$90,750 earning potential
Construction estimators calculate the estimated costs of construction projects to bid on jobs or to determine the price of products or services.
You like making things and working with your hands
You’re willing to show up early and stay late
You’re a problem solver
You’re a good communicator
High school: Rogers High School
Where I trained: NorthWest Arkansas Community College
What I Earned: Associate of Applied Science in Computer Aid Design with an emphasis in Architectural Design and an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology
Employer: Nabholz in Rogers
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The drafting courses that I took in high school sparked my interest in architecture and construction. Having an opportunity to be involved with a project from the initial design, and witnessing it being built from the ground up is satisfying."
Carpenter, Mason, Construction Manager, Laborer, General Contractor, Painter, Drywall Installer, Concrete Finisher, Glazier, Ironworker, Sheet Metal Worker, Building Inspector, Elevator Installer & Elevator Repairer
"With Nabholz, I have the option of progressing to the roles of Senior Estimator, Pre-construction Specialist, Senior Pre-construction Specialist or Pre-construction Manager. I also have the opportunity to branch out and have field experience in the role of Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager or Project Executive."
What people would find surprising about my job is the amount of collaboration, interaction and hours needed to be invested by all (architects, engineers, owner, estimators, project managers, superintendents, and subcontractors) prior to the start of construction in order to meet the owner’s needs, provide quality work and a safe environment to successfully complete the project."