Advocate Construction Outside Sales Trainee - Claims Advocate in St. Louis, Missouri

Title: Outside Sales Trainee - Claims Advocate

Location: St. Louis, MO

Status: 1099 (Non W-2)

Prepared By: Molly Patton, Recruitment Coordinator

Prepared: October 12, 2017


Advocate Construction is a top-ranked storm damage roofing contractor with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. In business for over 5 years, we work throughout the US (IL, MO, WI, & KS) in areas with known storm damage and guide homeowners through the insurance claim process and then we repair their house.


Advocate Construction is seeking motivated and hard-working Claims Advocates to join our growing team. The goal of this position is to prepare you for your own territory as a Sales Professional. Our sales team has been an essential part of Advocate Construction’s success over the last 5 years. If you are ready to join the exciting and rewarding career path of outside sales, with opportunities for travel, training, unlimited earning potential and growth, this is the ideal opportunity for you!

Unlike the normal day-to-day sales positions available elsewhere, our Claims Advocates are the front line of defense in helping our homeowners through disaster recovery. We provide roof inspections and roof replacements, roof repairs, siding and gutters installation services and we remove the burden from our valued customers by managing the entire process.

In this position you will meet with homeowners on a daily basis by canvassing an assigned territory by foot and educating homeowners about what we offer and how we can bring their home back to pre-storm condition.


As Claims Advocate, you will enroll in our individualized training program that will involve job shadowing with seasoned sales representatives as they visit clients and educate them on our process. The travel will vary based off your training territory. This field based training will assist in your education of our industry and solutions as well as allow you to observe the sales skills taught in the hands-on training.

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Job Requirements / Position Overview:

  • Sell roofing, siding and gutters to current and prospective customers by canvassing storm damaged assigned territories. Conducts follow-ups and customer calls through means of telephone and person-to-person contact to identify customer needs.

  • Door-to-Door Sales

  • Business Development within Your Sphere of Influence

  • Inspect Roofs for Storm Damage

  • Walk Homeowners Through the Insurance Claim Process

  • Execute a Contract, Obtain Selections, Educate Homeowners, and Offer Options

  • Customer Contact Before, During, and After the Job

  • Meet Realistic Goals

  • No sales experience required – we’ll train you for success. High school diploma; college preferred.

  • Customer-service focused, strong communication skills and the drive to succeed are essential.

  • Reliable Vehicle and Ladder.

  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.


So What Can You Expect?

There’s a reason our team loves working here! In addition to an exciting, success-oriented culture, uncapped commissions, and career growth opportunities, you’ll speak confidently with customers, knowing that you are selling quality products and services that are backed by a team of professionals.

We offer an industry leading compensation plan that includes::

  • Expected earning of $70,000 to $125,000 in your first year, depending on their commitment and hard work (even if you don’t have previous experience)!

  • Industry leading base retainer pay (minimum of $31,000 per year)

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Executive Matching Bonus Plan – Up to $5,000 company match per year

  • Incentive week-long yearly trip – All inclusive, Airfare included

  • Complete support staff to maximize your selling opportunities

  • Aggressive marketing support to help you succeed

  • Complete product and sales technique training