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Spotlighting our Women in Construction

By XL Editor

Women in Construction Week holds significant importance in highlighting the contributions of women in the construction industry. This observance not only celebrates the achievements of women working in construction but also aims to inspire more women to pursue careers in this field.

By recognizing the diverse talents and skills that women bring to construction, this week encourages gender diversity and equality in the workforce, fostering a more inclusive and innovative industry. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the opportunities available to women in construction and to address the challenges they may face, ultimately paving the way for a more equitable future in the construction sector.

We’ve spotlighted five of the outstanding ladies at XL Construction below who are paving the way in the industry!

Erin Allred

We love shining a spotlight on the talented women at XL during Women in Construction Week! Celebrating a decade with us, Erin Allred has had an impressive 20+ year career in the construction industry. As our accomplished Design-Build Executive, Erin is an expert in collaboration, always striving to break down barriers and construct bridges between team members. Her expertise particularly shines through her work on Design-Build projects, where she has honed her skills developing seamless partnerships with Architects, Engineers, and end users. Her genuine compassion for others has been instrumental in the success of many of our most noteworthy projects over the past decade. Here’s to Erin, a true leader, for her outstanding contributions and leadership!

Tami Rouse

Tami Rouse, with nearly six years at XL, consistently demonstrates leadership by fostering collaboration among her team, trade partners, clients, and architects. She excels in keeping construction projects running on time and under budget. Notably, Tami oversaw the ground-up execution of structural elements for the Genentech Building 50 Clinical Supply Center project, helping it to earn several extremely prestigious and much-deserved awards, including ENR’s “Best of the Best” Best Manufacturing Project and ISPE’s Global Facility of the Year. Tami’s dedication and expertise significantly contribute to the success of our projects. Well done, Tami!

Terry Wong

Terry Wong has been a valuable addition to the XL team since 2020, bringing over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. As a Senior Preconstruction Manager, Terry is a champion for strong collaboration among various project stakeholders and shepherds seamless transitions between the preconstruction and construction phases of projects. With a commitment to excellence and sensational management skills, Terry is an incredible asset to the XL team. Way to go, Terry!

Makenna Gitchell

Makenna Gitchell’s journey with XL has been nothing short of remarkable! Progressing from an intern to a Project Engineer to her current role as Senior Project Engineer, Makenna consistently demonstrates excellence. Her contributions have been particularly impactful on some of our most notable recent Sacramento projects, including the Heredia-Arriaga School project in Natomas. Her dedication and proficiency have made her an invaluable asset to the XL team. We are truly fortunate to have such a talented and accomplished engineer in our midst. Kudos to you, Makenna, for your outstanding work!

Kazia Sticklinski

Happy International Women’s Day! On the final day of Women in Construction Week we are spotlighting Kazia Sticklinski. Kazi has been with us for 4 years and has 9+ years of industry experience. She started her journey at XL as a Sr. Marketing Coordinator and was recently promoted to Marketing Manager. She leads the development of RFQ/RFP and interview strategies and materials to position XL as an industry leader. She is a master at facilitating strong collaboration amongst pursuit team members and identifying creative ways to showcase the team’s skills to help them win great projects that align with our purpose – We Build to Improve Lives. Kazia, you’re a rockstar!

Date Published: 03.04.2024

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