I AM A WOMAN IN CONSTRUCTION
Sue Duffy, Assistant 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.