Interior Design Assistant

Interior Design Assistant


Join our dynamic team at Tongue & Groove, the leading Design-Build firm in Wilmington and the surrounding area. Founded in 2003 by a visionary with a keen eye for design, we earned the prestigious title of National Custom Home Builder of the Year in 2020, recognized by the National Association of Homebuilders. At Tongue & Groove, our employees strive to be the best, embracing a humble heart while celebrating both professional and personal successes.


As an Interior Design Assistant, you are responsible for supporting the growth and success of Tongue & Groove Design + Build, working collaboratively with Tongue & Groove personnel. It is imperative to provide world-class service, maintaining the highest level of Interior Design services consistent with the goals and aspirations of the homeowner and the unique luxury approach that serves as the hallmark of the Tongue & Groove brand.

For Design Services include
  • Working collaboratively with the Architect, Interior Designers, Project Manager and Site Foreman on conceptual, schematic, design development, construction documents and production activities to develop, manage, monitor, and record the technical aspects of the interior design phase of all Design/Build As an Interior Design Assistant, it is your responsibility to assist in monitoring the interior design schedule to ensure project timelines and milestones are met.
  • Ensuring that all design documentation is accurate, organized, and up to date within design and construction software. Updating physical design books appropriately.
  • Assisting designers with the preparation of concept design presentations and preliminary mood boards for each client. This should capture the homeowner’s goals for interior materials and furnishing, including but not limited to lighting, furniture, wall niches, flooring, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, rugs, and art/accessories—layout schedule and specs/selections for interior design, and construction administration in CoConstruct and Builder Trend.
For Build Services Include
  • Maintaining interior design schedules to keep the build process on schedule and within budget.
  • Assisting with all project deliverables, including, but not limited to, ordering and installation, and meeting overall project installation/design schedules associated with interior materials, finishes, lighting, furniture, wall niches, flooring, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, rugs, art/accessories, and other related materials to staying within budget and ensuring a quality building and interior installation experience for the homeowner.
  • Actively work with vendors, fabricators, field personnel, and all subcontractors to ensure all finishing materials are ordered and are onsite when needed to keep the building project within budget and as scheduled.
  • Assisting the Interior Designer and Project Manager with project installations, addressing any problems and challenges during the building process, and keeping any design decisions appropriately documented.


  • Proficiency in design-related programs including but not limited to Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe® Photoshop, Adobe® Illustrator, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven Proficiency in designing and drawing interior design drawing plan sets, graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings consistent with the Tongue and Groove brand.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. · Strong communication skills, including both verbal and nonverbal skills, to adjust to the client’s communication needs.
  • Strong leadership, customer orientation, and listening skills.
  • Professional and proactive work ethic.


  • Exhibits a high level of integrity.
  • Demonstrates superior work ethic.
  • Possesses a “can do” and positive approach to work, always moving forward to success.
  • Consistently challenges the status quo.
  • Turns problems and issues into opportunities for success.


  • Warrior’s Spirit: Work hard with urgency; desire to be the best; make the numbers.
  • Servant’s Heart: Have a humble heart; follow the golden rule; serve the client.
  • Fun Loving Attitude: Celebrate successes; enjoy your work and those you work with; don’t take yourself too seriously.


  • Never compromise quality or coolness.

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