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Residential Project Estimator

Dakota Fence is seeking a full-time project estimator for its Bismarck, North Dakota office. This estimator will meet with residential homeowners who have requested an estimate.


Residential Project Estimator


This estimator will meet with residential homeowners who have requested an estimate and provide residential fence quotes. The estimator will be expected to understand what the customer is looking for in a fence solution, explain the various fence options that are best suited for that fence solution, explain the differences between competitive products, and then prepare an onsite winning and profitable estimate for the customer. This estimator will work closely with the coordinators, administrative assistants and other sales team members. The successful candidate will have a desire to win and develop new business with a personal touch and create a positive customer experience.

The principal job duties of this position are to:

  • Provide fence estimates to homeowners that request an appointment.

  • Meet with homeowners to measure their yard for the fence, understand the homeowner’sdesired fence solution, guide the homeowner through the various fence options that will

    best solve their fencing need and provide an onsite estimate.

  • Explain the differences between competitive products.

  • Promote a favorable image of Dakota Fence, internally and externally.

  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training.

  • Understand the local market and identify growth opportunities.


  • Construction or a related industry knowledge and experience preferred.

  • Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills and ability to produce

    professional proposals.

  • Well organized, attention to detail and ability to learn products quickly.

  • Strong technology and math skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.

  • Computer experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be


  • Experience with bids and estimating preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    Competitive salary and benefits package, including health, 401(k), profit sharing, cell phone and Microsoft Surface. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to If you have any questions regarding this position or the hiring process, please contact Heather Kautz at (701) 258-9095. This is an internal and external posting.