75 Stories: Gabryelle Giddens, Project Engineer
2021 marks the 75th Anniversary for Clark Construction Company. To celebrate, we’re using our employee’s voices to explain the impact Clark has made to our fellow teammates, communities, and clients. This is Gabryelle’s story.
Working at Clark has given me a different perspective of the value, quality, thought, and more on what goes into something that has been created or an idea or workmanship. There have been several influential employees that I have worked with. One person who will always stand out to me as a mentor is Clayton Swenson. I would consider him one of my first mentors with Clark. He gave me knowledge of construction as a whole and how to be a better leader and make decisions and stand behind them regardless of certain unsureness. Along the way he groomed me into being I feel a great asset to the construction industry. Always helpful and resourceful, he has helped me outside of work as well.
Its not easy to pick a favorite project for me, because I have been involved with many projects all at different stages of construction. In a way I would say I have contributed to the success of each project I have been involved with simply because everyone plays a part in the growth and success of a project from start to finish. Whatever project I am on, I would say what I contribute the most is a center or grounding way of looking at job site situations or issues. I am able to help settle the differenced in people opinions or point of view in order to come up with a solution. I am also a very organized person and when it comes to success that is a key skill when aiming to deliver the best outcome/product/building whatever it may be.
Some of my favorite memories at Clark are hanging out with my team members outside of work because we were able to create a bond and enjoy each other’s company. Simply going to grab a bite to eat and drinks after a stressful workday and laughing and enjoying good conversation with good people have built a lifetime of memories for me.