Elaine Hampstead, Project Manager
What do you love about the construction industry?
The people, especially the trades. There are so many interesting people that work in the construction trades. Over 20 years working in this industry I have been fortunate enough to meet some really great people.
Advice you would give other women entering our field?
Never pretend to know something you don’t, always ask questions and be real.
Your favorite project to date and why?
Detroit Finney High School eventually named East English Village Preparatory Academy (EEVPA). It was my first project working for Clark and the largest project that I had managed at that point. It was very challenging and I was very proud of what I was able to accomplish.
What professional organizations are you a part of or recommend?
What are your hobbies or what do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to travel with my family. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend 2 weeks in Australia with my husband in 2018 and take a trip to Aruba with my kids in 2019. This year my family will drive to Hilton Head for spring break and visit my first boss in the construction industry. She was the greatest mentor and really set the bar high for women in construction!