Lead Carpenter (85% Travel - Nationwide)

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Department: Traveling Maintenance/Construction

Office: Grand Rapids

Location: Grand Rapids , MI

Job Description

One of the nation's largest privately held real estate investment and property management firms with a sixty-year track record of success managing apartment communities has an exciting opportunity for an organized, hard-working and established journeyman Lead Carpenter to join our team!

As the Lead Carpenter, you will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the day-to-day activities of workers, maintaining and repairing the physical infrastructure of the property and maintaining grounds of properties throughout the country.  You will be asked to implement creative and cost-effective procedures to complete largescale rehab projects, work orders, turns, grounds-keeping, and more.

The model candidate will have experience performing walk-through inspections of vacated apartment units, reviewing resident repair requests, maintaining after hours and emergency on-call coverage and service and maintaining time and production records, including a robust Preventative Maintenance program.  The best candidate will be able to work unsupervised and lead a team with little-to-no direction.

What’s the job entail? 

  • Travel nationally to our communities located throughout the country and work hands-on remodeling apartments interiors
  • Assist in and oversee the remodeling of new leasing offices, clubhouses, business centers & fitness centers (our designs are truly unique... this is creative work you can get excited about!) 
  • Work on large teams of carpenters, electricians, plumbers and maintenance techs charged with completing multi-million dollar, physical transformations one community at a time
  • Join a family of “traveling tradesmen” who have traveled the country for Aspen for years and part of our Traveling Construction Team


  • A minimum of four years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience running residential rehab and construction projects
  • Certification/licensure in HVAC or Universal EPA
  • Pool certification a plus
  • Certification in refrigeration, electrical, plumbing a plus
  • Previous property management experience preferred
  • Ownership of tools 
  • Valid Driver’s License

What’s in it for you?! 

  • Generous compensation package
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Work only 44 weeks per year …. Get paid for 52 (not including your vacation time)!!
  • Food allowances, free housing, cable and airline flights included
  • Paid vacations, holidays and sick leave
  • Full time, year-round work
  • The opportunity for growth locally and nationally

To Apply: 

Submit your resume online.

About the Company: 

Over sixty years ago, Aspen Square Management’s founder, Harold Grinspoon, had a simple but powerful idea. If he purchased apartments, fixed them up, rented them out and provided exceptional customer service for his residents, he could not only make a living but improve the quality of residents’ lives. From this modest beginning, he grew Aspen Square Management into what it is today- one of the top fifty apartment owners and management companies in the U.S. 

Today Aspen Square Management operates over eighty communities in fourteen states around the country, with over half the portfolio being purchased in the past three years. Being both the owner and manager of these properties is unique in the industry. It means we are not just managing our communities as a business to collect fee income, but as owners, we are managing to create the best possible living experience for our residents. 

We are a privately held company, which means we can make decisions that benefit our residents rather than outside investors whose interests may not align with the communities’ best interests. Their goal is to make sure you experience the Aspen Difference: beautifully landscaped grounds, common area amenities including clubhouses and resort-style pools and decks, designer kitchens and baths, 24-hour emergency maintenance and much more.

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