Mariah Chase

In support of our valuable Women in Construction, we asked a few questions about their on-the-job experience.

Apprentice, Sprinkler
Joined MJ Daly in 2018

How has COVID impacted work in your trade and on project sites?

Covid has impacted the trade tremendously. There was a lack of work, and several people in the trade were laid off. As far as job sites, they’ve definitely been enforcing wearing your face mask and CDC hygiene.

Since we know the construction industry is primarily male-dominated, what top three aspects have affected you negatively and positively?

I honestly can’t provide any reasons because I don’t allow things to affect me. There’s already a stigma, and I understand that. I don’t go to work to “keep up” with the men because that’s scientifically impossible. But I do go to work, and I work hard and do the best I can. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many great men who look past gender and judge you based on your work ethic.