Hard-Hatted Women: Recognizing Women in Construction

Hard-Hatted Women: Recognizing Women in Construction

An Interview with Four Women from Reynolds According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women represent almost half of total employees across all industries, but only about 10 percent of the construction workforce. At Reynolds, where the percentage of the female workforce is double the national average at 20 percent, we are proud to recognize the women that form the backbone of our company. Already possessing industry-critical skills and expertise, such as leadership, management, strategy, business, sales, and marketing, women are a natural fit for a wide range of construction roles. Women at Reynolds are project managers, engineers, marketers, accountants, project coordinators, human relations professionals, restoration technicians, and more. We asked four women to describe their roles in the construction industry and how the industry has influenced their careers.   Shawna Strine Role: Project Manager Years with Reynolds: 18   Roshelle Fennell, CDT Role: Senior Project Manager Years with Reynolds: 6   Erin Kelly Role: Energy Engineer Years with Reynolds: 1   Karla Villamizar, CEM Role: Project Development Engineer Years with Reynolds: 1   Why did you choose a career in construction? Shawna: I started with Reynolds as a receptionist and decided to learn more about Reynolds and construction. Therefore, […]

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Project Spotlight: Armstrong Junior/Senior High School

Project Spotlight: Armstrong Junior/Senior High School Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania, the 270,658-square-foot Armstrong Junior/Senior High School (AJSHS) is the largest school in Armstrong School District. The facility is the culmination of years of community debate, the topic of which is familiar to districts whose population is waning and student base is shrinking: how can our aging facilities best serve our students now and in the future? Exploring Options After exploring additions and renovations options for several outdated schools, the answer for Armstrong School District was to consolidate three schools into one new facility for up to 1,750 students in grades 7 to 12. The $47.6 million building is a symbol of stability and new beginnings for a region that has experienced the shutdown of major industries, population decline, and school closures. When the region was at its peak in the 1970s, there were seven high schools in the district. By the time AJSHS was built in 2015, two of the three remaining high schools in the district were shuttered and its students were consolidated under one roof at the centrally located new school. Reynolds performed program management services while the district was debating […]

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Reynolds Restoration Services Promotes Herrington

Elkridge, MD — Reynolds Restoration Services has promoted Curtis Herrington to emergency services field supervisor. In his new role, Herrington will oversee all emergency service projects in the Baltimore/Metro D.C. service area and will bridge gaps between field and administrative staff to ensure quality and client satisfaction. “Since joining Reynolds last year, Curtis has demonstrated a commitment to customer service and attention to detail,” said Anthony Worrall, president of Reynolds Restoration Services. “This promotion acknowledges his hard work, growth mindset, and positive attitude.” Herrington began his career with Reynolds in 2018 as a restoration technician. He has four years of crew leader experience within the restoration industry for commercial mitigation and large loss. About Reynolds Restoration Services Reynolds Restoration Services is the premier disaster restoration and reconstruction company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland service areas. Our qualified and dedicated staff are always on call to respond to fire, smoke, water, mold, and wind damage. With over 12 years of experience in the emergency restoration industry, Reynolds Restoration Services is a division of Reynolds, a full-service building solutions provider offering construction, construction management, energy, and commissioning and engineering services. For more information, visit www.ReynoldsSolutions.com.

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