Construction Jobs in Buffalo

Ivy Lea Construction is a 2nd generation, family owned, Tonawanda, New York, construction company servicing the home improvement needs of homeowners in Western New York since 1987. We take pride in our exceptional customer service record and strive every day to provide the highest quality products and expert installation. If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the below application for employment. Do you understand a professional attitude and live in the Buffalo/Niagara Area?  Consider joining a team that would be happy to have you. Ivy Lea Construction is proud to offer FULL BENEFITS including health care, vacation time, retirement plan, and life insurance.

Ivy Lea Hiring

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, citizenship or immigration status or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. By completing this application, you are seeking to join a team of hardworking professionals dedicated to consistently delivering outstanding service to our customers and contributing to the financial success of the organization, its clients, and its employees. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the below employment application. Consider joining a team that would be happy to have you.

REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS:

  • We require 18 years of age or older
  • Must live in the Buffalo/Niagara Area
  • A valid driver’s license is required for ALL positions
  • Must have a professional attitude with a clean and neat appearance
  • Salary is based on experience

FIELD POSITIONS:

LEAD MASTER FRAMING CARPENTER

LEAD MASTER FRAMING CARPENTER

Ivy Lea Construction is looking for a Master Framing Carpenter for residential remodeling and addition projects throughout the Buffalo area. Ivy Lea’s next master framer should have 20+ years of experience in all aspects of residential framing and understand that a framer’s work on a project includes much more than the basic frame of the building.  20+ years of experience is ideal.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Know how to interpret and read from a set of blueprints including understanding the math and calculation needed to achieve the desired result
  • Must be able to be friendly and well-mannered during client communication
  • Must be able to productively manage a 2–3-man crew toward project completion
  • Must be reliable and driven to complete projects within the projected timeline
  • Must be able to effectively use a smartphone
  • Salary ranges from $35 to $45 based on experience

KITCHEN AND BATH FOREMAN

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in all stages of bath and kitchen remodeling
  • Must have good organizational skills including a clean demo of kitchens and baths
  • Must be well-versed in kitchen and bathroom remodeling including but not limited to, re-working copper plumbing, PEX tubing PVC waste piping, electrical work, and insulation
  • Can you set tile, showers, and bathtubs then IVY LEA wants to talk to you
  • You must also have the solid carpenter skills required to trim doors and windows, hang wall cabinets, and install base cabinets
  • Must be able to hang and finish drywall and then prime and paint it
  • Must have own tools
  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License as well as being able to handle the responsibility of driving and maintaining a company vehicle and keeping the vehicle in good order
  • Salary ranges from $25+ based on experience

KITCHEN AND BATH CREWMAN

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in all stages of bath and kitchen remodeling
  • Must have good organizational skills including a clean demo of kitchens and baths
  • Must be well-versed in kitchen and bathroom remodeling including but not limited to, re-working copper plumbing, PEX tubing PVC waste piping, electrical work, and insulation
  • Can you set tile, showers, and bathtubs then IVY LEA wants to talk to you
  • You must also have the solid carpenter skills required to trim doors and windows, hang wall cabinets, and install base cabinets
  • Must be able to hang and finish drywall and then prime and paint it
  • Must have own tools
  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License as well as being able to handle the responsibility of driving and maintaining a company vehicle and keeping the vehicle in good order
  • Salary ranges from $25+ based on experience

ROOFING/SIDING INSTALLER

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Must be well versed in residential roofing including, 3 in 1 shingles, architectural shingles, and EPDM rubber roofing systems
  • Must have a working knowledge of residential vinyl siding, aluminum siding as well as cedar shake siding
  • Must have a professional attitude with a clean and neat appearance
  • Salary ranges from $20.00 to $30.00 based on experience

WINDOW/DOOR INSTALLER

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Must have basic knowledge of door and window installation practices, both replacement and full frame methods
  • Should be well versed in using a break and installing interior trim
  • Experience with some framing, roofing work, and siding is a plus
  • Must have a professional attitude with a clean and neat appearance
  • Salary ranges from $20.00 to $30.00 based on experience

FOREMAN/CARPENTER/LABORER

Ivy Lea Construction is looking for Construction Laborers/General Laborers for residential remodeling and addition projects throughout the Buffalo area. We are interested in both candidates with experience and candidates willing to be trained.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Experience in ANY of the following will be helpful:

  • General construction
  • Pre-construction/Demo
  • Residential construction
  • Cement
  • Siding
  • Roofing
  • Window/door
  • Drywall
  • Paint/patch
  • Flooring/tile
  • Wood framing

Office Positions

JUNIOR LEVEL ACCOUNTANT

Ivy Lea construction is looking for an in-office M-F full-time Jr. Level Accountant to join our administrative staff. The right candidate will be detail-oriented and feel comfortable managing daily financial and accounting tasks for the business, including payroll. Job responsibilities would include maintaining accounts receivable, maintaining accounts payable, ensuring timely payments of invoices, and cutting checks. Updating financial records via the accounting software and gathering payroll expenses

  • Associates degree in accounting
  • Payroll experience required (1-3 years)
  • HR experience would be a plus, but not required

Ideal Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Must be skilled in standard MS office including Word & Excel
  • Familiar with Adobe, PDF, and DocuSign
  • Must be able to effectively multitask and problem solve
  • Must have quality verbal and written communication skills while engaging with both clients and fellow co-workers
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy being busy.


Production Coordinator

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to assist project management and field teams in coordinating residential construction project activities throughout the local marketplace.

The Project Coordinator will be a direct customer relations contact responsible for coordinating ongoing activities on multiple, simultaneous residential construction projects throughout the market. Must have excellent written and verbal communication abilities and skills to prioritize activities to complete tasks effectively. Must understand the residential construction process and be able to guide homeowners through the development life cycle.

This is an exceptional in-office long-term career opportunity.

  • Minimum of 2 years of general office experience required
  • Minimum of 2 years of residential construction experience is ideal

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Essentially you will be a professional and collaborative liaison between clients, management, and sales.

  • Excellent Records and information management skills, including MS Office, Excel and Word
  • Familiar with the Adobe Suite and PDF DocuSign
  • Not afraid of technology, will be required to learn to work within the following programs Job Nimbus, Podium, and Company Cam
  • Manage communication with off-site subcontractors to ensure the project timeline is being met
  • Ability to seek out missing information and problem-solve to answer questions
  • Ability to follow fast-paced written and verbal instruction
  • Participate in pre-construction meetings with clients as needed.
  • Review plans and specifications to have a clear understanding of the project and its requirements
  • Assist in change order issues with both subcontractors, clients, and sales
  • Participate or conduct pre-punch walk-through as requested
  • Assist in submitting project documents for permit approval.


Ivy Lea Hiring

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IVY LEA CONSTRUCTION is an equal opportunity employer. IVYLEA CONSTRUCTION does not discriminate in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information [add additional terms based on the state(s) in which your business operates].

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