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Posted: 05/06/2014

Wattle & Daub Contractors

Wattle & Daub Contractors is a general contractor that focuses exclusively on historic restoration and preservation. Because we have built our business model around a reputation for outstanding quality, Wattle & Daub provides an ideal environment for true craftspeople to practice their crafts, with our projects ranging in size and grandeur from rustic log cabins and farm structures to courthouses and state capitols. Even our managers are craftspeople who frequently must “manage with their tool belts on,” so working for Wattle & Daub can be grueling. But the payoff is the opportunity to play a key role in such significant projects as the reconstructed 100’ water tower that we built at the Amache Japanese-American Internment Camp last summer. And although our work takes us throughout the Rocky Mountain Region, our shop is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, which always ranks near the top of national surveys of the most desirable places to live.

Lead Carpenter--Historic Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Fort Collins, CO

Job Duties

·         Play a lead role in preservation projects with a carpetry component, frequently overseeing the work of 1-2 junior cartpenters. Work to include structural stabilization, framing, finish carpentry, window restoration/replication, and door restoration/replication. Position includes both site work and shop work.

·         Generate MTOs for the carpentry component of each job. Work with supervisor to procure all necessary materials.

·         Provide supervisor with daily update of progress onsite or in shop.

·         Comply with all company safety policies.

·         Assist with other tasks as directed by supervisors.



Minimum Qualifications

·         5 years professional experience.

·         Ability to read and comprehend construction documents.

·         Complete jobsite tool package including, but not limited to, mitre saw, table saw, compressor and nail guns, circular saw, hand tools.

·         Reliable work vehicle and willingness to travel for work using personal vehicle.

·         At least two years college and/or trade school.


Desirable Qualifications

·         Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Preservation of Historic Buildings and established preservation practices, as demonstrated by participation in at least 3 historic preservation projects.

·         Experience restoring wood windows and doors.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit the following via e-mail to Andy Carlson at a.carlson@wattleanddaub.com: • Resume. • List of minimum 3 professional references; include contact information. • If possible, list of minimum 3 historic projects worked on; include contact information for project owner and/or supervisor. • Salary requirements and availability.
Andy Carlson

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