WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK SPOTLIGHT: Julia Hall, Subcontractor Outreach Coordinator

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK SPOTLIGHT: Julia Hall, Subcontractor Outreach Coordinator

How long have you been in the construction industry?

I have been in the industry for ten years: nine with Dimeo Construction Company and one with O&G Industries.

How did you get started in the construction industry?

I started as a front desk receptionist with Dimeo Construction. While in this position, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Public Administration and was later promoted to Community Compliance Coordinator, overseeing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives and workforce development.

Tell us about your role.

As a Subcontractor Outreach Coordinatorwith O&G Industries, I communicate with our subcontractor community. I amresponsible for ensuring we have enough qualified subcontractors to bid our projects. One of my most important tasks is ensuring our subcontractors understand the requirements to bid the projects, ensuring that O&G Industries continues to perpetuate and foster positive business relationships. I also manage our subcontractor database.

When Julia started her career with O&G over a year ago, she already was a strong advocate for MWBE contractors, and she continues to work closely with all our trade partners during bidding of O&G work. She has been a strong addition to O&G Building Group.

Aaron Mednick, VP, Building Group

What’s most exciting or fulfilling about your role?

I get to network! I’m a “social butterfly,” so being able to talk to many people and foster new and continued relationships brings me a sense of fulfillment. Trust is a key factor when dealing with our trade partners, and O&G Industries has cultivated this trust. I plan to continue this in a positive manner.

How does O&G support you in your role?

I attend outside events involving networking and meeting new trade partners. I also work with a knowledgeable team who are always willing to answer any questions I may have.

What’s your advice for other women looking to enter the construction industry? There’s so much advice regarding stages and phases of life…it’s ok to be vulnerable. Ask questions, look for allies, and don’t be afraid to learn something new! Also, it’s ok to be your authentic self!