We are looking for a few exceptional people. Are you a perfect fit for the Giraffe team? If you are, we would like to hear from you.

Who we are:

Giraffe Design Build is a small company with big vision. Our mission statement describes how “We love creating inspired designs and environments, building with excellent craftsmanship, and delivering it all with integrity and empathy to delight people.”  We design and build residential spaces from remodels and additions to new builds, while also building lasting relationships with our clients. We are passionate about design and delivery.

Giraffe Design Build, a fully licensed, insured contracting company, has been in the community for over 20+ years. We specialize in sustainable residential projects and home remodels in Washtenaw County and surrounding areas. We promise competitive pay, collaborative teamwork, and a dedication to ongoing improvement.

Estimator

Who you are:

Does the challenge of turning a construction drawing into a series of numbers and a well-balanced budget make your day? Does effective estimating and strategically purchasing materials leading to bottom-line profitability sound like you? If so, we want to work with you as an estimator for Giraffe.

Skills you will need:

  • 5+ years of experience in the design and/or build industry
  • Firm knowledge and understanding of building products and specifications
  • Experience in doing materials take-offs and reading blueprints
  • Flexible schedule, project based
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
  • Communicate professionally with subcontractors and the Giraffe team to ensure pricing is accurate and reflective of the project
  • Have a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and grow
Skills that are a bonus:
  • Experience & Professional Carpenter
  • Ability to collaborate with like-minded individuals
  • Experience in creating accurate and timely estimates
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
You will also need:
  • Must have own computer
  • Professional liability insurance is required
  • Flexible work schedule, project based
  • You must be drug free – Giraffe has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs, alcohol while on the job.
  • Experience with a minimum of 3 references required
  • Fluent in speaking and reading English

Giraffe Design Build, LLC is growing rapidly and we are looking for excellent people to help us continue to be a company of integrity, creating inspiring livable spaces while building lifelong relationships. The position for an Estimator is a part time, contract job, with potential for full-time.

If you are a good fit for this position please submit your resume and cover letter telling us what we should absolutely know about you. Compensation will be based on skill set and experience. As a contractor, we do not provide benefits. Thank you for considering us.

Lead Carpenter

Who you are:

Does the perfect alignment of centers throughout a newly constructed area make your day? Do you recognize that a clean and organized job site is a natural outcome of a functional job site? Does your enthusiasm for your craft naturally spill over into teaching moments for those who work alongside of you? Do you find client relationships an easy extension of daily dialog and communication? If so, we want to work with you as a lead carpenter for Giraffe Design Build, LLC.

Skills you will need:

  • Experienced & professional carpenter
  • Knowledge in all phases of construction with experience in rough framing and finish carpentry
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills of labor crews and skilled trades people
  • Well-grounded in the fundamentals of carpentry – windows/doors, cabinetry, molding, and flooring
  • Experience in doing materials take-offs and reading blueprints
  • Communicate professionally with customers, subcontractors and the Giraffe team to ensure projects run smoothly and any issues are dealt with quickly and effectively
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and grow your carpentry skills
A few more things you will need:
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Your own tools and a working vehicle to get to and from the job site
  • A working cell phone and online access to email and the internet
  • Professional liability insurance is required
  • Flexible schedule
  • You must be drug free – Giraffe has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs, alcohol while on the job
  • Experience with references
  • Fluent in speaking and reading English

Giraffe Design Build, LLC is growing rapidly and we are looking for excellent people to help us continue to be a company of integrity, and to create inspired livable spaces while building lifelong relationships. The position for a Lead Carpenter is a full time, contractor position.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! Please send your resume along with the type of work you are seeking and your availability. Compensation is based on your skill set and experience.  We do not offer benefits.  Please reply only through Email, no phone calls. Thank you for considering us.

Residential Architectural Designer

Who you are:

If you too have a passion for designing unique, inspiring living spaces while connecting with clients and coworkers all the way through each job, from the first meeting to the final punch list; then we would like to work with you.

As an Architectural Designer with a solid background in residential construction, you have high-level drawing skills, a talent for creating both innovative and sustainable designs, and excellent interpersonal communications.  Giraffe’s Designers stay connected throughout the construction process to assist with design decisions, adjustments to plans, and client change requests.

Skills you will need:

  • CAD proficiency: Archicad (preferred), Chief Architect, Revit, or Vectorworks.
  • Solid understanding of residential construction with the ability to create accurate floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and presentation drawings.
  • Firm knowledge and understanding of MBC and related codes.
  • A true, creative passion for designing sustainable and innovative spaces that creates life-long customers!
  • Flexible schedule with some evening and weekend availability to meet with clients, when necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills with clients, suppliers, and Giraffe Design Build Team.
  • Have a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and grow!

Skills that are a bonus:

  • Higher level education in Architecture, or related field or equivalent work experiences; certifications CKD or AKBD are a plus.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in similar field.
  • Ability to coordinate with like-minded individuals, with other disciplines.
  • LEED, Passive House certification a plus.
  • Microsoft Office proficient.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.

You will also need:

  • Experiences with a minimum of 3 references required.
  • Fluent in speaking and reading English.
  • Must have own computer, and smart-phone.
  • Flexible work schedule, project based.

Giraffe Design Build, LLC is growing rapidly and we are looking for excellent people to help us continue to be a company of integrity, creating inspiring livable spaces while building lifelong relationships. The position for a Residential Architectural Designer is a contract job that fluctuates between part time and full time.

If you are a good fit for this position please submit your resume and cover letter telling us what we should absolutely know about you. Compensation will be based on skill set and experience. As a contractor, we do not provide benefits. Thank you for considering us.