Construction Dive's Hallie Busta spent some time with Kristy Thompson, the 23-year old superintendent for custom home builder Addison Homes, in Greer, SC.
Thompson interned with both some and large builders. Here's what she learned from D.R. Horton.
They’re a lot faster paced, so I got to see houses from start to finish in just a summer. It was pretty cool to see how different it is and how less focused on design they are and more on efficiency and production. I learned what I liked and didn’t like about it.
Thompson did say the residential construction sector needs to do some work to appeal to women.
The residential sector, I feel, is a bit more behind [commercial] as far as welcoming women into the field. Some of my friends that I graduated with and graduated a couple of years before me and went into commercial or larger-scale construction say it’s a little bit more open.