Careers with Harrell

Harrell Remodeling is the leading full service Residential Design+ Build company in the Bay Area. We are known for our award-winning designs; excellent construction crews and craftsmanship; our Employee-Owned company and philosophies; a proven business process with 33+ years in business with unparalleled client satisfaction.

Are you tired of running all aspects of your own remodeling business? Are you looking for a fast-paced, yet fun and collaborative work environment? Are you a detail-oriented person with a passion for construction and estimating? Do you love figuring out the details of how a remodeling project will come together during construction? Do you appreciate the Design+Build approach to remodeling? Then we may have a place for you as a Design-Build Estimator / Specifier at Harrell Remodeling!

As a Design+Build Estimator / Specifier you will:

  • Meet with the Designer to understand the scope of work in advance, and work to produce preliminary and final estimates for a project.
  • Help coordinate the flow of design projects through the estimating/specifying phase
  • Schedule on-site visits with Designers, Production Team and Trade Specialists, and transfer project information.
  • Verify the accuracy of data such as existing measurements and site conditions, and consult with trade professionals regarding design feasibility.
  • Create material and labor estimate takeoffs.
  • Prepare conceptual estimates and letters, final contract specifications and construction contracts.
  • Work with the team to create a calendar for the project, including start and end dates.
  • Offer value-engineered design alternatives, paying special attention to client’s requests, as guided by cost considerations, code constraints, and design “buildability”.
  • “Redline” drawings as necessary when more information is required.
  • Assist Designers in the selection of custom materials, finish materials, fixtures, and appliances if requested
  • Arrange for the proper transfer of production packages to the Production Team
  • Maintain a standard materials price list.
  • Review job costs and update pricing information accordingly.

Your success factors:

  • 4+ years of experience in residential design/construction.
  • Computer proficiency and demonstrated skill in using software such as Word, Excel, Sage100, BuilderTrend (estimating software is a plus!)
  • Good interpersonal skills and concern for internal and external clients.
  • Current product and cost expertise for doors, windows, skylights, cabinetry (made to order and custom), lighting, plumbing fixtures, finishes (such as tile, stone, solid surfacing, and laminates), millwork, appliances, and flooring.
  • Understand the basics of all areas of residential construction, including, but not limited to demolition, concrete, framing, structural requirements, roofing, exterior finishes (stucco, siding, etc.) electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, flooring, painting, windows, hardware, etc.
  • If you meet all requirements, please submit resume and electronic portfolio to It is suggested that you become familiar with our work prior to applying for this position. Principals only, recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.

Reports to: Design Team Manager

Hours: Full-time position.

Compensation: We pay a competitive salary, offer a generous benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation days, paid sick days, paid medical and dental insurance, paid educational opportunities, profit bonuses, and the opportunity to grow and become a co-owner of a 100% Employee-Owned (ESOP) company.

Company: Harrell Remodeling is a leading full-service Residential Design+Build remodeling company on the San Francisco Peninsula. We are known for our award-winning designs, excellent construction crews and craftsmanship, our Employee-Owned company and philosophies, and a proven business process with 34+ years in business, and one of the Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces of 2019!