As the son, grandson and nephew of veterans, Hans Beutel knew from a young age that a military career was his destiny. With both grandfathers serving in World War II, and his father and uncle serving in Vietnam, he grew up with a deep admiration for both their service and sacrifice. While he was in […]Continue Reading
Mindy Lovell never planned to join the ranks of the construction industry. Now 20 years later, she can’t imagine being anywhere else. It all started with applying for an operations assistant job at Robins & Morton more than two decades ago. “I really didn’t know anything about the industry before then, and thankfully Barbara Wilson […]Continue Reading
Pecola never imagined she’d one day work in construction. “Growing up, I wanted to be a P.E. teacher,” she said. “And I’ve had a lot of different jobs. I worked for the post office. I have a cosmetology license to braid natural hair. I also worked as a security guard.” In fact, working in security […]Continue Reading
As the daughter of a custom home builder, Jackie often accompanied her father to his projects. Observing her dad’s ability to craft intricate homes that positively impacted so many people, she knew early on she was interested in a career in construction. In high school, Jackie became interested in environmental conservation, and in college, she […]Continue Reading
Although Janelle is a recent addition to the Robins & Morton team, she has been studying construction and working in the field for some time. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in building construction. After that, she took the traditional path many new college graduates experience in the industry. “I […]Continue Reading
Raven Phillips currently supports five senior-level estimators by setting up projects, managing project schedules, pre-qualification, and all things bidding. And those are just a few of her daily responsibilities. She earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Memphis and also has a master’s in corporate communications from Northeastern University. When she completed […]Continue Reading
They say the third time’s the charm, which Jennifer Lacy might agree with in terms of how she found her ultimate career path. Jen graduated from East Texas State University — now Texas A&M University-Commerce — with a bachelor’s degree in operations management and a minor in human resources. After that, she continued her education […]Continue Reading
When Liz Swack was working on her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Alabama, she didn’t know that she’d end up entering the construction industry. “A friend told me about the [job] opening, and I knew Robins & Morton was a great company to work for,” Swack said. “So I went for it. […]Continue Reading
With dreams of becoming a collegiate baseball player, Phillips had a quick change of plans when he did not receive a scholarship. Feeling that he needed the structure he once had in playing organized sports, Phillips enlisted in the in Army. In addition to discipline and self-respect, one of the most important tactical skills Phillips […]Continue Reading
Ayers’ arrival to boot camp was somewhat typical as he originally enlisted in the Army to serve and to further his education, but the way his experience shaped his passion, drive, and grit was anything but conventional. His time in the Airborne Infantry taught him leadership, painstaking attention to detail, and what it meant to […]Continue Reading
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