Lead Carpenter  

Experienced carpenter wanted for the position of Lead Carpenter: Certified Passive House Builder (CPHB) preferred. This position requires a knowledge of the assembly details for Passive House level quality project detailing and craftsmanship. If you are not experienced in Passive House building detailing but desire to elevate your skills in high-performance building, this may be a great opportunity for you. We are willing to train skilled carpenters in PH methods and certify eligible candidates as a CPHB as experience progresses.

If you are a positive, thoughtful person seeking a purposeful role in a team environment to grow your career in project management, you will be a great asset to our team. If you are sociable by nature and believe that building great relationships and teams is the key to success, you are our number one candidate. If you desire to grow your knowledge and ability to plan, organize, and execute highly detailed construction projects, you are the right person for this role.

RG Cowan Design Build is a Grand Junction, Colorado, Design and General Contracting company seeking a skilled Lead Carpenter candidate. We build durable, architecturally significant, energy-efficient, modern homes for clients with dynamic lifestyles. We believe that by building homes that are thoughtful, highly considered, and rested in quality, we can provide homes that are healthy, reliable, comfortable, and lasting. Providing our clients with peace of mind and a beautiful, energy-independent, low-maintenance home that they can rely on for its lifetime. As an innovative custom design builder, we utilize the talent and creativity of our team to provide exceptionally high-quality services to our clients. The successful candidate can expect a standard Monday-Friday work week with an emphasis on work/life balance in beautiful western Colorado.

Candidate requirements and essential duties:

  • A strong work ethic and attention to construction detail
  • Five plus years of carpentry experience
  • Must live in the greater Grand Junction area
  • Self-motivated, team player
  • Ability to manage a small team
  • Ability to plan schedules several weeks in advance
  • Ability to build relationships with subcontractors and vendors
  • Knowledge of residential construction, methods, and codes
  • Strong communicator
  • Candidates must be able to learn and adapt to our in-house communication systems
  • Cannot work remotely
  • Hours and wages will range depending on your experience
  • Certified Passive House Builder (CPHB) – Preferred


  • Paid Time Off: All employees are eligible to earn up to 40 hours of PTO during the first year and become eligible to earn up to 80 hours after two years of employment.
  • Medical Benefits: Optional Program – RG Cowan Design Build will pay 100% of the signup fee and 50% of the monthly membership for an Appleton Clinics membership.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $25.00 – $35.00 per hour

To Apply:

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your resume to admin@rgcowandesign.com.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25.00 – $35.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off


  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Grand Junction, CO: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person


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