From Tracy Hart, Tarlton president –
In the course of my work, I meet a lot of people and talk a lot with clients, peers and friends about construction. As a woman working in the industry, I’ve been asked fairly regularly what my experience has been. People ask me straight out whether I would choose a career in construction if I had it to do all over again.
My answer is hopefully not too surprising: I would absolutely choose a career in construction again. The people in this industry are amazing, from the field to the office – talented, energized and great to be around. Our work is tangible, so we see the results and can share what we build with our families and the community.
I must admit, I have not always felt comfortable. I have walked into AGC conventions where I was one of a handful of women among a couple thousand men. But I have chosen to focus on our similarities rather than our differences. We all have a passion to build. This common thread binds us together and is stronger than any biases that might exist.
Now more than ever, it is an exciting time for anyone to work in construction.