Women in Construction Week Spotlight: MaKenna Stelpflug

Posted on Mar 8, 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!

MaKenna Stelpflug – Project Manager

  • What are the most challenging things on a project?  Some of the challenges I face are that it is a fast-paced industry, material lead times are getting longer, and material price increases.
  • What is the most rewarding part of your job?  Getting to work with all kinds of people, completing a project and seeing the impact that has on the owner and community, and learning from the process as no two projects are the same.
  • What has been your favorite project you have worked on?  Green Bay Packaging.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?   I wanted to be a firefighter.
  • What made you interested in a career in construction?  The diversity of industries: healthcare, transportation, industrial, and environmental.
  • What are some challenges you face in your role? Being a young, female project manager, I had to work to earn the respect and trust of the team. Some people think the younger generation doesn’t know a lot, and earning credibility can be a challenge depending on who you’re working with.
  • How did you get into construction?  I started school as a mechanical engineer and quickly learned that I didn’t want to go down that path. I turned to studying civil engineering because it looked more interesting. Construction drew my attention because of the diversity. I like having the variety of fields that I could potentially work in.

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