The Making of a Construction Leader: From Helper to President

The Making of a Construction Leader: From Helper to President

Becoming the president of a company wasn’t something Ernie Caldwell initially thought about when he started in the construction industry. He earned his associate degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Western Community College and tried to get an entry-level...

Turning a Job Into a Career You Enjoy

An eager high school graduate ready to start making money, Freddie Martin started working in the construction industry around 1969. Progressive Products, a local MEP company, hired him as an apprentice; he completed their six-week program and has been working ever...
Building a Long-Term Career in a Changing Industry

Building a Long-Term Career in a Changing Industry

One of the three principles that guided Byron Hicks through his career in the construction industry is, “Work the metal, don’t let the metal work you.” It was instilled in him by his father, who was highly skilled in sheet metal fabrication. Byron followed in his...