Sundt is pleased to announce that Annie Tremaine has joined the company as a field engineer working in our Texas office. Annie graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science Management. She is currently assigned to the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport project in Wichita Falls, Texas. We recently asked Annie a few questions to get to know her better.
What drew you to the construction industry?
In today’s world, everywhere you look there is construction. I wanted to work in an industry that would always be needed and where I could always be learning. With all the economic changes underway, I saw construction as something of a light in the dark with the promise or hope of a steady career.
What are your job responsibilities in your new position?
Right now I am taking care of linking drawings and contacting subcontractors in the preconstruction phase of Sundt’s Wichita Falls airport construction project. As the project progresses, I’ll be focusing mainly on submittals, RFIs (requests for information), and quality checks out in the field. And whatever else I can get myself involved in!
What might you be doing if you weren’t working in construction?
I would probably have completed my degree in public relations (PR) and be working in that field. I switched from PR to Construction in 2010.
What’s the most interesting book you read (or movie you saw) recently?
“Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically Everything” by The Betches. It’s a funny book for women on how to hold your ground and get what you want out of life. I wouldn’t take everything they say to heart, but it’s a funny read and has some good advice.
Best thing about living in Texas?
The people. I have lived all over the United States including Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Alaska but Texas definitely has the best people.
Where would you most like to travel?
I would love to visit Australia.
How do you like to spend your free time?
For indoor activities, I enjoy trying new foods and doing a little shopping. Outdoors, I enjoy running with my dog, Lilly, going to the beach, and I have begun to try my hand in hunting – both bow and rifle.
Best advice you ever received?
My mom likes to send me inspirational quotes and this is one of my favorites, by Carl Sandburg: “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”