What are you doing differently in 2019 that has had a positive impact on your career? Getting introduced and trained for Emergency Response Prepareness (ERP) assignments, I believe that it will positively impact not just my career, but also as a person overall in all aspects of life. Putting different hats when
Which project, deal or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? For me the game changer was moving to the Utah/Nevada market and working for the Pella distributor there, in a different position. Learning so much about different aspects of the business in two totally different markets
What was your first job and what did you learn from it? My first job was in a small architectural office in New York City. We designed high end retail stores all over the country, and I learned to manage the projects from start to finish. We were responsible for the drawings, hiring the contractor in each local area, and then visiting the sites during construction
What project, transaction, honor or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of my work with the architectural and design community. I enjoy visiting these A&D firms to see how I can help them with any flooring specifications. Often this takes the form of a “lunch and learn” presentation, as I am certified to provide AIA CEU programs
Which project, deal or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? The University of Massachusetts – Chapel Renovation - The renovation of one of the most iconic buildings on UMass’ Campus and on the National Register of Historic Places. I am very proud to have this project on my resume. Barr & Barr successfully
What motivated you to step out on your own? It was never a question to me of “if” but rather than “when” I would start my own firm. To get a better understanding of the whole building process, I was assigned to work with construction supers and tradespeople, to improve the quality on a huge city block reconstruction project. It’s no exaggeration to say I didn’t
Which project, deal or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? The “game changer” project in my career was a $218 million transmission line program for a major utility in the Northeast. My company, Burns & McDonnell, was responsible for program management and successfully completing
Tiffany Stanewicz is an assistant electrical designer at Interstate Electrical Services and has been with the company for three and a half years. Previously in the medical field, she was introduced to the electrical trade by her then-boyfriend (now husband), an electrician who is passionate about the field. She was immediately intrigued by the industry.
Which project, deal or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? In 2016, we had started Network Design and Construction, Inc. and I was offered the opportunity to learn the accounting and finance side of the business. This then allowed me to step into my current role of operations manager.
Allisyn Mowrey is an electrical apprentice at Interstate Electrical Services, having been in the apprenticeship program for almost a year. Mowrey originally intended to go into the dental field, but at the suggestion of a friend, took an exploratory course in electrical that changed her mind. She was fascinated by “the whole concept of understanding how electricity worked,”