with all Lester Sales Representatives (Dealers, Area Managers and Territory Managers) to create and prepare price quote proposals in IMPROV (Lester Buildings proprietary software) for projects that the Lester Sales Representative cannot price themselves.  Additionally, this position will be crossed trained to enter orders and will assist with entering orders as needed.


    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Work directly with Lester Sales Representatives (Dealers/Area Managers/Territory Managers) to understand project needs and time-line.
    • Work with Engineering to determine engineering requirements.
    • Procure costs for non-standard purchased components used in Lester projects from approved suppliers; use these costs and approved mark-ups to provide custom price quote proposals.
    • Create price proposals in IMPROV for components, assemblies and buildings sourced through LBS such as trusses, floor systems, and entire building projects.  Apply approved mark-ups.
    • Complete IMPROV file.
    • Manage workload with another Estimator as needed.
    • Support Order Entry as needed.  


    • An Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree in a construction related field is preferred.
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of work-related experience. 
    • Working knowledge of construction with prior estimating/ price quote proposal experience.
    • Experience with AutoCAD and reading blueprints is required.
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail is critical.
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
    • Excellent customer service skills including responsiveness and follow up to customer inquiries. 
    • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • The ability to multi-task.
    • The ability to manage and prioritize workload. 
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • A working knowledge of EPICOR and knowledge of IMPROV is plus.


    Pay is competitive and based on experience.  Full-time benefits package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, PTO and Holiday Pay, Bonuses, 401k Savings Plan, and Short and Long Term Disability.  Come join our team and help build someone’s dream!


    Apply online at www.lesterbuildings.com


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