For over 65 years, the Magnolia family of companies has been serving the residents and businesses of the Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Started as a small partnership in 1950, the company has grown through an unwavering philosophy that there is nothing more important than providing a quality product and a service resulting in complete customer satisfaction. Today the Magnolia Companies consist of Joseph J. Magnolia, Inc. and Magnolia Plumbing, Inc. and operate out of multiple locations, dispatching approximately 200 service and construction vehicles throughout the Washington and Baltimore Region.

GROWING GROWING GROWING is what Magnolia Plumbing, Inc.’s Commercial Plumbing Service Division is doing!

WHY?  We strongly believe in providing our external and internal(employees) customers with the Best service!

Magnolia’s organic growth has driven the Commercial Service Department to hiring a Plumbing and Mechanical Estimator to work hand in hand with our sales team.  This role will require teamwork as they work with vendors, salesman, technicians and office personnel.  An individual who is process driven and quality focused will be the most successful in this role.  You must have both plumbing and mechanical experience. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Translate plans, and job specifications into mathematical equations, to determine (material and labor) total job cost
  • Develop relationships with vendors, contractors, subcontractors to assist in cost negotiations with general contractor-clients to build a scheduled back log for department
  • Project and control construction costs by collecting and studying information
  • Prepares construction budget by studying plans; updating specifications; identifying and projecting costs for each elevation
  • Evaluates offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, and site requirements
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price
  • Maintains cost keys and price masters by updating information
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintains quality service by following Magnolia standards
  • Maintains continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of Mechanical and Plumbing Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of various types of HVAC systems
  • Experience with estimating of commercial material costs and developing budgets
  • Plumbing or HVAC Journeyman’s License would be a PLUS
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Microsoft excel or estimation experience
  • Analyzing information
  • Building and maintaining vendor relationships
  • Strong documentation and reporting skills


  • Competitive Salary & Paid time of
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Company Vehicle
  • Company phone and computer
  • Company paid continuing training and development


Magnolia Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.