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Driven to Build Women in Construction

3/2/2020

The first week in March is National Women in Construction Week sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction. In addition to providing an opportunity to celebrate the powerful impact our women leaders have in our industry, National Women in Construction Week also helps to raise awareness of the many career opportunities available to women in this field.

At Brinkman Construction, women are leading our organization from every department, from accounting to field operations. Here’s what they had to say about their roles and career paths in this industry:

Barb New - Women in Construction

What do you love about your job?

Barb (Senior Project Coordinator): “I love working in the construction industry. It is challenging at times, but also very interesting and fun! I truly learn something new every day. The relationships are what I value the most – we are one big family and we all find a way to stay connected and work together for the betterment of the company.”

 

What inspired you to pursue a career in the construction industry?

Paulina (Field Coordinator): “I wasn’t looking for a career in the construction industry, the construction industry found me. What I love about the field is that it is ever-changing and dynamic. I am constantly learning and am very lucky to have landed at Brinkman Construction.”

 

Jessi-Goodwin-Women in Construction

What do you love about working in construction?

Jessie (Project Manager): “I have always loved the creative process of building and problem-solving. Creating something where nothing was before you started is so much fun! Additionally, there’s nothing better than driving by a project that you have helped build and the satisfaction that comes from that experience.”

 

Aubry Teeters - Women in Construction

How did you get into the construction industry?

Aubry (Project Executive): “I started pursuing engineering, but was drawn to how tangible and dynamic the construction industry is. During the course of a project, we interact and coordinate so many different disciplines between development, architecture, engineering, and the trades. At the end of each project, we have the opportunity to witness how the work we have accomplished will impact a neighborhood.”

 

Gail Wilcox - Women in Construction

How did you get into the construction industry?

Gail (Senior Project Accountant): “My aunt worked for a larger contractor for 30+ years and helped get me my first job as a runner for a smaller contractor in Fort Collins. From there, I moved to accounting at the same company and stayed for 16 years. I have now been with Brinkman Construction for more than 7 years and I love being a part of the project, from loading the budgets to seeing the finished product!

 

Alaina-Squires---Women in Construction

What inspired you to pursue a career in the construction industry?

Alaina (Operations Support Manager): “I kind of fell into the construction industry. My degree is in Restaurant and Resort Management, but I quickly discovered that I didn’t want to stay in the hospitality industry. So, I took a job working in the accounting dept for a large general contractor in Albuquerque and have been in the construction industry ever since!”

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