Alumni Profile: Kelcy Hunter

Kelcy Hunter (‘12)

Project Manager

Lingo Construction Services


Describe your position:

My duties include project estimating to plans or requirements, bid solicitation and preparing bid scopes. Managing project flow by administration of contracts, material buy-out and submittals, RFI’s, ASI’s, cost control and document control. Daily to monthly financial tracking to ensure project is on budget. Tracking material approvals for quality control, constructability and overall alignment with project schedule ensures project is on time. Daily to weekly communications with project team and Owner/Architect relations.


How has Gordon Cooper helped your career?

Gordon Cooper helped to educated me on the many career opportunities in my field of choice. In the Carpentry program, instructor Jodie Eiland taught me how to identify my focused skill sets, which is processes and organization and helped me acquire trade specific skills.      


What advice would you give to current students in the program?

Work ethic is a personal habit that employers will require. Personal habits and discipline are your responsibility. Show up on time and work hard. Do not be afraid to make a mistake or ask questions. The person afraid to look stupid in preparation will always look stupid in the end. Showing up is the first step to get on a better career path. Doing the work is what keeps you on that path or could even elevate you to a better one. These habits seem simple but this is what will set you apart from every other candidate. Education and experience look the same on paper but your personal discipline and working habits could make all the difference in getting the job. 


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