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Women in Construction Week - Q & A with Shelby Stecklein

Women in Construction Week - Q & A with Shelby Stecklein

What is your role at Baker Group and how long have you been in the industry?
SS: I am a project manager in the Sheet Metal Business Unit at Baker Group. I have been in the industry for three years.

The number of women in construction has been on the rise. What do you think are some of the advantages to being a woman in the construction industry?
SS: It is an industry that has a high demand for workforces, so the job opportunities are endless!

The construction industry is embracing the advancement of women. What advice would you give to a young woman entering the industry now?
SS: Don’t shy away from any opportunities. Be outgoing and make sure your voice is heard. I would recommend joining one of the multiple construction industry groups/associations around the area as these can provide great resources and networking opportunities to help grow and develop your career.

About Baker Group

Baker Group is a commercial and industrial specialty contractor based in Ankeny, Iowa. With over 700 employees, Baker Group is the Midwest’s premier full-service specialty contractor providing mechanical, industrial, sheet metal, electrical, building automation, process automation, security systems, fire alarm systems, parking/revenue controls and 24/7/365 service. For more information, call 855.262.4000 or visit www.thebakergroup.com.


Best of Des Moines 2023

Best of Business Record Award

Baker Group was recognized by readers of the Des Moines Business Record for best Mechanical Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Security Company and Best Company to Work For in 2023.

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Best of Business Record Award

For a seventh consecutive year, Baker Group was recognized by the Des Moines Register as one of the Top Workplaces in the state.