Meet Summer S! Another one of our fabulous women in roofing here at CentiMark. As a Field Supervisor, Summer goes above and beyond in making sure that she gets the job done right. We are excited to highlight her in our next associate spotlight. Take a look at what she has to say about her experience working in a male-dominated industry...
Q: What do you enjoy most about working at CentiMark?
A: I have always had a fascination with watching the progress of building as well as every part of the construction industry, but what I enjoy the most about CentiMark is the people that I work with. I knew I was going to enjoy working with this company just based on my interview. I couldn’t have been nervous even if I had tried because it was such a comfortable environment. After receiving the job, all of the guys in the same supervisor position as myself helped me every way they could. Everyone tries to make everyone else’s jobs easier, and that says a lot about how well this company is run.
Q: What made you decide to pursue a career at CentiMark?
A: I have spent most of my life on a job site since my dad was a carpenter, so I have always loved building and design. I learned the in’s and out’s of the remodeling aspect of construction, and knew I wanted to work in the construction field. In 2019, I found CentiMark on LinkedIn and thought “what’s the worst that could happen, they say no?” I received a call later that day asking to interview, and all I can say is I’m thrilled that they didn’t say no.
Q: What is a big accomplishment for you at CentiMark?
A: Considering I came into a supervisor position with no experience, my biggest personal accomplishment with CentiMark so far has to be how much I have learned in such a short amount of time. Every day and night I was watching YouTube videos and read every article I could find online. As a female in a male-dominated industry, I always felt it was my personal responsibility to be able to carry my own and know what I am talking about.
Q: Tell us about a win that you’re proud of and why.
A: I moved to Pennsylvania to pursue my career and in doing so, I inspired more of my friends to do the same as well as learn how to be their own handywoman. I want to be an inspiration for women like me going into a male-dominated field. I love the saying “You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You have to show up and own it. If I’m working in a man’s world, I don’t care because I’m still glad I can be a woman in it”.
Q: What is one piece of advice you'd want to share with your peers or others looking at a career with CentiMark?
A: Whether you’re coming into CentiMark with no experience or decades of experience, always feel free to ask questions. If you show that you want to learn, everyone will be willing to help. There is tons of room for growth within the company, and we love when people show that they are dedicated to their craft and take pride in their work.
Summer’s passion for her job and her desire to be an inspiration to other women is incredible to see. We are lucky to have Summer on our team!
I love being able to highlight fellow women in roofing. At CentiMark, it’s great to see how many people we work with support women in the industry as well.
Hope you enjoyed learning more about another one of our fantastic associates! I’ll be back soon with another awesome interview.
As always, happy roofing!
-Miss Anne Serzz
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