Amy Henningfield, Superior Construction
In 1995, Amy Henningfield was a young, soon-to-be single mother in need of a job. When a friend told her about an asphalt paving company looking for office help she jumped at the challenge. She was intrigued to learn more about a new industry.
Amy made her way to Superior Construction in October 2011, starting at BP in Whiting before transitioning to the Gary office. From there, she moved into her current role as the Executive Assistant for Midwest Operations at the company’s office in Portage, Indiana.
“My job entails many different duties and every day is different,” she says. “I love my job at Superior—it’s like working with family.”
Amy attributes much of her success to being surrounded and supported by an amazing work family. Although being a woman in construction can sometimes be challenging, Superior has provided her with opportunities that have promoted growth both personally and professionally. As a Superior employee, Amy was able to complete her bachelor’s degree last May and is currently working on her MBA.
“Superior has believed in me. Not only did they support me during my continuing education they allowed me to progress in my position while serving as a mentor to upcoming future women leaders at Superior.”
Amy believes that as more women move into the construction industry, they will pave the way for others to enter into a successful, fulfilling career in the close-knit industry she’s come to love. Her favorite part of working for Superior is the empowering culture and core values that create a respectful, trusting environment while promoting both individual and company-wide growth.
Her best advice for women looking to join the construction ranks?
“Your reputation is everything in this business. Work hard, connect with others in the construction community, and remember that you are a reflection of the company you work for—conduct yourself with professionalism, but do not tolerate disrespect.”