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Advocate Construction Overview

Glendale Heights, IL
1 to 50 employees
2012
Company - Public
Construction
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Advocate Construction is a locally-owned company serving the needs of homeowners. Replacing roofing, siding and gutters, we remove the burden from our valued customers by managing the entire process. We pride ourselves on taking great care of our customers. We are excited to be ... Read more

Mission: Your satisfaction matters most. That’s why we follow through with each project. Our caring and respectful staff is on a mission – to ensure your happiness. We realize that timing isn’t always right for home maintenance projects, that’s why ... Read more

Advocate Construction – Why Work For Us?


Advocate Construction is a locally-owned company serving the needs of homeowners. Replacing roofing, siding and gutters, we remove the burden from our valued customers by managing the entire process. We pride ourselves on taking great care of our customers and providing the utmost respect to their homes from inspection to replacement. We are excited to be experiencing fast and steady growth over the last few years providing service in the Chicagoland, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Detroit areas!

At Advocate Construction, we only employ the most talented and motivated individuals to join our staff. Our employees ensure that your home improvement project is easy and stress free. We currently have more than fifty knowledgeable and friendly professionals, eager and ready to fully take on your roof, siding or gutter replacement.

We Are Guided By Our Core Values

At Advocate Construction, we take pride in understanding the needs of our customers and abiding by the highest standards in business. We are guided by our principles of:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Respect for our teammates and customers alike
  • Excellence in our products, services and interactions each and every day
  • The overall happiness of our valued customers
  • Individual Responsibility
  • Personal and Professional Growth

Combining industry knowledge and hard work with integrity and exceptional work ethic –we make our customers and employees our top priority. Being locally based is critical to us. Our customers are comforted knowing they are working with a hometown company that is part of and cares about the communities we serve.

Why Choose Advocate Construction?

Advocate Construction’s experienced Contractors partner with you from start to finish to understand your needs and to seamlessly walk you through the process. We supply only top quality materials and impeccable replacements for your home’s roofing, siding and gutters.

Your satisfaction matters most. That’s why we follow through with each project. Our caring and respectful staff is on a mission – to ensure your happiness. We realize that timing isn’t always right for home maintenance projects, that’s why we provide easy payment options. We are proud that the majority of our customer leads have been based on referral’s from our existing, satisfied customers.

Advocate Construction is the best place to work for those who are looking to leave behind the corporate way of life or just entering the workforce. 

Why is Advocate Construction so different? Because we see ourselves as a people driven company that happens to also perform construction work. Our focus is on developing our people to their fullest potential. Also, we enjoy what we do and our public reviews show it! Advocate Construction is currently expanding our territory in the Chicago, St. Louis, and Grand Rapids areas. Due to this exciting growth we are now looking to offer an outstanding opportunity for the right person that is not intimidated by hard work and has what it takes to become part of a company that has increased sales year after year.

What do we do at Advocate Construction? We help homeowners and our community with storm disaster recovery. Our team will work in storm-affected areas to inform homeowners of what has happened and our goal is to bring homes back to pre-storm condition. Because of this, insurance companies cover nearly all of our work.

We measure our success by the growth of our team members. We offer our most successful people an opportunity to enter our Management Trainee Program (MTP). This program allows for skill growth in sales and business management and will enable our best performers an opportunity to acquire an impressive skill set which can be used one day in a senior management role or even to run a Branch of Advocate Construction.

We are seeking individuals for a long-term career with unlimited potential. If you are interested in working with the best in the industry, then we invite you to apply for an opportunity with our company. Our goal is to find the right people to grow with, which mean that we are very selective of the candidates that we hire. Our interview process is extensive and will require several meetings before a job is offered.

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The Advocate Construction Advantage: Serious about contractor growth! 

