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We bring roofs to life and lead the Southeast in design, installing, maintaining and restoring high-quality and high performance green roofs.

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Benefits of working at Living Roofs

Highly competitive pay

Pay based on experience for senior-level positions and starting wages for all entry-level employees fulfill current living wage rates established by Just Economics of Western NC. In addition to wages, per diem is provided for all overnight travel.

Company Retirement Plan

Employees are eligible to participate in the company retirement plan with tax-deferred earnings and employer-matched contributions of up to 3% of annual compensation.

Paid Time Off and Holidays

We offer 8 Paid holidays and the opportunity to accumulate Paid Time Off (PTO). For a full work schedule, PTO amounts to 80 hours (or 10 days) per year.

Professional development and training

Company provided and outside agency skill-based training, increased duties and responsibilities, and company-wide workshops to provide professional development, employee training, and team building.

Fun meaningful work

We work hard, but we also have fun building green roofs and rooftop amenity areas for people to access nature and get outside for a breath of fresh air. Company gatherings and quarterly meetings throughout the year are a time to regroup as a team and catch up off the roof.

Room for growth

Living Roofs Inc is a growing company. As we develop, we look forward to sharing this progress with our team through annual raises, increased professional development, and expanding our benefits package.

Estimator / Project Manager

The Estimator/Project Manager position is responsible for projects from initial inquiry or lead until the project is handed off to the construction team. The Estimator/Project Manager will provide continued support through the construction phase and assist in the closeout process at the conclusion of the project. Candidates with previous work experience in estimating or project management in construction, landscaping, hardscaping, roofing, masonry, and related fields are encouraged to apply.


  • Track and respond to project inquiries and leads. Seek new business opportunities.
  • Thoroughly examine and review all bid documents, including specs, drawings, and details.
  • Perform accurate and reliable area and materials takeoffs.
  • Solicit, coordinate, and compile vendor quotes. Ensure they meet project requirements and evaluate best overall products and pricing to be used in final bid.
  • Develop accurate and well written bid proposals outlining specific scope of work, specification sections incorporated, exclusions, and clarifications.
  • Assist in reviewing and negotiating contracts to ensure consistency with how they were estimated.
  • Assist design team in producing accurate shop drawings, construction details, and plans.
  • Assemble and deliver submittal packages.
  • Coordinate and collaborate extensively with Construction Manager and construction team.
  • Assist in procuring, coordinating, and scheduling material deliveries and subcontractor activities.
  • Work collaboratively and develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including project team members, general contractors, architects, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
  • Gain field exposure through onsite project support, as opportunities exist.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extremely high attention to detail and must work well under pressure when facing deadlines.
  • Must be able to read a set of plans and specifications.
  • Strong problem analysis/solving ability and exceptional organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time and priorities.
  • Exceptional computer skills. Fluency with AutoCAD. Proficiency with Revu or similar takeoff software. Mastery of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Acrobat.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in construction or landscape industries.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Green roof experience a plus.

Pay Benefits

Starting salary $55,000- $65,000, commensurate with experience.

Employees traveling overnight will receive a Per Diem for meals & incidental expenses. Following 90 days of employment, benefits include 8 paid holidays, accrued PTO, and ability to participate in company retirement plan.

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We’re always on the lookout for great people to join our team. Please send your resume to indicating what position you’re applying for in the subject line and tell us why you’re interested in joining us and building green roofs.

Meet the team


Kathryn Blatt Ancaya, PLA, LEED AP

B.A., Anthropology, Wake Forest University
MLA, College of Design, North Carolina State University

“Design must be present at every stage, and it translates beyond paper plans. For all successful projects, design is the critical thread pulled from concept through post-installation.”

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Kate’s interdisciplinary educational background and professional experience in archaeology and landscape architecture inform all her work. She is keenly interested in how humans interact and connect with their environments, and she says that pushes her to “explore ideas that encourage memorable landscapes and spaces.” Kate’s design approach is sensitive, ecologically responsive and restorative. She leads the Living Roofs design team from concept through construction, ensuring that the original vision remains intact throughout the project. Kate is also Director of Design at Roots First where she works to repair the connection between people and nature.