Thoughtful Craftsmen is looking for a senior restoration carpenter, possibly with some potential for
management and training. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience working on old homes,
especially their exteriors, will be a good problem solver and have excellent skills in customer relations.
Although we have our own unique processes for some types of restoration and will offer any necessary
training, this position is for someone who already knows his or her way around a construction site and
A company culture of teamwork, mutual respect, and sense of sharing a common goal is very important
to us. We are more interested in a good leader and team player than a virtuoso who wants to do it by
Thoughtful Craftsmen works on the some of the finest old homes in the Milwaukee area and,
increasingly, around the state. We are, for example, currently restoring windows at the Wisconsin State
Historical Building in Madison and have built reproduction windows for the Fireman’s Pavilion in
The main focus for this position will be to help us execute whole-house exterior restorations. We
remove the paint to bare wood, restore or replace deteriorated millwork and siding, build or repair
authentic porches, and rebuild soffits, bargeboards, and built-in gutters. We provide a unique service
with impressive results.
Pay is competitive and rewards skill, hard work, productivity, and overall benefit to the company and its
culture and reputation.
Storm Windows Production Crew Member
What is Storm Window Production?
We custom fabricate historically accurate wooden storm windows for our client’s homes. We handle the entire process from measurements, milling, planing and shaping, assembly, fitting, finishing sanding, painting, and installation!
Some of the basic knowledge would entail being able to take precise measurements, familiar with a table saw, miter saw, planer, and shaper. Additionally, being handy in a spray booth and being able to navigate ladders safely. We are typically in the shop, but frequently work outdoors all year, using a circular saw, planer, and belt sander onsite. Perks besides helping clients navigate the historical look of their homes would be working with a diverse company, coming from all different backgrounds.
Our Storm Window Production Managers are committed to adapting to your learning needs and would be working with you in the shop and at site, helping you succeed in the world of windows. We love someone with an eye for detail and that is interested in completing tasks efficiently and beautifully.
Do not let little experience stop you from applying!
Currently accepting resumes with a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position.
References and a background in windows are appreciated.
Minimal basic hand tools can be provided.
Having your own power tools preferred.
Owning a truck or van with a ladder rack will start you at a higher rate.
Pay is competitive and based on experience.
Interested in Applying?