At Van Metre, we believe that each employee contributes directly to our growth, success and culture. We seek out candidates who love to challenge themselves and work with others to fulfill this role. Van Metre Design + Build is seeking a Lead Carpenter!

Van Metre Design+Build is a division of Van Metre Homes focusing on medium to large scale remodeling projects and custom home building in the Northern Virginia area. We are seeking a Lead Carpenter who is well organized and experienced at running residential remodeling projects. This full-time position is a great opportunity for an ambitious lead carpenter looking to advance with an expanding company.

Primary Responsibility: to execute profitable production activities (as assigned by the Production Manager) in support of company goals.

A successful candidate must be able to successfully manage all aspects of our client’s new home construction. We need a team player who puts customer service first, works well with others, and holds his or her work to Van Metre's high standards. 

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Framing, running interior and exterior trim, hanging doors, windows, and cabinets
  • Reading and understanding plans and performing layouts
  • Leading and managing carpenter helpers and trade contractors
  • Scheduling and coordinating carpenter helpers and trade contractors
  • Ordering, receiving and checking material orders
  • Developing alternate and more efficient means of production
  • Detecting and working out design problems
  • Producing estimates for change orders
  • Doing the final walk-through with the client and creating a final punchlist
  • Communicating with customers courteously and directing their questions to the proper individuals


  • Minimum 10 years of previous experience as a residential carpenter 
  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience as a lead carpenter on residential projects
  • Must have reliable van/truck and tools 
  • Basic computer skills


Van Metre Companies was just named one of the Top Workplaces in DC in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by the Washington PostWe have also won the Washington Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Award 2 years in a row, received the Silver Award and recognition for being a Breast Feeding Friendly Workplace from Loudoun County's 2017 Annual Healthy Business Awards Council, and were named 2017's Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year in the mid-size business category from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce! 

We offer excellent benefits, and a work environment that fosters and rewards excellence. We also promote work/life balance, including a robust Employee Wellness Program, which encourages healthy living and physical fitness through our monthly gym membership reimbursement, free Fitbit challenges, and massage offered on site. We encourage employees to make full use of vacation and company paid volunteer time to refresh their bodies and minds.

As a developer of complete communities and towns – luxury residential, mixed-use residential/retail, commercial, condominium and apartment communities – we have built more than 16,000 new luxury and custom homes since 1955.

Van Metre Mission Statement

The mission of Van Metre Companies is to build and continually improve upon the storied reputation, earned over the years since the Company’s founding in 1955, of providing top quality homes, investment properties and services to our customers and clients. The Company’s emphasis on integrity, professionalism and philanthropy ingrained by our founder Albert G. Van Metre, Sr. has garnered trust and respect in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. It is critical to our future that we maintain that reputation and assure that Van Metre Companies continues to excel in real estate development and construction and in the management of apartment, retail and office investment properties, as well as in the provision of mortgage and related services. It is the task of our dedicated, energetic, and involved professionals to advance our ability to set the benchmark for luxury living and refined commercial development. The capstone of our mission is to make the “Van Metre” signature an icon for elegant residential communities, and industry leading condominium and apartment communities, as well as Class A neighborhood retail centers and office developments.


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