March is National Women’s month, and it is also currently Women in Construction week. The focus of this observance is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry. In recognition of this event, we would like to spotlight and recognize Doreen Hair, our Vice President of Preconstruction. Doreen has been in the construction industry for over 20 years, 9 of which have been spent at Sisca Construction. In her role at Sisca, Doreen manages and facilities all aspects of Site Plan Approval, Permitting, Utility Conveyance, Marketing and Preconstruction Services. Doreen is a LEED AP professional and holds a Green Building Certification along with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management after switching her major from Engineering. Doreen’s first job in construction was as a jobsite receptionist, a job her big sister got her for the summer while she was in school. During this time, she fell in love with construction and saw the opportunity to grow in the field and decided to change her major and make a career of it. Doreen shares that her favorite part of working in construction is watching the progress from the conception of a project to seeing the final product and being a part of it every step of the way. She also states that while construction is a male dominated field, more and more women are taking on management and executive roles in construction proving that the future of the industry is based on skills, hard work and knowledge, not just gender. When not working Doreen loves the beach, reading and spending time with her family. Doreen is a proud mom of three and her husband is an architect.