Women in Construction Week – Meet Rebecca Dusenbury

Acres is celebrating ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค by highlighting the contributions of the wonderful women that make up our team!

Get to know Rebecca Dusenbury, a Project Coordinator, who found herself at home in the exciting hustle and bustle of the construction industry.

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง?

To be honest, construction kind of found me. I was working as an Administrative Assistant for a Utility company for a few years prior. I always wanted to get out from behind the desk and more into the field, so I started taking online courses for water treatment. The crew I worked with always welcomed me out in the field and trained me. I really loved the balance of being able to get outside to learn but come back to the office and really put my head down. I took a two-year Administrative Assistant program while working full-time and once I completed that, I decided it was time to move onto something more challenging. I love the hustle and bustle of the construction industry. There is never a dull day as every day is different. Also, the problem solving and the way a team can come together to overcome a particular issue is always empowering and rewarding.

๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ.

As a Project Coordinator, I help analyze data and finances, while supporting the field staff and office staff, particularly our superintendents and project managers. We organize our subcontractors with their quotes, contracts, invoicing, and scheduling. Coordination between our team, engineers, architects, and our clients is also part of role. Everything from invoicing, meeting minutes, budget analysis, contracts, and site meetings. Those are just a few of the tasks of a Project Coordinator!ย 

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ?

Get out and do it. Everyone starts somewhere at some point in their life, so donโ€™t be afraid. There are a lot of people out there who are more than willing to help teach you. Times are changing and there is a very powerful feeling once you take those first steps.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ?

My biggest achievement is being a working mom with a young family in what is still a very male-dominated field. Itโ€™s by far the hardest thing I have ever done but being a strong female role model is the most important thing for both my son and daughter. I have also been a part of many of the projects you see around the Kamloops area, but my latest and greatest one was the Brandt Tractor Building โ€“ we had an amazing crew out there!

 

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