There’s no “right way” to join the dirt world, and Missy Scherber is living proof.
Even though she had no aspirations of joining construction as she grew up and already had a great job in fundraising, she’s now co-owner and general manager of a construction company. Imagine that.
Missy was working in a fundraising position at a nonprofit, which she thought was her dream job until she met her now-husband Trevor, who ran a small excavating and dumpster business. She was instantly drawn to it all.
“I was fascinated by the people who build our world. I realized that I wanted to be a part of a business that
supports the people who build what our society needs to function.”
Missy quit her nonprofit job and took over management of the dumpster company Trevor owned.
“I traded my high heels for a pair of boots, and I haven’t looked back since.”
Missy loves construction overall, but above all, she loves the impact they’re able to make each day.
“I get excited about the significance of construction and the legacy you get to create. Fifty years from now, I’ll be driving down the road saying that I helped build this road, or I helped build that business that people work at every day.”
Missy’s best career advice?
“Learn where you want to be, and communicate that to the management and ownership of the company you’re at. That way, they can help put you on the path to where you want to be. Too many young people think they have to sit in the back and be quiet because they don’t know much yet. I say, get in and have fun. Don’t be intimidated!”
If you don’t enjoy your job as much as Missy does, maybe it’s time for you to make a switch, regardless if you already have a career!Back to all stories