The Women of Construction
I Build America – Ohio is dedicated to celebrating the women of construction! Women are a vital part of our industry, and there are female leaders at all levels of construction work. From foreman to company owners and executives, construction wouldn’t be the industry it is without its female employees. Join us and our partners in celebrating the success of women within your own company and across the nation during National Women in Construction Week 2021.
Meet: Susie Hoover
Name: Susie Hoover
Company: Shook Construction Co., a construction company that serves clients in 13 states from its offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Title/Position: Senior Project Administrator
Years Working in Construction: 35 years
How Susie Started in Construction: Susie started working in construction company to be their receptionist, secretary, field payroll clerk, and accounts payable clerk.
What Susie Loves Most About Her Job: “The diversity of the work. Due to my knowledge of accounting and job cost, I can do just about any position in the company.”
What Career Advice Does Susie Offer to Women Considering a Career in Construction?
There are lots of opportunity for women in construction today compared to when I was younger. You will have to prove yourself because it has been a man’s world for a long time but that doesn’t mean you are not worthy of the profession. If you have determination and purpose you can tackle any job no matter what.
Learn More About Careers in Construction
Begin your career in construction today! Explore educational tools and resources right here on I Build America Ohio’s website. Questions about how to start a career in construction? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started in the right direction.
Follow along all week as we continue to share the message about the important role of women in construction, today and all year long!