Madeline was admiring heavy equipment on roadside projects long before she started at Sargent as a laborer. There wasn’t a particular catalyst that sent her into construction, she naturally found her way after finishing her Associate’s in Civil Engineering.
“To be honest,” she says, “I’ve always loved being outside, and I like seeing people work on jobsites. There’s a reward in going home after a good day of work.”
When you ask Madeline what she thinks about being a female in the industry, she smiles. “Honestly? it’s great. All of my coworkers take care of me. They look out for me.” She admits there’s some initial awkwardness on a new jobsite, but when she cracks a joke, everyone lets out a deep breath. “They’re all thinking, I guess she’s not so…scary…after all!”
A native of New Hampshire, Madeline’s in the northern part of Maine working on advanced labor training. They’ve been analyzing different situations, learning to look at jobsites from a leadership perspective; and how to increase efficiency on projects. She smiles a lot. She seems happy. When asked about her plans, she says: “I absolutely want to move up! I want to be a foreman. That’s why I have to learn everything I can.”Back to all stories