HELM works with a variety of clients around the country to provide support in the hiring and recruiting process. Information about current openings is included below.


TimberHomes Vermont - Montpelier and Vershire, VT

TimberHomes Vermont has openings for three positions: two long term, one short term. 

Long Term: We have shops in Montpelier and Vershire, VT, and are looking for one person to be based in each shop to cut timber frames, and do general construction on jobsites that are up to an hour away. Our ideal candidate for both positions has enough experience to lead site crews within a year of starting to work with us. We build a range of timberframe structures, from finished homes to trailhead kiosks.

We're also looking to hire a short term employee to work for 4-6 months beginning in June on a house in Northfield, VT, among other projects. 

TimberHomes is a worker-owned company, meaning there is distributed management and the potential to buy-in and become an owner after several years of employment. We try to maintain a constant flow of baked goods, and sometimes talk about our feelings at work - if this sounds like a fit we would love to hear from you. We encourage applications from people who don't fit the typical builder stereotype.

Please send inquiries into these positions to: shannon@timberhomesllc.com

And please be in touch by February 8th.


Mighty Roots - Greenland, NH

MIGHTY ROOTS, a design-build-cabinetry company with a focus on energy efficiency and eco-friendly practices, is looking for experienced, well-rounded carpenters to expand their crew. They need talented members that will keep up with best practices in both carpentry and building science. A demonstrated mastery of a variety of carpentry skills is required, along with good customer service skills, hand and cordless tools and a reliable work vehicle for transportation to projects in Seacoast NH and southern Maine, they do not build in Massachusetts. Challenging, interesting work runs from new home construction to large additions. They sub out most of drywall, flooring, siding, roofing, painting, and of course licensed trades, so carpentry skills and knowledge of renovation work is critical. Good framing skills are a plus. They offer competitive wages, full time, year-round employment, workman's comp, vacation and holiday pay, and performance bonuses. If interested, please send your resume to e.okeefe@mightyroots.com.

Lead carpenter

New Frameworks - Burlington, VT

New Frameworks, a worker-owned, high performance natural building company based in Burlington, VT is looking for a Lead Carpenter to join our team. Our ideal candidate has 10+ years of construction experience, with at least 2 years experience leading and supervising a crew. They are savvy in carpentry, renovation, building science and high performance construction techniques, and are always eager to learn more. This position requires strong communication skills and interacts frequently with clients, subcontractors, vendors, and the whole New Frameworks team. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to kate@buildhelm.com. A full job description is available at http://newframeworks.com/.

New Frameworks is committed to creating and nurturing a culture which welcomes and supports women, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and those of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, sexuality or other marginalized groups, and urges them to apply.

Learn more about our company at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpRVYifo0sY

Lead Carpenter

Earthshare Construction - Lebanon, NH

Excellent opportunity for a skilled craftsperson with leadership abilities to join a values driven local Green Building company. Earthshare Construction performs all kinds of residential and small commercial projects, including new high performance buildings, renovation and remodeling, deep energy retrofits and weatherization. This position offers the right candidate a chance to shine and make a positive impact on the construction industry. Must have great interpersonal skills with customers, co-workers, and subcontractors, along with problem solving experience and a can-do attitude. You will find a supportive and and progressive work environment where integrity runs through our team and our projects. More info

Weatherization Professional

Earthshare Construction - Lebanon, NH

Seeking a motivated worker/thinker to carry out residential energy efficiency projects. Ideal candidate understands building science and systems thinking. Work could include blower door testing, building analytics, air-sealing, insulation installation, quality assurance and project management. BPI certification a plus. Will train and certify the right candidate. Please send resume and cover letter. More info