Women in Construction Week Spotlight: Polly Krueger

Posted on Mar 11, 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!

Polly Krueger – Laborer

  • What are the most challenging things on a project?  All the different personalities that you have to work with.
  • What is the most rewarding part of your job? Seeing the finished project and the Owner’s reactions and to be able to say I was part of their project.
  • Did you have a mentor when you started? No, I did not have a mentor when I started 27 years ago. I was the only female on the job site, and sometimes that was pretty hard.
  • What has been your favorite project you have worked on? My favorite project to work on was Oshkosh Corporation’s Global Headquarters.
  • What made you interested in a career in construction? When I was a kid I would go for drives with my grandpa who worked in construction. He would show me all the buildings he helped build, and I was always so impressed with that. My grandpa was the superintendent on a new Land O’Lakes project in Kiel, Wis. in 1942, and years later I worked on the same building’s remodel.
  • What are some challenges you face in your role? Some people question my capabilities as a female in construction. But if you set your mind to it, you can do anything.
  • How did you get into construction? I have two brothers who are masons by trade, and they told me if I set my mind to it, I could not only work in construction, but thrive in my career.

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