Work Inside All Winter And Take The Summer Off
Thank you for your interest in the lead carpenter position at Beach House Miracles. In order to make our search for the “perfect” person(s) (and your search for the “perfect” job) as efficient as possible, we’ve clearly set out in this job posting what this position is all about so that even before you decide to send us a resume, you make the decision whether or not this position is a good fit for you. This job is not for everyone; however, it will be the “perfect” job for someone.
The Bottom Line
As soon as we find the “perfect” person.
The Person (s) we are looking for is experienced in high-quality interior renovation of high rise residential properties as well as commercial tenant fit up.
Monday – Friday or more if you want…
$25 to $35 per hour depending on the value you bring to the team
If that sounds OK, then please keep reading.
We’d normally tell you this during the interview, but again, we’re all about saving your time, and our time. We are a small remodeling company located in Bethany Beach Delaware. We have been successfully completing custom remodels for affluent clients for ten years and have grown consistently through the last recession. Our last season had us completing fourteen condos in seven months with sales of 1.3 million. The owner of Beach House Miracles personally has over thirty-three years experience in remodeling. Our business is all about creating an easy pleasurable experience for our clients. The quality of our product is second to none and most of our clients become longtime friends. None of this is by chance or accident. Every interaction is planned and scripted and that is why we have plenty of work even in a recession.
This is where you should be real honest with yourself, do some reflection, or ask a trusted friend or family member if you are a right fit for this job. Probably the first thing about you is that you’re not interested in “only getting a paycheck”, but in developing your skills and your career, and making a positive contribution to a business establishment and the community it serves. You understand the challenges of operating a small business and welcome them as valuable learning and growth opportunities. You understand what it means to be a hard worker. Also, all applicants will undergo mandatory background checks and drug testing. If you are unwilling to sign the authorization for these and perform the drug test, please do not apply to work here. It’s crazy enough here, and we don’t need any crazies here with shady backgrounds and questionable habits.
So, are you still here, and reading? Great! We’ve got a lot more to say…
You are proficient in all phases of interior remodeling. Areas such as demolition, framing both wood and steel, drywall, flooring, custom cabinetry, doors trim and hardware are everyday tasks, Although you will rarely be asked to perform them you understand plumbing, electrical, HVAC, painting, tile and can communicate with and work together with other trades. You understand that results matter and consider the need for all the trades to work together on solutions and if the client wants to change anything we happily work to achieve their goal. You understand that documentation is critically important and you are proficient with internet technologies to do so.
It matters, A lot. Whether you are introverted or extroverted, we like for you to exude energy and enthusiasm. You are extremely detail-oriented. You enjoy talking to and helping people. You are articulate. You have a good sense of humor, a cooperative attitude. You show kindness, patience, and respect to all human beings. You are ethical and honest, even when no one is watching. You are punctual. You are able to take constructive criticism and correction without getting defensive or feeling “hurt” and discouraged. You look for solutions, not excuses. You are an avid learner, and extremely resourceful in finding solutions. You are a problem solver, not just a problem reporter. Oh, and did we mention you should be detail-oriented? Of course we did, it’s just that important that we said it twice.
Your Work Ethic
Since we’ll obviously be paying you to work, this section is extremely important. You enjoy working and are grateful for opportunities to use your God-given talents and skills to make a positive influence and to earn a living. You don’t view your job as an interruption to your life but as a natural part of your life. You understand that you are not getting paid just for being at work, but on how you spend your time at work (i.e. the value you bring to the business). You understand that the reason the business exists is to make a profit, and ALL who work there (employees and owners) must make that their foremost responsibility. Otherwise, the business will not be able to pay or keep employees. You are scrupulous about using the time you are getting paid, for the purposes of the business, and not for the purposes of your personal life (checking emails, texting, surfing the internet, etc). Finally, you understand the risks a small business owner faces every day that the business is open, and are cooperative with the decisions that he makes, whether they suit you or not.
We don’t mean to sound harsh, we just don’t like any surprises as I’m sure you don’t when it comes to starting a new job. We truly bust our tails in this business, that’s why we need help. We need someone who will be able to keep up with us. We don’t have the time nor do we enjoy having to micro-manage you. We will clearly set out our expectations, and remind you if you forget and if you fail to meet them. We want you to be part of our team, not just a worker here. We want to give you autonomy, and we want to let you be free to do the work that you are getting paid to do, and that you ENJOY doing.
So what are your responsibilities?
Your responsibilities will be very diverse, some are creative, some are mundane, but all are necessary to keep the business operating profitably. You should be adaptable, as you will be wearing any hat that is required to get the job done or get the problem solved. You must be comfortable managing multiple projects that have many moving parts. You must be able to work under deadlines and meet them. We don’t expect you to know how to do everything that is required (heck, we even don’t know sometimes), however, we do expect you to be observant, resourceful, and a fast learner. If you need to know exactly what your duties are every day, this is not the place for you.
- To become proficient in all aspects of business operations in the field to give us time to focus on marketing and growing business.
- To use your presence, your skills, and your talents to provide value to the business that will increase the profits of the business.
- To assist everyone involved in the project in understanding and completing the project on time
Why would you want to work here?
If you’ve made it this far, then we congratulate you. You’re either close to being the “perfect” fit, or you’re just plain curious. We’re not trying to scare you, we just want to be very clear with our expectations so neither of us is disappointed. If you did a reference check on us, you’ll discover that although we’re direct, we are extremely friendly, kind, and caring people, we will treat you like family, because, remember, this is a family-owned business. Although we work hard, we like to have fun, we like to relax, we are very understanding, we treat you with respect, and we care about your experience with us. We believe you will excel when you love what you do, where you work, and the people you work with. We believe we can offer that opportunity to the right person. Just for giggles, in your cover letter, tell us in just a couple of sentences what you think about this unusually long job posting
Read what our electrician, Charlie, who’s been with us for almost 10 years has to say about working with Beach House Miracles:
Really, working with Beach House Miracles is easy. All you have to do is be there when the schedule calls for you, do your work as outlined and be proactive in working with the other trades on the job. Do this and you will be paid well and quickly and have a continuous work for many years.
The world is constantly changing, and it’s changing at a faster pace than ever before. Those who will be successful are those who understand how the business world operates—especially the small business world. We take very seriously the experience we provide our clients.
Okay, this is the end or the beginning depending on how you look at. Assuming you are interested in applying for a position with Beach House Miracles, as a W-2 or 1099 employee you will want to do the following:
Email a copy of your resume to Resume@bhmde.com along with a short cover letter stating why you feel you are the best fit for our company. Provide references as to your work experience, quality of work and just as importantly, your character. We will respond within a week of receiving them as to the next steps.
We sincerely thank you for taking the time read through this very long solicitation and for your desire to be a part of our team.
Beach House Miracles, Inc.