Showe and Associates LLC
Executive Recruiting Services for the Managed Healthcare Industry

General Manager -New Home Construction

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Chesapeake, VA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 30, 2019
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Job Description

A National leader in the custom home building industry, is looking for a General Manager in Chesapeake, VA.

An ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of residential construction. Someone from/familiar with the Hampton Road's area & knows the local vendors/subs/etc to acclimate more quickly to the operations. They are looking for the right person with “high energy” and constantly driving the Sales/Production process. 

Here is a basic breakdown of our approach to managing all aspects of the branch operations, sales & production for our office clientele & staff. 


Daily Focus:


  • Inspect/maintain model center
  • Review new leads
  • Update with Division President
  • Review writes, CLC’s, Starts, Settlements, perms
  • Update map and white boards
  • Review plans and estimate timeframes at Corporate


Weekly Check-in / Review:


  • Update Lender Report
  • Update Job Boards
  • Attend/facilitate/lead Production Meeting, Drafting Meeting, Manager Meeting, Core Personnel Meeting
  • Review Bills
  • Review WIP schedules
  • Review warranty backlog
  • Review construction loans in process


Monthly Check-in:


  • Review advertising and approve budget
  • Review mileage reports
  • Review expense reports
  • Create and submit projections


Other periodic duties to stay on top of things:

  • Field overflow (phone calls, sales traffic, deliveries, site meetings etc.)
  • Assign job numbers
  • Manager walks
  • Job inspections
  • Drafting file reviews
  • Corporate file reviews
  • Plan reviews
  • EPO reviews
  • Recruit/hire/train/mentor/supervise employees, subs and vendors
  • Network
  • Negotiate with subs and suppliers
  • Review overhead and general P&L
  • Review individual job margins
  • Field customer concerns
  • Obtain & Approve Special Pricing for Building Consultants



  • 401K
  • Competitive salary and health insurance benefits
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Vacation and holidays






  1. Approve overhead bills
  2. Maintain office- Professional office appearance
  3. Schedule office maintenance
  4. Inspect office for neatness/cleanliness
  5. Inspect vehicles each week per checklist
  6. Approve all files per file checklist
  7. Sponsor/mentor new General Manager replacement
  8. Order supplies
  9. Maintain a tightly managed work schedule
  10. Motivate and participate (1 book per month) in reading program
  11. Set Goals and projections
  12. Maintain budgets and strategic reports as required
  13. Make sure expense and mobile phones are in budget
  14. Maintain confidentiality per confidentiality agreement
  15. Payroll, commission and draws
  16. Maintain posted office vacation schedule
  17. Update staff on intranet capabilities
  18. Actively train on our policy and philosophies
  19. Make non-standard item hit list
  20. Process change orders – files and Pos
  21. Review all concessions
  22. Collect and review all HUD’s
  23. Notify all supervisors of any legal issues or pending customer concerns
  24. Post customer concerns on job boards
  25. Review perm loans



  1. Maintain lender updates and relationships
  2. Coordinate advertising
  3. Maintain sales pipeline and calls as needed
  4. Review sales/production board with staff every afternoon
  5. Process leads on Siebel, post leads on boards, work lead review
  6. Discuss specials, review products
  7. Train and role play
  8. Review construction loan closings
  9. Maintain relationships with; brokers, banks, attorneys, realtors
  10. Train new building consultants
  11. Review sales board with staff twice daily
  12. Active training on sales manuals
  13. Review and collect all HUD’s prior to commissions
  14. Review all concessions



  1. Approve all VPOs and sub bills
  2. Train new Superintendents
  3. Review production board with staff every morning and afternoon
  4. Visit job sites at site, pre-sheetrock, final walkthroughs utilizing checklists
  5. Maintain a substantial level of trade with contractors and suppliers
  6. Review costs on financial reporting software
  7. Maintain up to date knowledge of codes
  8. Build relationships with building officials, vendors, and suppliers
  9. Reference non-standard hit list to PO list
  10. Active training on production manual
  11. Aggressive work to eliminate variances and budget and allowance overruns
  12. Insure all field work orders are executed and paid
  13. Update intranet for job status
  14. Warranty reviews
  15. Maintain inspection records