Associate Spotlight – Rebecca Schaefer
For Women in Construction Week, Rebecca Schaefer, Assistant Project Manager, shares insights on her construction career, and the most amazing success of also becoming a mother…
I had a baby this year, and to be honest, when I was a kid I made my dreams smaller because I worried they would get in the way of each other. I wondered, was there such a thing as a pregnant construction manager? Well, I will never forget standing on the 4th story roof of my project inspecting TPO progress at 7 months pregnant and realizing that yes, there was such a thing.
At Miller-Valentine we say we Build Dreams. Project management is all about thinking creatively and strategically to make the client’s dream a reality and challenging the assumptions of our industry to get it done better and more efficiently than ever before. If I could go back today and talk to myself at 16 I would say, instead of worrying about any challenges that you perceive, focus on developing your ability to adapt and problem solve. It will make you a successful project manager, and when you find the right team, that skill set will make those challenges workable.
I built a few dreams this year, some for our clients, and some for myself. Because in our industry, whatever the world throws at us, a pandemic, complex structures, or a baby, there is always a way to figure it out together.
Interested in a Career in Construction? Read more at Five Reasons Why It’s Time for Girls and Women to See Their Future in Construction
Work With Us
Let’s build our legacy, together
Whether you’re looking for a collaborative partner on your next construction project or a rewarding career opportunity, we are here to support and guide you toward future success.