A Division of the Carter Lumber Company
Kempsville Building Materials offers the challenge, opportunity, diversity and growth you desire.

Build your Career with Kempsville Building Materials.

If you're looking to build a great career, you've come to the right place! Whatever your aspirations are – from part-time work to a full-time position – Kempsville Building Materials offers the challenge, opportunity, diversity and growth you desire.

Outside Sales Representative.

Chesapeake and Ashland locations.

Please contact Greg Harrell for more information

Class A & B Drivers.

Please contact Roland Harris for more information

Inside Sales Support.

Please contact Greg Harrell for more information

Careers at Kempsville

Kempsville Building Materials takes great pride in the accomplishments of our team and we are looking for the right individuals to help us achieve our goals for the future. View the open positions available on our parent company's site, Carter Lumber.



Our benefits to all of our Kempsville employees, from medical coverage to compensation. See what makes us stand out.



Employment FAQs

Below is a list of employment frequently asked questions, from training and responsibilities to benefits and compensation.



Applying for a Job FAQs

Frequently asked questions involving applying for a position with Kempsville, including resumes and drug screens.


Store Opportunities

Whether you are building a quote in sales or building a load in the yard, every employee plays a key role in customer service.



Corporate Opportunities

As part of the corporate office team you will find yourself playing a key role in the operations and success of the entire company.



Manufacturing/Dist. Opportunities

View open positions within Carter Distribution Center, Carter Component Plant, and Carter Custom Millwork centers.


Employee Development

Kempsville Building Materials recognizes the importance of training and development; it is a key factor for employees to be successful. That is why we have created The Yard University. The Yard University is Carter Lumber’s commitment to helping employees build a career with our company. Our Yard University website is the centralized location for all online training classes, classroom training enrollment, tracking and more! Below are a few examples of the training that The Yard University offers.

DVD Training

Designed for the beginner, this training can be conducted at the store or at the employee’s leisure. We cover topics such as Pole Barns, Garages, Safety, Decks, Customer Service, Backyard Barns and much more, through a series of DVDs designed to give you a basic understanding of each.

Online Training

Housed on The Yard University website, we offer Kempsville Building Materials employees over 300 topics online that are specific to our industry, including skills training, on-the-job worksheets, best practices and product training.

Classroom Training

Kempsville Building Materials is constantly conducting centralized classes for all types of employees to attend. These classes are a little more advanced and include hands-on training and role-playing. Some of the classes that we offer include: Customer Service, Selling Skills, Estimating Barns and Garages, Leadership Skills, Home Estimating and a variety of classes to utilize our point-of-sale system to its fullest.

Vendor Training

Kempsville Building Materials vendors provide us with publications, videos, in-store training and online classes. Our vendors are committed in ensuring our employees have the product knowledge needed to successfully service the customer.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Kempsville Building Materials is dedicated to a fair workplace where every team member is respected and valued. That is why we are an equal opportunity employer.

Drug-Free Workplace
Kempsville Building Materials is proud to be a drug free workplace. That is why we require all of our prospective employees to submit to a drug test prior to, and as a condition of, employment with Carter Lumber.