South Coast Improvement Company Embraces Women in Construction Week

By: PR Works
PLYMOUTH, Mass. - March 8, 2022 - PRLog -- South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, announced its full support for the upcoming National Women in Construction Week (NAWIC) and its Envision Equity theme. The annual recognition event held by The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)takes place this year during the week of March 6-12.

"Our company currently holds a book of business in the $80m range. That accomplishment came as a direct result of the work and talents of the women and men here at South Coast," said Henry Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. "The number of women in our ranks has grown each year, with many holding key management and administrative roles. I could honestly see a woman taking my place someday."

South Coast Improvement initiated an apprentice program a few years ago to groom young construction professionals. Two fairly recent hires, Taylor Chianese, an assistant project manager, and Taylor Grant, a construction cost estimator, are part of that program.

Chianese had worked for a short time at a large construction firm. She came to South Coast to continue for it's program and it's small, family-oriented feel.

"South Coast puts an emphasis on learning and training. You have access to everybody at the firm to ask questions—from your peers in the training program to Henry, the president of the company," said Chianese. "Through the program, I was able to elevate from a pre-con assistant project manager to my current position as an assistant field project manager. My goal is to be a project manager."

Chianese told her friend Taylor Grant about the program. She applied and was accepted. Started out as an estimating assistant, Grant was recently promoted to estimating coordinator.

"This is literally on-the-job training as I knew nothing about estimating. Yet with the program, I was able to learn and grow to the point where I was promoted," said Grant. "I didn't think of construction as a career when I graduated ca when I started. Now, I see a real future with plenty of room for growth."

Adds Quinlan, "What's great about having young professionals like Taylor and Taylor in this program is that they don't have to look too far in our company to find a role model/mentor. Melissa Cheslock is a great example for all our young construction professionals."

For more information South Coast Improvement, please call 508-748-6545 or visit

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