Melissa Owens

Field Office Assistant

Years in the Industry: 14

When she graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Massachusetts, Melissa Owens never imagined she’d find a career in construction. In fact, she had dreams of eventually becoming an elementary school teacher.

“My first job was for an electrical contractor,” she said. “But I never expected to stay in the construction field.”

Life had other plans for her, though. Melissa moved to Alabama after a few years and got married. At the time, her husband was working as a paid intern for Robins & Morton.

So, how did Melissa end up working for Robins & Morton? One day, she was asked to fill in for someone who was sick, and she did such a great job, that she was hired as a job site secretary.

“That was my foot in the door,” said Melissa. “I’ve been here ever since!”

Melissa and her husband Jason, who also still works for Robins & Morton, both travel together in their roles, depending on what job they’re currently working on. Her favorite thing about construction is admirable: “We primarily work for the Healthcare Division, so I really love the fact that we give back to the community. When we leave, they have a facility where they can take care of their friends, neighbors and family members.”

Family is important to Melissa, and that’s one of the reason she treasures her job with Robins & Morton.

“I love the family-based atmosphere,” she said, “and how much the company cares for their people. They not only reach out if something bad is going on, they celebrate the good things in life, too. They really support their people.”

When the weekend rolls around, you can find Melissa spending time with her family.

“My husband and I have three boys, and they keep us going,” she said. “We do a lot of camping, kayaking and hiking. And we make the most out of the fact that we move around. We like to explore the areas we live in and really take advantage of state parks and other local spots.”