Estimator, Bok Modern Job

DATE: Mar 30, 2024

LOCATION: San Rafael, California, United States, 94901

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: San Rafael, California 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: <10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$75,000 to $90,000” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​What does it mean to work at BŌK Modern, a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

Standard benefit package offerings: medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
Vacation and sick time

BŌK Modern is seeking an Estimator with construction, miscellaneous metal, or fabrication shop experience to help us with project inquires, estimating, and pre-construction. You will be working with architects, general contractors, and installers to answer construction technical questions regarding our product systems.


Onsite employees in the San Francisco Bay area are preferred for this position. Remote candidates may also be considered, especially candidates in California, Texas, Oregon, Colorado, or Florida. For remote hires, BŌK Modern will provide paid onsite training, and the employee can work remotely after that, with monthly team meetings on-site.


What you’ll do


  • Review bid package for BOK Modern Scope
  • Create Project Folder & Upload Documents
  • Enter Project Details & bid information into CRM Software.
  • Perform a material takeoff.
    • Create a Clearly defined scope of Work document.
  • Solicit pricing from suppliers and vendors as needed.
    • Evaluate for any contingencies needed to be built into the Estimate.
  • Assess Project Profitability
  • Prepare Supplemental Bid information.
    • Standard Product Packet
    • Pattern Category
    • Finish Information
    • Hardware information
  • Send Bid
  • Follow up on outstanding bids as assigned or needed.


  • Respond with clientele in a professional & courteous manner.
  • Work with architects, general contractors, and installers to answer construction technical questions regarding our product systems.
    • Help achieve design solutions & bid alternates.
  • Hold Zoom meetings to review the BOK Modern standard products & applications.


What will make you successful

  • Minimum 3-5 years of estimating in construction, miscellaneous metal or fabrication
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design / Architecture / Construction Management.
  • Must be able to review complex architecture drawings in AutoCAD, technical documents and create a “take-off”, with measurements and other specifications to submit for a project estimate
  • Ability to read Revit and SolidWorks drawings is a big plus
  • Must be excellent with numbers and proficient in Excel
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work directly with architects, contractors and sub-contractors to quickly find technical solutions
  • Knowledge of sheet metal or manufacturing process a plus
  • Must have excellent project management skills: scheduling, budgeting, coordinating with multiple vendors
  • Excellent attention to detail and super organized
  • Must be able to work with clients to develop and create construction detailing (i.e mounting details) and assembly drawings
  • Must be able to prepare bid packages
  • Must have an eye for design with a high attention to detail
  • Must have excellent ability to find solutions in challenging situations and communicate well with customers, contractors and designers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Sales Force, CRM, Bluebeam
  • Must be organized, punctual and a self-starter

Why should you join BŌK Modern., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

BŌK Modern is an architectural metal systems company based in downtown San Rafael, operated by architects and industrial/product designers. We specialize in ultra-modern architectural metal systems for balcony guardrails, stair guardrails, façade cladding, canopies and fencing among multiple other solutions. You will be participating in a wide variety of national and international landmark projects, working with top architecture firms. 

Our products are contemporary and cutting edge. We are looking for someone who is interested in being part of a fast-growing company that is set to become a leader in the architectural metal industry. Our clients are architects, interior designers, and major construction companies nationwide. Please visit our website at to learn more about us. 

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:
•    Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
•    Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
•    Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
•    Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
•    Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (San Rafael, CA)

San Rafael is a city located in the North Bay region of San Francisco Bay Area. San Rafael is at the center of things. The oldest, largest, and most culturally diverse city in Marin also enjoys the best weather. San Rafael is a lively business cultural center located in an area of natural beauty. It is a lively blend of Victorian buildings, restaurants, coffee shops, unique retailers-from books and furniture to clothing, art, jewelry, and collectibles.  Downtown features year-round Art films and festivals.  San Rafael is a place where culture, business, and fun coexist, and thanks to its central setting, natural beauty is never far away.


BŌK Modern, a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment on the applicable prohibited grounds under applicable human rights legislation, where individuals are treated with respect, have equal opportunities in accordance with applicable human rights legislation, and can contribute meaningfully in the workplace once employed.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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