Meet carey nasu
Acres is celebrating 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 by highlighting the contributions of the wonderful women that make up our team!
Get to know Carey Nasu, Executive Assistant to the President, who had a curiosity of the construction industry, then quickly discovered it was the perfect fit.
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
My move into the construction sector was pure happenstance. Many of my family members work in construction so I was always curious and wanted to gain an understanding of the industry.
During my interview I remember the feeling of alignment with one of the key topics, which was pride in your work. Knowing that I’m making a positive contribution in anything I do has always been important to me. I had a lot of work experience, but absolutely none in the construction industry, so surprised is an understatement when Jason and Len took a chance on me! Starting off was like learning a new language, but am I ever glad for the opportunity. Flash forward five years, and here I am!
𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭.
My role varies day-to-day and week-to-week. One week we are working on subdivision designs, then the next week we are preparing annual business plans and then transacting on a real estate purchase. I continue to find it challenging as I am always learning new things, which is a huge benefit as my workday is never stale or mundane. My boss runs FAST and in MANY directions, so a lot of days it’s just a matter of keeping up! Staying organized keeps me sane, so I always have new lists on the go, agendas, and spreadsheets. I’m extremely grateful for the priority the company has placed on technology as frankly, I would be lost without it.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲?
Research the company, they become your second family. With the right fit, there’s countless opportunities for growth and development.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐨𝐟?
Early on, I was responsible for pulling together packages for proposals, which was nerve-racking when I still felt like a fish out of water! The first RFP I was a part of that we were successful on still stands out for me. It was a multi-year municipal project with a lot of mandatory requirements. After weeks of hard work and a waiting period that felt like sitting on pins and needles, I had this wonderful feeling of accomplishment. Working on that proposal gave me a better understanding of the technical processes of project controls and reporting, while winning that contract gave me much needed confidence and reassurance that I made the right career choice!