Lester Buildings Charleston , IL 61920

Posted 3 weeks ago


We're proud to boast a high retention rate, with many employees celebrating 20, 30 and 40 year milestones! Since 1947, Lester Buildings has grown from its modest beginnings to an industry leader due to our employees' dedication and drive to innovate.

We are currently looking for an Estimator in Charleston, IL to join our growing team!

Why us? Simple. We offer:

  • Full Benefits

  • 401k match

  • Profit sharing

  • Informal dress code

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Small, family orientated company atmosphere

  • Discount on building materials

  • Fun company events


  • 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 (Lester Buildings proprietary software) 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.


Lester Buildings offers competitive pay based on experience and a full time benefits package. We're looking for motivated individuals who are looking to develop and grow with us. We want you to fit in. We want you to thrive. Let's plan for excellence!

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