Women In Construction Week Spotlight: Sue Duffy

Women In Construction Week Spotlight: Sue Duffy

Sue Duffy

Sue Duffy, Vice President, Materials Division

How long have you been in the construction industry?

33 years – since I was hired by O&G on April 6, 1989

How did you get started in the construction industry?

My interest in the construction industry, specifically O&G, started early. My father, Richard Bottass, Sr., was employed as a loader operator at O&G. At a very young age, I recall how much I enjoyed visiting the gravel operation in Burlington while on his lunch break. Conversation at the dinner table was often filled with stories of the daily happenings at O&G. When an administrative position became available at Bogue Road, I immediately applied, and the rest is history. 

Tell us about your role at O&G.

My role includes overseeing the ready mix and aggregate sales (company-wide), as well as the dispatch operations for each.

What is most exciting/fulfilling about your role?

For me, what is most exciting and fulfilling is that most days are unlike any other, and every day can be a learning experience.

How does the company support you in your role?

Throughout my entire career, O&G has provided exceptional training, guidance, and leadership.

What’s your advice for other women looking to enter the construction industry?

Be confident, reliable, hardworking, and ask questions.