Looking back on his 15 years leading one the nation's largest builders, he says, "You have to stand for something more than just quarterly and annual results," such as enterprising solutions that underline safety, diversity and inclusion.
Skender says it's perfecting a business proposition that not only solves myriad problems the industry faces, but helps evolve construction as a practice into the most vertically-integrated, efficient process possible.
Her grassroots workforce development program aimed at helping empower young women to step into roles that will solve the construction industry's labor shortage has grown to five states and Guam.
From plummeting architectural billings to spiking material costs, contractors have dealt with unprecedented volatility during the past 12 months, but backlog and contractor confidence suggest a roaring rebound.
The Democrat-sponsored Protecting the Right to Organize Act, designed to grant workers more benefits and rights, will stifle economic activity and job growth, according to construction trade associations.