Historic Carpenter

The Durable Slate Company

About Durable Restoration

Our mission is to preserve and restore historic structures and landmarks. We often work with churches, government buildings, universities, museums, and private residences. Our clients value the character of their structure and are entrusting us to protect its historic fabric and often extend its lifespan. Many of the structures we work on are significant within their communities whether locally or nationally. We strive for award winning quality, world class service, and uncompromising integrity!

About the Role

Historic Carpenter Description/Job Summary

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

3 years of Historic Carpentry

The Historic Carpenter is responsible for the preservation/restoration efforts of their assigned scope of work. The Historic Carpenter will support the In-charge or Project foreman by effectively communicating their needs for each assigned task, if any and deliver uncompromising quality. 

What You’ll Bring

General knowledge and skill set of framing carpentry

General knowledge and skill set of paint grade finish carpentry

Ability to create simple square, level, and plumb structures from drawings or existing conditions

Ability to prepare material to be installed by squaring the wood or cutting it to the require widths and/or lengths

Ability to repair/replace simple structural wood members

Ability to remove old coatings down to bare material with little to no damage to historic wooden fabric

Ability to remove and catalog historic windows, doors, and wooden fabric; removing with little to no damaged to the historic wooden fabric and recording the location, condition, and hardware to be reinstalled

Working knowledge of all types of window sashes, jambs, and their parts. (Friction, single hung, double hung, casement, & etc.)

Working knowledge of the steps taken and skills needed to correct improperly functioning windows and doors

Ability to install dutchman repairs by efficiently replacing a damaged piece of material with a good piece of matching material.

Ability to install epoxy repairs, using the specified products to consolidate rotted/damaged wood and use the specified products to fill in the rotted/damaged wood.

Ability to dissemble and reassemble historic windows with little to no damage to existing fabric

Basic knowledge, and abilities to install replacement glass into a historic window using a glazing putty

Ability to apply finishes via brush, roller, or sprayer with proficiency

Ability to create profile drawings for millwork, providing simple drawing with measurements of existing conditions to clearly communicate the existing fabric

Ability to calculate a material list with quantities of what is needed for the assigned scope of work

What We Offer: 

Competitive pay based on experience. 

Paid in house and on the job training.

Paid Safety and OSHA Compliance Training.

Uncapped Over Time and Work through the Winter.

Health, Vision, Dental Insurance and 401(k) after 90 days.

Quarterly bonuses for perfect attendance, Saturdays worked and days worked out of town.

Promotions based on performance, not tenure.

Paid vacation and holidays.

Paid travel time, hotel and per diem provided.


The Durable Slate and Restoration Companies provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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