Kelly Taggart has been part of the Todd & Sargent purchasing and expediting team for 8 years. She is currently the Project Expediting Supervisor, where she oversees purchasing, drawing releases, and assists with the T&S project data sharing platform. Read on to learn more about why she chose a career in construction:
What did your path into construction look like?
I started in the construction industry part-time as a Purchasing Expeditor while I was in college. When I started, I had no idea if I’d stay in the industry or not, but it didn’t take long for me to realize I really enjoyed what I was doing and wanted to continue down this path. Soon enough, I became a full-time Purchasing Agent and a few years and titles later, I am now the Project Expediting Supervisor, so I get to oversee all of the purchasing for our projects.
What do you enjoy most about your job/working in construction?
I greatly enjoy the people I work with, but not just the people I see every day in the office. We have a great group of vendors that I’ve enjoyed building relationships with over the past 8 years, and a wonderful group of people in the field that I love working with and learning from. It’s those relationships that really keep me going and striving to be the best I can be.
What is your most memorable moment working in construction?
I don’t have just one “moment” per se, but a specific project that is the most memorable. Our Pittsburg, TX project will always stick out to me because it’s the first job I was able to buy out everything on my own and see the project from start to finish. This is one of the best learning experiences you can have, and it comes with a great sense of pride and accomplishment.