Women In Construction Week Spotlight: Toya Hammond

Women In Construction Week Spotlight: Toya Hammond

Toya Hammond

Toya Hammond, Program/Project Manager
Hartford Schools Program Management

How long have you been in the construction industry?

I have been in construction for over 23 years, 11 years at O&G.

How did you get started in the construction industry?

I started in construction when I was 20 years old as a job site clerk for Frank Mercedes & Sons.

Tell us about your role.

I am the Program Manager for the Hartford School Construction Program.  I work as the owner’s representative for a $54.4M school project.  I work very closely with the construction manager, ensuring the owner’s needs, concerns, schedules, and budget are adhered to for the project.

What’s most exciting/fulfilling about your role? 

The most exciting thing about my role is every day I must solve a problem; it reminds me of a puzzle that needs to be put together for the project to be successful.

How does the company support you in your role?

O&G supports my role as a woman in construction by letting me be me.

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

Do not let anything hold you back from something you want to do.  As women, we are resilient, powerful, and bring a lot to the table in the construction field.