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.

Residential Construction Supervisor

Field Supervisor position available with Shelter Alternatives Inc., a established Class A general contractor in the New River Valley, focusing on residential design, new home construction, additions, and remodeling. Applicant must be a very organized, adaptable team player. Successful candidates will exhibit forward thinking abilities, and strong communication skills, with at least 5 years combined toolbelt experience in residential construction (preference given to experienced lead carpenters or residential supervisors). Duties include personnel and client management, on-site supervision of subcontractors, and quality control. Benefits include profit sharing, matching retirement, health insurance stipend, and a supportive work environment. Position typically pays $20-$25/hr depending on qualifications. Please respond with a resume or introductory letter and three recent references.

Residential Designer

Local team of award-winning home builders and designers of creative, practical, and enduring spaces at Shelter Alternatives, Inc. seeks a residential designer for full time employment in downtown Blacksburg. Ideal candidates have hands-on experience in residential construction, working knowledge of current building science, and skills using CAD programs for custom residential projects (Autodesk Revit Architecture preferred, Microsoft Office required.)

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

Wages based on experience.

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