Women in Construction Week Spotlight: Holly Nowak

Posted on Mar 4, 2022 by Miron Construction

As part of Women in Construction Week 2022, we’re highlighting the women of Miron Construction – their backgrounds, what got them into construction, and what both rewards and challenges them. We hope these features inform and inspire you!

Holly Nowak – Project Manager

  • What are the most challenging things on a project? Managing multiple personalities. Everyone comes from a different background, has a different strength, and a different personality. The challenge is to get these people to come together and work successfully towards a common goal, which is completing a construction project!
  • What is the most rewarding part of your job? Managing multiple personalities! It’s really fun to meet new people. It’s amazing when people can execute their strength and area of expertise to build something extraordinary.
  • What has been your favorite project you have worked on? Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Family Engagement Center. This is a gymnasium with suspended track, fitness center, and beautifully designed lobby area. There are a bunch of neat features and meaningful architectural elements that make this project mean something more than just a gym.
  • What made you interested in a career in construction? My high school was under construction during my sophomore year. I toured the construction progress as part of one of my engineering classes. It was cool to see the progress week by week, and the coordination of people and equipment in a small space was intriguing. I knew I wanted to be involved with construction from there forward. It was my summer internships that lead me to the career I have now.
  • What are some challenges you face in your role? Experience. I am constantly asking questions and talking with team members to gain as much knowledge as I can about a project. You never stop learning, but in your first years of the industry, you learn a lot really fast!!

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