Women In Construction Week - Suzanne Moubray
Suzanne Moubray | Controller
“Young women should learn every aspect of the business. You should know about the physical building of a project as well as the estimating/business side of that project. Get the whole picture!”
Why did you get into the construction industry?
Actually, I got into the construction industry just by chance. I work in the accounting field–all accounting positions are basically the same no matter what the business. I had been in the health care field for 23 years and wanted a change. Construction was just the change I needed.
Why did you choose to work at Martin Horn?
I grew up in this area, so I have always heard about Martin Horn. I liked the idea of working for a family run business. One that believes in community involvement.
What unique skills do you bring to your job as a woman?
I believe that all women are very detail-oriented. That is very useful in my position in accounting. But I could also see it being useful in other positions in construction. Whether you are a project manager or working on a job site, attention to detail sets us above others.
Are there women who inspired you along the way? Who?
Since I have never worked in construction before, it is sad to say that I don’t have anyone who comes to mind.
What career advice do you have for younger women interested in construction?
Young women should learn every aspect of the business. You should know about the physical building of a project as well as the estimating/business side of that project. Get the whole picture!
Why do you think women should work in construction?
Women bring organization to whatever they do. Women also aren’t afraid to take on any task give them.