Women in Construction Week:
It’s Day 4 of Women in Construction Week! Today we highlight Nicole Martin, our Marketing Manager. MacDonald-Miller has grown over the last 50 years into a company with 10 locations between Washington & Oregon, and over 1000 employees in both corporate and the field. As an expanding midsize company, leadership recognized the need for a marketing team that could support both customers & employees in the evolving industry of construction. Choosing to promote someone from within the organization who knew all aspects of the business, Nicole became the head of the marketing department 6 years ago, where her commitment to MacDonald-Miller’s success has continued to be a perfect match!
Nicole Martin, Marketing Manger.
Fourteen years ago I was looking for a company where I could pursue my marketing dreams. I actually started with MacDonald-Miller at the front desk as the receptionist and assisted marketing with the New Construction proposals. From there I fell in love with the organization, and then of course, the industry. I’ve always felt supported in both my personal and professional development. When I was new to the construction industry, I joined the local chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). Learning about all aspects of the build environment was important to me and it created a framework for where I saw myself in Construction.
As the corporate marketing manager, I get to help tell our story to our clients, the community, and our employees. My role is to ensure our brand is strong and that our marketing initiatives support our company’s revenue goals. This is my dream job, so there’s a lot to love about it. I admire my team and the people I work with here. They are ridiculously inspiring and bring to light so many points of view. Working in this kind of environment fosters collaboration and ingenuity. Being a company that can embrace change and stays focused on innovation and technology lends itself well to the goals that we commit to. This kind of culture breeds success from the top down.
My advice to someone looking to make a career in construction is take every opportunity to learn about parts of the business you aren’t as familiar with. When you know how things work upstream and downstream from you, even small decisions you make from day-to-day can have a significant impact for the greater good.
To hear more from women in construction, read more here.