Amanda Godbee

  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I’ve been with OCP off and on for 16 years, steady for the last three.

  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay? My dad was a cement mason when I was younger and they used to have, I think they still do, Bring Your Daughter to Work Day, and I went with my dad one day and I just loved it, I fell in love with it and I’ve been doing it ever since.

  • What would you tell another woman interested in joining the industry? Don’t be sensitive, it’s hard, you gotta have a big head on your shoulders, but it’s worth it. It’s a lot of fun and I love my job, so as long as you like doing what you’re doing, you should be just fine.

  • What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on? My first big job with OCP was Levis Commons, and that’s where I learned the most stuff. It was a huge project, and I met a lot of the people I still work with today there, and I just learned a lot overall. It was really neat to see it from beginning to end, and be there for the whole thing. It was EIFS. instead of drywall, so I learned most of my EIFS experience on that job. Plus with all the colors it was really neat to see the project come together.

  • What is your favorite aspect of your job? I guess as a whole, it would be the people that I work with and the busy environment. The comradery of all the men and women that work together to make everything happen as a whole and as a team is great. OCP is really a good place to be a team, I enjoy the consistent team effort.