At Fort Construction, we are proud to employ a number of women – from the front office, to skilled labor in the field, to Superintendent. In the first of several articles that will highlight the amazing women who are employed by Fort, we take a closer look at DeLinda and her two daughters, Apryl and Alysha.
DeLinda has been with Fort for the last four years and has proven invaluable in a number of roles. Coming from a family of seven, DeLinda watched as her mom built and repaired various items in their home, so the passion to build things came naturally.
At 19, DeLinda built her first roll top desk which is incredible considering she never took a shop class in school. That success led to other projects which led her to opening her own home repair and remodel business. Not only is she a master at intricate carpentry work, she is experienced with plumbing and electrical.
The early experience DeLinda had with her mom was the same experience she gave her daughters. It was not unusual for Apryl and Alysha, at the ages of 4 and 5, to work alongside their mom in the garage.
Now Apryl and Alysha, who say their mom is their hero and role model, are employed by Fort. Both were on-site at Le Cep on West 7th as the finishing touches were being added to the soon-to-be-open French restaurant.
For our competitors: don’t even think about trying to steal these talented women. All three have been placed in the witness protection program, have been cut off from cell phone use, and uh, live in Nebraska. Make that Ohio. Actually, they live in Alaska and commute to Fort Worth on a daily basis.
At Fort, our main goal is to hire the best candidate for every job and there have been a number of times that the best candidate is female. We’ve found that women are extremely hard workers, take immense pride in their work and have a natural eye for the smallest of details.
This type of diversity has not only benefited the quality of our projects but our clients as well. We are extremely fortunate to have DeLinda, Alysha and Apryl on our team.