Celebrating Women In Construction Week

We took a moment to celebrate WIC with a lunch and story time. We passed around the microphone and got to tell a little about ourselves and what led us to the construction Industry. Here are a few photos form this celebration at the MLS project of the field craft.

We’re sharing some stories from some of Kienlen’s hardworking women.

Claire Bexten | Project Engineer

What do you enjoy most about your current role?

I am learning and gaining more confidence in my abilities every day. I especially appreciate everyone’s willingness to help out when needed and their patience to teach and answer questions. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Kienlen craft and have them share some of their expertise with me.

Taylor Fritsche | Project Engineer

Your advice for women entering the construction Industry?

Always look for an opportunity to grow and learn.

Emily Korsch | Project Manager

What led you to a career in the Construction Industry?

In high school I enjoyed math/science, and felt that I wanted to pursue architecture. However, after visiting college architecture classes, I changed my mind to instead pursue civil engineering. During my engineering classes and internships, I was drawn to construction for the combination of technical and people/communication skills it requires. I need to understand all of the professions that go into designing a project, and then help communicate the requirements of the project to a wide range of companies and individuals.

Caitlin Huber | Project Manager

What do you enjoy most about Alberici/Kienlen?

I love that our company cares about their employees and you can feel it.  It’s a large company with a “small family company” feel – best of both worlds.  So, it seems like it comes down to…the people – that is what I enjoy most.  Our people and culture.

Patty Plunkett | Project Administrator III

What do you enjoy most about your current role?

At Alberici/Kienlen everyone treats you like family always with respect and understanding.  Everyone is always willing to help or answer any questions you may have.  We all work as a team to accomplish the goals of building the job right, in budget and meeting the schedule.