Career Opportunities

We are always looking for the right match for our team, whether in the field or in the office.

Feel free to send your resume or request an application by calling us at (540) 951-0358, via email at or or just drop by our office at 701 Progress Street, Blacksburg.

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer

Local team of award-winning homebuilders and designers of creative, practical, and enduring spaces at Shelter Alternatives, Inc. is seeking a residential designer for full time employment in downtown Blacksburg. Ideal candidates will have experience using CAD, specifically Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Microsoft Office, with demonstrated interest in and understanding of local residential construction practices and current building science methods.

Successful applicants will show driven resourcefulness to follow through on detailed tasks, cooperative communication skills, creativity, adaptability, acceptance of diversity, and thorough project management skills with an appreciation for sustainability. This position requires direct contact with and management of clients, excellent listening capacity, and diplomacy. Collaboration is key. We offer fair compensation and benefits, positive company culture and opportunity to succeed.

Feel free to request an application or send your resume via email to

Skilled Carpenter

Skilled Carpenter position available with Shelter Alternatives Inc. Our award winning Design Build Team continues creating great homes in the New River Valley of Virginia in our 30th year. Applicant must have at least 5 years combined, broad-based experience in residential construction. The successful applicant will exhibit a commitment to quality, dependable accuracy, and a decent driving record. We need a forward thinking self-starter that can follow directions and communicate clearly with our team. Must be adaptable and own personal tools. Benefits offered. Join our team and be part of our success story. Please respond with an introductory letter describing recent work history.

Job Type: Full-time