  • Serious opportunity for those that show high commitment to our culture. 
  • Industry leading weekly base pay and uncapped commissions potential.
  • Flexible year round full-time work schedule with time off for vacations.
  • Extensive training provided by our team of managers.
  • Management positions available for top performers.
  • Satisfaction of helping the community and homeowners through the disaster recovery process.
  • Relaxed work environment where effort and results are the focus. 
  • Unlimited support from an experienced team to help you and your homeowners.
  • Truck financial assistance program available adds $400 per month to your pay.

We see ourselves as a training and development organization that happens to also do excellent construction work in a very specialized way.  That is why you will find that our entry level people often come to us with little to no experience, and yet after a very short amount of time, become some of the best sales and management people in the industry.  

When working at Advocate Construction, our people have an opportunity to be the best version of themselves.  We have a culture of individual responsibility where we reward our people for their honest assessment of their own goals and efforts to reach those goals.  

Our managers help their people to identify challenges and then develop strategies to overcome them, while always maintaining our core values of commitment to excellent service, honesty, integrity, individual responsibility and personal growth.

Our people push themselves to excellence and find that the time commitment in the peak of our season can be very demanding, but we do value and encourage an appropriate work-life balance that allows our people to be present for the most important moments in their lives.  Of course, our slower season is fillied with holiday parties and incentive trips, because we like to have fun when celebrating all of that personal and professional growth.   

Early Morning/Office

  • Ready to respond the needs of customers who are in production that day.
  • Meet at the office to exchange customer documents with office team.
  • Morning Huddle to recognize top performers and share best practices

Daytime - Evening/Field 

  • Active pursuit of new customer relationships
  • Field training and coaching visits from management team
  • Product selection meetings
  • Scope of work discussions
  • Pre-construction meetings
  • Check pick-ups
  • Invoice appointments
  • Service follow ups
  • Pre-set appointment follow ups
  • Exterior of home inspections



If you are ready to be a part of something big, something amazing that challenges you to be your very best, then you've come to the right place!


When you choose to become an employee with Advocate Construction, you are choosing to be part of team that values hard work, professional development, and individual responsibility. We are a member of the NRCA and hold an A rating with the Better Business Bureau and are looking for people with the passion and skills to exceed customer expectations.

Advocate Construction strives to support and recognise the contribution each employee makes. So, careers at Advocate Construction come with an extensive benefits package, from medical and dental care plans, Vision plans, 401K with company matching, and long-term disability. The company also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maturnity, paternity, and adoptive leave. 

Sales Employee Benefits:

 

  • W2 Position
  • Salary + Uncapped Commission
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Vision Coverage free for all employees
  • 401K with Generous Company Matching
  • $600 per month Truck Allowance
  • Team profit sharing
  • Incentive week-long yearly trip – All inclusive, Airfare included, bring a plus one
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unlimited PTO with management approval


With Advocate Construction, your business, your success, and your future are in your hands. You control your journey, the key to your success lies with you. Your performance dictates your earning potential!

Advocate Construction Reviews

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    I worked at Advocate Construction full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was excellent! Even just the weekly draw (taken from commission later) was best pay I’d ever gotten. The benefits are even more impressive; great insurance (though a little pricey), tons of opportunities for bonuses, a yearly vacation for top performers and those who refer new talent, and generous compensation for using your truck for work. The company culture is fantastic; everyone from the CEO to your fellow new guys and gals are eager and happy to see you succeed. You’re selling a genuinely great service that has no real downside.

    Cons

    It is door to door sales. The company standard is 5 claims (closes) a week, so there’s a lot of no’s in between yes’s. It’s tough, lonely, and *requires* self-motivation, so make sure you’re ready for that.

    If you’re working for a newer branch, there’s likely to be really long turnaround on commissions. It’ll get better with time, but there’s a lot to get established first.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, just keep it up. The company is growing and the new talent coming in is amazing.

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Advocate Construction Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advocate Construction (Glendale Heights, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Brief Phone Screen, then a brief in person interview. Once I passed the 1st interview I was scheduled with a second interview with a hiring manager. The last interview was with two hiring managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Have I ever worked in a "results only work environment"?   1 Answer
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