Christie McMichael: I have seen opportunities for Baker Roofing open up. I believe women in the construction industry offers a different perspective to construction situations and dialogue. Men and women interrelate differently amongst each other. Sometimes in order to close a deal it is better to have two men discuss the situation but at other times it can be more productive to have a woman discuss the situation with the man to close the deal or offer a solution. This can be the said of men to women and women to women too. I believe diversity adds value to our clients and success for Baker Roofing.
Siri Bharathi: There were hardly 3-4 girls in civil engineering class, 15 years ago. Now I see more women across the industry in a variety of technical/non-technical/management roles or out in the field. Women are equally, if not more capable of working in, handling or delivering construction projects in an industry that has always been male dominated.
Haley Jones: My primary job at Baker is providing “World Class Service” to all our clients. Several of our clients happen to be women property managers. In recent years and with growing relationship, I have found my conversation to be more and more candid with my clients and one that has always stuck out to me was one PM saying to me, “I love working with the men at Baker, but it is so encouraging to hear from you and hear how knowledgeable you are about roofs. It’s so easy to talk to another woman that gets I may not understand everything about a roof and can easily break it down on my level, so that I understand.” Those comments make it all worth it!
Jessi Day: I stepped into the Roofing world in 2004, mostly by accident. I took an inside sales job thinking I would look for something else in the meantime. Little did I know I would fall into this business and love it. I have worked my way up in various positions during my 16 year roofing career. I started working at Baker Roofing in 2012 as the office Manager of the Nashville TN Branch. It didn’t take me long to figure out Baker is “Home” for me and I wanted to learn and grow as much as I can here. In 2016, I took a leap of faith and jumped into the sales role. I was scared, mostly of failing. This has taught me anything worth doing may be scary and difficult, but worth the risk. I am so blessed to have an amazing support team here at Baker who have stood behind me and helped guide me.