What led you to a career in construction?

“I loved problem solving and understanding the fundamentals of how things work. I got my civil engineering degree thinking I would go into structural design. When I graduated, I thought it would make sense to understand the construction side of the business first, thinking that would help me in design, and well…I never left.”


What do you love most about your job?

“​I love the ability to help others be successful in their pursuits – whether it’s constructing a space that creates a new environment to live, work, and learn, or putting business strategies in place to cultivate an innovative and engaging place for our teammates to accomplish their goals and build their careers.”


What advice would you give the other women looking to begin or advance their career in the construction industry?

“​I would tell them to go for it! It’s challenging yet rewarding to be able to see the results of your efforts. You get to work with extremely talented people that will help you learn and grow every day. No day is the same, no project is the same. With most careers, it can be difficult to measure your work, but in construction, you can physically see what you have accomplished and there is a sense of great pride that goes along with it.”  



About the author

Katrina Reed has been slapping sentences into shape at CSM Group since 2013 and currently serves as the company's creative services manager.

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