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🔗Restoration Associate

  • Full Time
  • Chicago IL
  • 55000 USD / Year
  • Department: Restoration
  • Job Summary: This position supports the restoration division operations through a range of activities including material and color matching, research, site visits, marketing, and sales support.
  • Job Qualifications:

    -Must demonstrate general computer competency including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker and internet database research.
    -Must have an aptitude for analyzing and reproducing colors with a general understanding of basic color theory.
    -Must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly with customers and other employees in a courteous, knowledgeable and polite manner.
    -Must be able to work independently and effectively manage time and multiple priorities under pressure.
    -Must be organized and maintain clear and consistent records and formulas.
    -Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    -Historic preservation or construction management experience preferred


  • How to Apply:

    Send a resume and cover letter to Elisabeth Logman, Restoration Division Manager, at No phone calls please.

  • Job benefits: Paid vacation and personal/sick days. Company fully covers health insurance for employees and their families and also includes life insurance as well as short- and long-term disability insurance. There are opportunities to earn an annual bonus, profit sharing and company made 401K contributions reflecting the year’s profitability.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to spend at least 30%-50% of the day standing and walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood and metal in sometimes slippery, muddy and wet conditions. Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 6 hours. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Contact Name: Elisabeth Logman
  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 3135 W Belmont Ave Chicago IL 60618

Website Henry Frerk Sons

Founded in 1888, we are a fifth-generation family-owned supplier of masonry, concrete and ready-mix materials located in Chicago. This position supports our growing restoration division, which provides specialty masonry restoration materials and services to high-profile projects across the country. As a small team we all take on a wide range of responsibilities so we value resourcefulness, a positive outlook, and a willingness to tackle new challenges. In return, we offer a supportive environment, training and mentorship, and the opportunity for professional development and advancement.

-Performing material matching services and preparing samples and finished products for a variety of building materials including, cement mortars, lime-based mortars, plasters, concretes and aggregates.
-Providing marketing and sales support by pitching and writing articles for industry publications, helping build our social media and web presence, participating in restoration and professional organizations, and contributing to our newsletters and outreach to architects and other restoration professionals.
-Supporting new product development by assisting with branding, packaging, and presentation.
-Researching and drafting new product documentation for architects and contractors for project specifications.
-Assisting with the development of production and quality control procedures.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

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