Kaitlin Stough, a project manager with Kinsley Construction, stands in front of the new Kinsley Construction headquarters building under construction on East Princess Street recently. (Photo by Jeff Lautenberger for Our York Media)
Picture a construction manager, staring from under a hard hat at another day’s work.
Maybe it’s a warehouse renovation, where men have been sweating in the summer swelter. Or maybe it’s the new unit at a York County hospital, the complicated technical specs to be followed just so. Sure, you can see him standing there.
But can you see — her?
“There’s definitely a small group of old-school people who are surprised to see a woman out there,” says Kaitlin Stough, a Kinsley Construction project manager. “But, when you focus on quality work, building relationships and making the client happy, the respect comes.”
Kaitlin’s no stranger to working in predominantly male fields.
After high school, she enrolled in fire school to be a volunteer firefighter and later worked jobs as an emergency department tech and 911 dispatcher.
For the next phase of her career, Kaitlin still wanted to make a difference – and Kinsley provided just the opportunity. Every project is a chance to give back, whether it’s new housing, a school renovation or a facility that will create jobs.