Construction offers a tangible outcome that will exist for years, decades, in some cases centuries. When you work in construction you have an opportunity to leave your mark on the world. Additionally, the work is always interesting with endless opportunities for growth and development. As a military spouse I moved often so I am thankful the skills I have developed in construction are transferable.
Coryn Brosnan has been in the staffing industry for 22 years and says that skilled trades staffing is the most rewarding field she been a part of. "Peopleready Skilled Trades is a company that treats their employees amazing. Opportunity for growth and professional development are always available. We take pride in partnering with construction companies to help them grow".
To women considering a career in construction, Majken Poley, Project Manager with ReArch Company, would say, don't be afraid to put yourself out there. "It can sometimes feel pretty male dominant, but don't let that hold you back. I have found so much support and respect in my role, regardless of my gender. More and more women are popping up in the industry, paving the way for the future of women in construction."
A career in the construction industry has always come natural to Michelle Trodella, Director of Operations Administration with Methuen Construction Co., Inc. "Growing up in a family of skilled mechanics and trade workers instilled an interest from a young age to not only love the visual and measurable accomplishments at the completion of a project, but also to embrace each step along the process as individual small achievements. Like many who have held the flashlight for their fathers while they worked on a project, that contribution albeit small was essential. Each individual role plays a part within the progression of the project progression and successful completion."
Kristen Peik with Alpine Environmental, Inc. appreciated the more tangible work that goes into the construction industry. "Even though I'm not working in a hands-on position, it's rewarding to see the end result of the work our company as a whole provides our clients."
Construction was not so much an industry Nicole Demers, Payroll Manager with Optiline Enterprises LLC. was looking for but more that she fell into and loved. "It was and still is a dream job...The projects we are on are always different and our team crushes it!"
Juliet Hadley graduated from Elon University with a double major in Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management. After graduating she joined the family business, Pella Windows & Doors of New England, as a Marketing & Business Development Associate. She enjoys many things about her career, but, she says, “working with my family members (dad, sister, brother-in-law) is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
Megan Butcher, Project Manager with Fulcrum Associates, sees construction as a unique opportunity to meet and interact with many different types of people and problems. "No single day is the same as the last and there are always things changing and new things to learn. The industry as a whole is at a point where it is no longer moving in the direction of how it has always been but seeing major innovation in every aspect from how the work is actually implemented to how projects are managed."
Kayla Johnson, Second Year Apprentice Pipefitter with DECCO Inc., likes the construction industry because, as she says, you get to earn and learn. "Every day I use my hands and learn so much in one day just at work. It's not the same thing every day, and I'm not in debt from going to college. My work provides the opportunity for me to get my pipefitter license and send me to school. I love my job but it's not even a job, it's a career."
Amanda Cambell, Assistant Project Manager with HP Cummings Construction Company, enjoys construction because it is an ever-evolving, non-stop creative line of work. The construction industry is filled with tradespeople who are willing to help out others and provide insight into their particular craft. "This knowledge I have found to be priceless and educational while working alongside so many individuals. I am also a very creative person and enjoy being able to collaborate with architects and engineers during the design development and construction process."