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Name: Keisha P.
Company: Hinkle Contracting Co. LLC
Title/Position: Aggregate Admin/Purchasing Clerk
Years in Construction: 7.5 Years
What was your path to a career in construction?
I began my career with Hinkle Contracting shortly after having my son. When I applied for the position, it was only for better benefits for my family. It did not take long working for Hinkle to discover how much I truly enjoyed working with and learning about the aggregate industry.
What do you like most about working in construction?
What I like most about working in construction is the work family I have. Hinkle has a supportive and hard-working work force. There is a work environment that gives employees a sense of accomplishment and pride.
Have you seen changes for women in construction over the course of your career?
I have not only seen an increase in the number or women working in the construction field, but I have seen many of them achieve high-level positions within management.
If you were to give young women (high schoolers) advice about beginning a career in construction, what would you say?
Explore all the options working in construction has to offer. There are countless career paths within construction that you may be surprised to learn about. Most importantly, find something you can be passionate about.