Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hiring Project Estimator - Concrete Construction

Good morning on this wet, chilly Wednesday in February in Ohio. Such is the typical weather here this time of year. But the good news is, we have a crew out working this week in spite of it. That is a good sign that spring is right around the corner!  I'm ready, are you?

It is now time to us to begin our search for a replacement for our Project Estimator that departed ways with us late last fall.  Jeff and I have filled the gap during this winter lull (mostly by Jeff, I must admit) but we need to find someone to devote their full attention to this position going into spring and beyond.  We are eager to find a new person to help move our company forward and continue our success in building relationships and providing great customer service.

Below is a description of the position as it is posted on LinkedIn:

Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC - West Liberty, OH (Dayton, OH area)  *Note: we are located about 45 minutes west of Columbus and about the same distance north of Dayton between Urbana and Bellefontaine.

Job Description
Compiles bids for commercial, industrial & residential projects. Does quantity takeoffs from blueprints and/or visits site and obtains measurements and data necessary to prepare accurate bids. Negotiates pricing from vendors. Reviews and analyzes estimate to actual for reporting. Conducts special studies by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Utilizes web services to locate and track commercial projects and bids on appropriate jobs. Contacts, develops and maintains good relationships with direct customers and general contractors. Confers with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates. Attends meetings to network, develop relationships and generate business opportunities. Assists with project management and scheduling.

The Project Estimator is an integral part of our management team and must be a self directed team player. He/She must have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude.

Desired Skills & Experience
Must be computer literate with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Good communication skills both written and spoken are essential. Analytical and statistical knowledge using general mathematical skills with the ability to read and interpret blueprints, specifications and other construction related documents. Must be able to work under time and budgetary pressures. Must be able to meet deadlines. Must be able to interface with all types of people.

Company Description
Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC is a premier provider of concrete construction and related services for industry, business and homeowners. Established in 1991, Yoder Concrete strives for excellence in customer service, responsiveness, and superior quality in materials and workmanship.  We employ ACI certified finishers and maintain ACI standards. We are WBE/SBE, State of Ohio EDGE and Federal DBE certified.  Equal Opportunity Employer

If you or someone you know has the qualifications and characteristics we are seeking, contact me via email at  We hope to have the position filled by the end of March.  Thank you for your help!

I will post updated pictures of our office relocation/remodeling project soon.  We are almost done and ready to move into the new office space.  Exciting!!
Have a blessed day.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Office / Construction Trailer for sale

Happy February!  All of us at Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC, are so excited about our new space in West Liberty, Ohio. We are almost done with the remodeling, and are getting the shop organized. We are in the process of recruiting for a new Project Estimator that will bring new blood and energy to the organization. 2013 is looking to be a fantastic year!

Who do you know that is in need of new office space?  On our farm we have an almost empty construction office trailer that is for sale.  It is a 1990 trailer, and we put new flooring in it when we took ownership in 2007. The main area and one office has stained concrete flooring, and one office is carpeted. One office even has concrete walls! We wired cat5 phone and internet throughout the trailer. This would be great space to get that office out of your home or barn.  There is wall mounted electric heat and AC that works well. There is even a 1/2 bath if you want to hook up plumbing.  Email me for more details at or call 937-465-1500 or 937-508-5003.

Best wishes to you. May God shine His peace and love upon you always!