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 phone at (540) 951-0358, via email at, or just drop by our office at 701 Progress Street, Blacksburg.

Residential Construction Operations Manager

Residential Construction Operations Manager position available with Shelter Alternatives, Inc. This position provides oversight of our field operations, targeting areas for improvement in service delivery and project management development. Reporting directly to the business owner requires exceptional organization and communication skills coupled with a commitment to prompt and thorough follow through. Ideal candidate will have years of toolbelt and supervisory experience and working knowledge of residential construction methods, materials, and scheduling. We seek a team player with a proven track record of business analysis and improvement with an affinity for numbers. Experience with MS Office, especially Outlook, Project, and Excel, is preferred, along with proficiency in business operation metrics, HR/staff development, expediting and quality control. This position is not available for remote workers. Musical talent would be a plus. Position typically pays $20-$30/hr depending on qualifications. Please respond with a resume or introductory letter and three recent references.

Job Type: Full-time

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.

Job Type: Full Time

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