Women in Construction Week:

We’re kicking things off with a few words from Maria Boyer, our Vice President of Estimating & Purchasing & Facilities.  As a key member of the leadership team, and someone who has a grand total of 20 years of service at MacDonald-Miller, who better to share their perceptive on what it means to work in the construction industry and be a part of the MacMiller team.

Maria Boyer, VP of Estimating & Purchasing & Facilities

Construction was not my original destination, but through opportunities presented and choices made, I ended up landing in a great industry. The short story is that while I was going to college at the University of Puget Sound, I needed a job to help pay my way. I had a connection with a GC that gave me a job allowing me to work around my college schedule. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in December, which is a tough time of the year to secure a teaching position. With the intent of it being a short-term employment solution, I went to work full-time for the GC, from that point on it became my livelihood and I never wanted to leave the industry.

As Vice President of Estimating & Purchasing & Facilities, I have the pleasure of leading three exceptional teams within MacMiller. My core responsibility is to ensure that each group performs at the highest level and does their part to support our business initiatives. Holistically, my role is to mentor, coach and develop people to meet the demands of the day, as well as for our future. I really enjoy the creative and collaboration aspects of working with different people in setting a vision and collectively achieving success. I have a competitive spirit that loves the challenge of continually resetting the bar for our teams to attain new levels of excellence. 

Why MacMiller? At the end of the day, what sets us apart from our competition is our culture. We have a passionate group of individuals who want to do their part in providing our clients a great product and experience. Everyone respects one another’s role in making that a reality. What’s unique is not what we do, it’s how we do it with a fusion of analytical, innovative, and creatively minded people.

To hear more from women in construction, read more here.

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