Commercial Flooring Estimator in Northlake, IL at Empire Today

Date Posted: 5/9/2022

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At Empire Today, our Empire for Business (E4B) Sales & Operations team, handles the business to business (B2B) sales, and in coordination with the Empire Residential team, the installation of residential and commercial flooring products to businesses ranging from small offices, property managers, education / government, large business chains, hospitality, healthcare, and restoration.


This individual will be responsible for identifying & pursuing Commercial Bid work directly through End Users / Architects / General Contractors. This position will issue proposal & cost estimates to customers & serve as the principle point of contact for all pre-sale bid work activity.

  • Generate complete & accurate quantity takeoffs for Commercial Bid Work.
  • Procure material & labor pricing to put together a complete estimate.
  • Create proposals & issue to End Users / General Contractors.
  • Negotiate contracts & complete all necessary contract documents (submittals, insurance requirements, bid bond, schedule of values, etc.).
  • Track all bidding activity with Customer Relations Management software.
  • Assume complete responsibility for all pre-installation activities.
  • Serve as principle point of contact for any contract related challenges.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • High School Diploma / GED.
  • Established relationships with industry General Contractors / Mill Reps.
  • 5-7 years Commercial Flooring Estimating / sales / Project Management experience.
  • Experience operating RFMS Measure Software of Industry Equivalent.
  • Ability to take opportunity from start to finish, multi-tasking to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent non-verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%
  • Ability to project manage Commercial Installations as needed.


Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting. Find another Company that can beat that!
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family's health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance - Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program - A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks - An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out. With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

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