Acheson Builders is currently looking for talented candidates for the following positions:

  1. Project Managerapply for Project Manger position here.
  2. Estimator — apply for Esimator position here.
  3. Carpenter or Carpenter-Apprentice — apply for Carpenter/Apprentice position here.


Project Manager

MAJOR CAREER OPPORTUNITY with highly respected building company in Ann Arbor, Michigan!  (See About Us to learn more about our company.)

Professional remodeler and custom home builder looking for a project manager who can:

  • coordinate active construction jobs, schedule subcontractors, interface with our own carpenters and crew
  • price, locate, and order materials as needed
  • ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion according to specifications, drawings, etc.
  • communicate with homeowners and keep them up-to-date on all aspects of jobs, manage change order options, etc.

. . . AND, down the road a bit, potentially take on major responsibilities as the owner phases into retirement.  Possibility for general management role or ownership for the right person.

Apply for Project Manager position here (opens new page)


— Substantial background in residential construction and remodeling including some field experience
—  Proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints
—   Estimating for residential construction experience
—   Excellent communications skills (including writing and phone use)
—   Organizational and follow-through skills
—   Computer proficiency
—   Team leadership experience
—   Customer relations and people skills
—   An eye for detail
—   Legal Michigan Driver license
—   A passion to meet the client’s needs while protecting the viability and earnings of the company

This is a challenging and varied position for a self-motivated, dedicated, and responsible person.
Roughly half (or more) office work and half field work (field work being supervision and oversight of job quality; hands-on work is generally not required, but it may be needed on occasion). 

Please mail resume and letter of interest in reply to this posting. No phone calls, please; we will contact you.

Excellent wage and benefit package, commensurate with experience

Approx $50K to $85K — DOE

The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing projects within the budget, timeline, and scope. They will also effectively monitor and present project updates to relevant stakeholders, clients, or project team members.


  • Set project timeline
  • Monitor project deliverables
  • Update relevant stakeholders or team members on the project progress
  • Coach and support project team members with tasks you assign them



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong business acumen in project planning and management
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills

Apply for Project Manager position here (opens new page)




The Opportunity

The Estimator position is responsible for developing cost estimates, development and construction schedules ranging from order-of-magnitude level to detailed working cost estimates, based on the latest available costing methodology and data, and presenting the results in a work breakdown format suitable for use by the Client, Project Manager, and project team.


  • Prepare development and construction capital cost estimates based on the latest data available, as appropriate to the current phase of the project.
  • Prepare production operating cost estimates based on the latest data available, as appropriate to the current phase of the project.
  • Prepare development and construction schedules based on the latest data available, as appropriate to the current phase of the project.
  • Assist Project Managers and project team in developing work breakdown structures.
  • Assist Project Managers in decisions on development and/or construction approaches or methods based on information available.
  • Prepare project phase expenditure schedules.
  • Participate in project economic evaluations.
  • Assist in other areas required to deliver a quality product on schedule and on budget.


  • Relevant training and/or certification with a project cost estimating department or organization and 1-2 years experience working in a similar capacity.
  • The position requires experience with preparing construction and development cost estimates.
  • The position must have competence with analysis, numeration, research, and the use of spreadsheet and scheduling software (minimum requirement is proficiency in Excel, MSProject) and experience with data-base cost estimating software.
  • This position must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and possess above average written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to work well in a team environment is also essential for this position.

Apply for Esimator position here (opens new page).





Carpenter or Carpenter-Trainee needed, requiring someone with long term interest in a Carpentry Career. Must have at least one year of experience with basic carpentry tasks or in the construction trades.

Excellent opportunity to apprentice/ train with some of the most skilled carpenters in Washtenaw County, MI, moving toward a great career!

Come work for our long-established, professional remodeling company.

Must be in good physical condition, and be able to handle physical labor and hard work.

  • Work with lead carpenter, follow directions carefully and receive
    training; also perform some general labor work*
  • Be willing to work outdoors, in many types of weather conditions,
    or indoors, respecting people’s homes and the people living there
  • Need to be willing to learn about various construction materials,
    tools, techniques and terminology
  • Need to acquire basic tools
  • Need to be able to lift heavy materials (must have no pre-existing
    back or knee problems)

*Work may also include excavation, demolition, carrying supplies and materials, setting up and breaking down scaffolding, minor carpentry, tool maintenance, punch list tasks, helping keep jobsites safe and clean., etc.

Full time, long term position for someone with the right aptitude, attitude, honesty and dependability. Great pay and benefits (after waiting periods) commensurate with skill levels and work ethic.

Apply for Carpenter/Carpenter-Apprentice position here (opens new page).

Thanks for doing such a great job on our remodeling project. I especially loved (Steve's) cheerful personality and I always enjoyed hearing (him) laugh. We really love our new, improved house and thank you for all your hard work. - CK