Maliah Cunningham

  • How long have you been in the industry? I’ve been in the industry for 2 years, but with OCP for two weeks.

  • What brought you to the construction industry, and what made you stay? I’ve always been a hands-on person and can’t sit still. So construction is perfect. It’s always busy. There’s always something to do. I stay because it’s fun.

  • What’s your favorite aspect of your job? I would say seeing the finished project to anything is the most satisfying thing ever. Because you’ve seen it from the ground up and it’s really cool to see it completed.

  • What would you tell another woman interested in joining the industry? I would tell another woman interesting in joining the industry, DO IT! It’s one of the best decisions I ever made, and it’s fun. You just gotta do it.

  • How did your career in construction begin? My school offered a construction trades class for 2 years. So I did that. I took time off from construction, but there’s nothing like construction so I had to come back. I went to Mayfield High School. We built tiny houses throughout the year. It was fun. We tear them down at the end of the year, and then build them back up. Demo is fun though, so I enjoyed that too.