Sears Trostel Career Opportunities

Sears Trostel Lumber & Millwork is a growing company with two Fort Collins locations. We offer an excellent salary and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.  We also provide a drug-free workplace and pre-placement drug screening is required. 

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Estimator/Senior Account Manager

Posted 11-2-18


Sears Trostel Lumber and Millwork is currently seeking an Estimator/Senior Account Manager. The right candidate will represent the company through the functions of estimating, project management, sales support, customer service and leadership to our Customer Service Representatives. The Estimator/Senior Account Manager is a member of the management team and is primarily responsible for coordinating all estimating to ensure gross margin goals and opportunities are maximized, as well as managing projects so that our team creates high levels of customer satisfaction. Secondary, the Estimator/Senior Account Manager is responsible for growing repeat business through the relationships they cultivate both internal and external to the organization.

Sears Trostel has been in business since 1929 and is a direct and wholesale distributor of lumber and millwork materials to lumber dealers, contractors, homebuilders and commercial companies. Sears Trostel offers products for various uses including but not limited to interior and exterior mouldings, doors, stairs, wall paneling, beams and many more items. Sears Trostel offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and life insurance, 401K, paid holidays and paid vacation. Sears Trostel is a drug free workplace and pre-placement drug testing is required.

Position Requirements:
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate. Conduct field visits and attend project meetings as needed.
  • Review schedules of projects being estimated.
  • Proactively manage assigned projects with attention to time, material and labor cost management without direct supervision.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current/accurate information on prices from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Provide customers with professional recommendations on options, as well as pricing and availability data to meet customers’ needs.
  • Work with Company employees, owners and subcontractors to get commitment/consensus regarding proposed bids.
  • Review list of work to be performed by subcontractors.
  • Monitor client changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned – may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits.
  • The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Provide the management team with up-to-date information relating to customer activity, outstanding quotes and open or upcoming projects.
  • The ability to partner with business personnel at all levels, both internal and external to the organization.
  • Work for and with the sales staff; both in supporting Outside Sales and assuming a leadership role with Customer Service Representatives.
  • Actively sell and service existing accounts via phone and email.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service.
  • Professionally prepare customer quotes and follow-up on open quotes.
  • Process orders in a timely manner.
  • Follow-up on delivered orders to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Work to continually advance self-knowledge of products.
  • Learn about and promote new product lines.
  • The ability to work in a team-based environment and to be accountable on both individual and team-based assignments.
Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years experience in commercial millwork, preferred.
  • Building Materials knowledge (preferably lumber and millwork) required.
  • Experience processing orders, estimating and preparing quotes.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Strong follow-up skills.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • The ability to work with a sense of urgency well and under various stressful and time-sensitive situations.
  • Problem solver, takes initiative and makes decisions.
  • Positive, proactive and energetic attitude.
  • Good math competency.



Sears Trostel is always looking for outstanding sales talent with Lumber Experience

Sears Trostel Lumber & Millwork is always on the look out for outstanding sales professionals with lumber experience to potentially join our outside and inside sales teams.  Sears Trostel is a direct and wholesale distributor of lumber and millwork materials to lumber dealers, contractors, homebuilders and commercial companies. The right candidates will represent the company providing sales and customer service to our customers  to generate new sales by gathering data related to customer needs and design specifications and acting as company liaison.

Sears Trostel offers products for various uses including but not limited to interior and exterior mouldings, cabinets, doors, stairs, wall paneling, beams and many more items. The company delivers these products to its customers throughout the week. Sears Trostel offers a competitive benefit package including a base salary plus commissions and bonuses, health insurance, life insurance, 401K, paid holiday's and paid time off. Sears Trostel has been in business since 1929.

Responsibilities of a sales role include:
- Ensuring business development and sales strategies are successfully implemented.
- Spends majority of daily activities making sales calls and obtaining new business with distribution customers.
- Develops effective sales techniques, familiarity with industry and products offered.
- Building and maintaining long-term customer relationships to grow revenue.
- Assisting the customers by reviewing their needs and offering the best product to fulfill the job.
- Entering customer orders and following up with the customer on the progress of their orders.
Requirements include:
- A history of demonstrated success in lumber or building material in sales 
- Ability to organize time and identify key selling opportunities
- A positive, can-do attitude and desire to exceed expectations.
- A passion for developing and maintaining long-term customer relationships.
- Being a problem solver for the customer.
- Being able to provide a solid record of developing new business and maintaining large accounts.
- Valid Driver’s License
- 3+ years’ experience in an outside sales, business development role, or inside sales.

Retail Lumber & Millwork Sales Associate


Skills and Qualifications:
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to conduct multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven knowledge of retail dynamics
  • Ability to maintain a calm and confident demeanor during busy times
  • Ability to adhere to high standard of service that places the customer first
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills with attention to detail
Consult with customers on a wide variety of product and service needs, including:
  • The use and application of a wide variety of woodworking tools and supplies
  • The selection and installation of decorative millwork components such as base, door and window casing, crown moulding, corbels, etc.
  • The characteristics and properties of various domestic and exotic hardwoods and hardwood plywoods
  • The fabrication of custom wood components
Assist in the administration of one or more product lines by:
  • Regularly evaluating and making decisions regarding in-store stock item selection
  • Assist in the setup of in-store displays
  • Evaluate sales and inventory data to identify sales improvements and/or inventory reduction opportunities
  • Assist in initiating product promotional activities and ensuring thorough execution of each promotion
Work with our contractor accounts to better offer solutions by:
  • Completing work orders
  • Coordinating will calls and/or deliveries
  • Sourcing special orders

Retail Warehouse Worker


Successful candidates must be organized, conscientious, showing attention to detail and an ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. Exceptional customer service and computer knowledge a must, lumber background helpful. Candidate must be able to multi-task and have the initiative to take on new challenges with or without supervision. Clean driving record and the ability to lift up to 100 lbs required. Schedule with a Saturday rotation required.

Assistant Moulder Operator


The successful candidate must be highly motivated and have 2 years prior production machinery experience, good general mechanical and math skills and excellent troubleshooting skills. Daily tasks include tooling changes, machine adjustments, fabrication of parts to match shop drawings within tight tolerances, minor machine repairs and activities associated with production of hardwood mouldings in varying species. Ability to repeatedly lift up to 25 pounds required. Assistant will work in a team environment where the ability to take direction and follow through on assigned tasks is critical for success.