Five Proud Reasons to Work in Construction

Mar 28, 2018

Constructing of Northside Lofts -Cuyahoga Falls, 2006

1. You get to make an impact on your community.

There are not many professions that allow you to have a positive and concrete effect on your community throughout the entire scope of your career.  In construction, you have the opportunity to improve businesses, spark interest in locals, bring people together, and even better lives. 

2. You are a part of something bigger.

A career in construction can be empowering and inspiring.  When you are awarded a project, the expectations of thousands of people lie in your hands.  It takes multiple professional’s expertise combined to complete a successful project in any sector.  To take part in the creation of a hospital, a school, a hotel or even a small business, from the blueprints to the finished product, you are a part of something bigger than yourself. 

3. You see progress every day.

In some professions, you leave work at the end of the day, and it’s unclear what you did or did not accomplish.  Construction is not one of those industries.  Although there are days when it feels like nothing got done, for the most part, you leave at the end of your day with a visual of the work you did.  And this gives you a good sense of accomplishment. 

4. There is never a dull moment.

Constructing a building is no easy task.  There are a hundred things needed to be taken care of daily, whether you’re in the field, or in the office.  Jobs are progressing constantly, and obstacles are inevitable.  This industry is for the detail oriented, hands on, high sense of urgency go-getters.  And it’s a great thing to take pride in.

5. You produce work that keeps on working, and giving, for years.

In many industries, your work is in the spotlight for a few days, maybe a few months.  Over time, most consumer products go in and out of style.  In construction, your finished product is an over 100,000 SF apartment complex that will house countless students, friends, businesspeople, couples, and families for years.  Your finished product is a kindergarten through 12th grade school that will educate thousands of students, give work to hundreds of educators, and provide a place of trusted learning for every parent’s child.

The most rewarding part, is looking up at a multi-million-dollar, years’ worth of work project with your team and being able to say we built this.