Spotlights

Company of the Month: Wayne J. Griffin Electric encourages women to take the driver’s seat

For more than four decades, Wayne J. Griffin Electric has aspired to the motto of: “Work with the Best. Be the Best.” A leading electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Griffin upholds

2021 Women in Construction: Sandra Martinez, Assistant Superintendent, Cranshaw Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My greatest achievement to date in my career has been running the renovation of a two-story historical building right off

2021 Women in Construction: Kathleen Durocher, Assistant Project Manager, South Coast Improvement Company

How have you adapted and changed in the last 12 months? I have been balancing working full time first fully remotely and then a hybrid of in-person and remote work with virtual hybrid learning for my two sons for nine months of the past year. Finding a balance to keep all of us successful

2021 Women in Construction: Sophie Shipe, Project Manager, ARCO National New England

What steps have you taken to ensure the continued success of your firm? ARCO prioritizes the customer service we provide. We strive to go above and beyond our clients’ requests, and I have made it a personal goal to ensure the clients I work with enjoy the construction experience throughout their projects.

2021 Women in Construction: Toni Dupell, Business Development Account Manager, DPS Group Global

What are you most looking forward to post-pandemic? Post-Pandemic, I am looking forward to regular networking events. I love how creative we have become as an industry in the last year to stay connected in a virtual setting, but I am looking forward

2021 Women in Construction: Jodie Ratner Senior Project Manager, Erland Construction, Inc.

Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you? 26 years ago, I was a flight attendant with a degree in finance working part-time in real estate for a developer. I always had an interest in construction, but

2021 Women in Construction: Mary Leahy Senior Project Manager, Erland Construction, Inc.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My greatest professional achievement and most notable project in the last 12 months was the completion of

2021 Women in Construction: JoAnn Fryer, PE Regional Manager/Senior Vice President, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Why should women consider a career in the A/E/C industry? The A/E/C industry creates the built environment in which we all operate, although the industry is still male dominated. It’s important that our industry

2021 Women in Construction: Leslie Fanger, RLA Senior Landscape Architect Project Manager, Bohler

What are you most looking forward to post-pandemic? Like many, I look most forward to hugging the people I love. Why should women consider a career in the A/E/C industry? It’s never boring! No two projects are the same.

2021 Women in Construction: Lucia Johnston, Project Manager, Network Design and Construction, Inc.

Starting out in the A/E/C business, who or what empowered you? When I went to start my career, I went with my portfolio to meet with different firms. At one of my first appointments I knocked on the door to the office suite to find one person