Did you know, October is Career In Construction month? We may be biased, but we think it is the best industry to work in! A career in construction is exciting, rewarding and challenging. Within the construction industry, there are many roles and career paths you can take.
- Construction Superintendent
- Project Manager
- And More!
Other construction trades including mechanical, electrical, engineering, and architectural are also great construction career options. There are construction jobs suited for all different interests and skill sets…something for everyone.
A career in construction means:
- High Job Placement
- Great Salary & Growth Opportunities
- Less College Debt (Compared to 4 Year College Degrees)
Here’s what a few of our team members have to say about their career in construction.
Roger Kirchner – Carpenter
Growing up on a farm got me interested in the construction industry. We’d tear down every building on the farm and then rebuild it with my dad. Now, I like starting with something not so great and making it look beautiful. It is nice to see what you’ve accomplished at the end of the day.
Tony Knier – Lead Carpenter
I loved LEGOS as a child. Building in construction is very similar to building with LEGOS. You have certain types and shapes of building pieces that can “go together” in a variety of different ways, depending on what the instructions (or plans) call for. Each build is different, but the essential “building blocks” for them remain the same, allowing for infinite creativity.
Hope Schroeder – Carpenter
I went into the construction industry because I wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps! He worked as a carpenter for 34 years and continues to do so in his retirement.
Dale Gruber – Owner/Everything
When I first started out, I worked as a carpenter and after about 10 years in the industry, I started my own business. I went into carpentry because I always liked working with my hands and building things. For many years, I wore the hat of carpenter, estimator, project manager and accountant. Now as a general contractor estimator/project manager, I enjoy seeing a project being built and how happy the customers are when completed…it is a great feeling.