Kelsey Crumrine uses the word competitive to describe Conco and we wonder if that is because of her own driven nature. With undergrad and master’s degrees in Construction Management from Pittsburg State University, she left a long-tenured PM job with an area company to join us because she values growth opportunity. “I was told no one would hold me back from reaching as high and as fast as I wished. We are very diverse in the work we do and the people we hire. You must constantly want to learn new things.”
Crumrine says she gravitates to building relationships with clients based on strong engagement and a reputation for being direct and honest. Without clients there is no Conco, she says, adding that the culture here promotes the importance of remaining focused on doing a great job and then celebrating accomplishments as a team.
“In construction, you are taught to use your resources. During a recent safety training day, we had a team-buildingexercise using some random items like spaghetti noodles, string and tape. It was tallest structure still standing after placing a marshmallow on top for the win. My team decided to anchor our tower to the garage door we were positioned by. Ours would have been tallest, but we were disqualified for not making it free-standing, even though that wasn’t stated in the rules. We still had fun!”