Effective July 25 Rebecca Wall-Schultz, PARIC’s Vice President of Estimating, has been added to PARIC’s senior management team and is the first female to hold this honor in the company’s history. With this promotion she continues to blaze a trail for females across the nation working in the construction industry. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Becky has worked her way up from a data entry clerk to her current position as Vice President of Estimating.

According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up just 9 percent of the industry. Of that 9 percent 76 percent of them hold sales and office/assistant positions. To become part of an executive team in a male dominated industry is extremely rare and something Becky is proud to add to her already impressive list of achievements.

Now a member of a six person executive team, she will leverage her unique experience to help grow the brand and develop PARIC’s long term strategic plan. Other members include Joe McKee (CEO), Keith Wolkoff (President), Michael Rallo, Sr. (Senior Vice President of Operations), and Todd Goodrich (Vice President of Business Development).

“I am truly honored to become a member of PARIC’s executive team,” said Becky. “I’m looking forward to providing a new voice for the company and bringing a different perspective to the team. PARIC has been an important part my career and I am truly thankful for this opportunity.”

As the ultimate self-made businesswoman Becky was the first United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED accredited professional at PARIC, the general contractor selected to construct the Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise, Missouri’s first certified “Green Building” and one of the first “Green” laboratories in the nation.

“This is a very exciting time for PARIC. The addition of Becky to our executive team will have a huge impact on our company’s evolution and direction,” said Joe McKee, CEO of PARIC. “She has always been an asset to PARIC and we plan to leverage her knowledge and experience to further grow our company.”She is also a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE), a past President for the National Association for Women in Construction, and a past Regional Governor of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Central Plains Region, serving 13 states. In addition to her leadership role with the organization, she also is a two-time honoree as the ASPE’s Estimator of the Year.

As the Vice President of Estimating Becky has total responsibility for all preconstruction activities from concept to groundbreaking for PARIC, which last year alone had $240 million in revenue. She has a knack for numbers and skills to negotiate price, which are absolute essentials when bidding projects. Her insight allows her to orchestrate the bidding and estimation of potential projects as well as manage PARIC’s preconstruction staff. The accuracy and decisions made by Becky and her staff are crucial to the success of PARIC projects, and ultimately the company’s financial success.

From new hospitals to convention centers, posh loft renovations, senior living communities, education projects and municipal structures, Becky has coordinated projects ranging from as small as $400,000 to as large as $400 million.

“Becky has been my friend and mentor from the beginning of my career. Her guidance and leadership have gotten me where I am today,” said Keith Wolkoff President of PARIC. “I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement having watched her flourish during the evolution of her career.”

PARIC Corporation is one of the largest Construction Management, and General Contracting companies based in St. Louis, Missouri. PARIC’s unique approach pairs design-build services with construction management and negotiated general construction to focus on delivering projects on time and on budget. Organized in 1979, PARIC specializes in construction projects for Commercial and Interiors, Education, Healthcare, Historic and Urban Redevelopment, Hospitality and Entertainment, Municipal, Science and Technology, Senior Living, and Sports Complexes. For more information about how PARIC can help you Experience Excellence on your next project follow us on twitter @ParicCorp.