We Built It Together campaign

We built it together.

Our buildings are more than reflections of their place in time, a collection of readily available materials and architectural styles and regional influences. Each one also reflects thousands of decisions, problems solved and connections made by people. In every building is a story of the people who built it.

 

We consider ourselves fortunate to work in the construction industry. But construction is also lucky to have all of us, from developers and designers to builders, makers and consultants. Some of the smartest, most innovative and creative minds have chosen to work in this field. Just look at the artistic beauty and architectural variety of our buildings and the methods that have been developed to keep them functional over hundreds of years. Look at the technologies and scientific advancements that have vastly improved the levels of comfort and energy efficiency that today we expect from the spaces we inhabit.

 

We think it’s worth taking a closer look at some of the stories of buildings and the people who love to build them. We hope you find the profiles below relatable, inspiring, curious, innovative, provocative, and sharable! Browse through our profiles below. We will continue to add and grow to our collection each week.

From a young age, Kimberley Robles didn’t mind being the only female in the business. She was never too intimidated to try the trades that interested her, ask tough questions, attend the trainings or take risks to get where she wanted to be. Today, she's the owner/founder of Robles Concrete Design in California's Bay Area. Check our link in bio for her story.
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What's the most valuable lesson you've learned in your career? We'd love to hear your answer and feature it here. It's easy to do. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #YouUsTheProject #WBIT #WeBIT #DancerConcreteDesign #PolishedConcrete #ConcreteContractor #ConcreteContracting #ConcreteFloors
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“I went to a high school with 95% college placements. I signed up for college. But when the time came to go buy books and move into the dorms, I just didn’t. It was the first time I could make my own decision, and I thought I was going to college until I just didn’t go.”
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That decision led to Nick Dancer's future as the owner of a successful concrete contracting company in Fort Wayne, Ind. Find Dancer's full story in our link in bio.
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Ready to share your story? It's easy. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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What's your favorite project? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here. It's easy to get started sharing your story. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #YouUsTheProject #EnnisArt #DecorativeConcrete #PolishedConcrete #ConcreteArt
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"What I think is clean, and what you think is clean, may be two totally different things. I don't assume that our expectations are the same, and I work to meet the expectations of the customer." -- Matthew Stickler, AMS Technical Marketing Services.
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Share your wisdom to be featured here. Get started by finding out "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #YouUsTheProject #AMSTechnicalMarketingServices #OhioConstruction #Construction #MasonryCleaning #MasonryRestoration #WeCanCleanThat
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"When clients look at our work, it's not necessarily about workmanship. They don't know craftsmanship, but they know cleanliness." - Matt Risinger
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Be like Matt and share your words of wisdom here! Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio to get started.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #YouUsTheProject #MattRisinger #TheBuildShow #Construction #RisingerBuild
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What's your favorite project? We'd love to hear your answer. Share your story by finding our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CurtainWallDesignAndConsulting #BuildingEnvelope #ConstructionConsulting #YouUsTheProject #FacadeDesign #FamiliesOfConstruction #ConstructionSpecialties
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The Mathson Family considers construction one of the greatest careers you can go into. Find their profile in our link in bio.
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Do you have a #FamilyOfConstruction? We'd love to hear from you. Share your story here by finding our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CurtainWallDesignAndConsulting #BuildingEnvelope #ConstructionConsulting #YouUsTheProject #FacadeDesign #FamiliesOfConstruction #ConstructionSpecialties
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Jessie Buckmaster, LEED AP, BD+C, Sustainability Manager for Hathaway Dinwiddie, vetted more than 800 different building materials that went into a retrofit Living Building Challenge project -- Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building. Once it completes its 1-year post-occupancy certification, it will be the first municipal Living Building in the U.S. Read more about this amazing project in our link in bio.
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What is your favorite project you've worked on? We'd love to feature your answer here. Share your story by finding our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HealthyBuilding #HealthyMaterials #LivingBuildingChallenge #InternationalLivingFutureInstitute #GreenBuilding #GreenDesign #GreenConstruction #HealthyBuildings #RegenerativeConstruction #RegenerativeDesign #RegenerativeBuilding #LivingBuilding #YouUsTheProject #Retrofit #HathawayDinwiddie
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What do you think this industry will look like in 10 years? We'd like to hear your answer and feature it here. It's easy to get share your story - just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #InterraBuildingEnvelope #ModFacade #BuildingEnvelope #YouUsTheProject
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Your favorite thing about this industry? We'd love to feature your answer here. Share your story by finding our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #BuildingEnvelopeInnovations #BuildingEnvelope #YouUsTheProject
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What advice would you give to someone just entering the industry? We'd love to feature your answer here. Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio to get started.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #MarxOkuboAssociates #WomenInConstruction #Architecture #Construction #YouUsTheProject
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What advice would you give to someone just entering this field? Share your answer and we'll feature it here! Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #RKHolmes #MasonryRestoration #MasonryCleaning #Construction #Retrofit #Restoration #YouUsTheProject
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Favorite project you've worked on? Imagine your answer featured here. Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio to share your story.
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Stan Hernly of Hernly Associates has worked for years to identify the restoration needs of St. Luke AME Church in Lawrence, Kan., and connect it to federal, state and local grant money. Full story is in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HernlyAssociates #HistoricPreservation #HistoricRestoration #MasonryAnchors #Restabilize #ReAnchor #SecureFacades #SaveTheWall #Retrofit #Restoration #Rehabilitation #StLukeAME #LawrencePreservation #HeritageTrustFund #YouUsTheProject
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What's your biggest pride in your job? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here! Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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Also find our case study on how a Heritage Trust Fund Grant from the Kansas Historical Society helped restore St. Luke AME Church in Lawrence.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HistoricPreservation #HistoricRestoration #KansasHistoricalSociety #MasonryAnchors #Restabilize #ReAnchor #SecureFacades #SaveTheWall #Retrofit #Restoration #Rehabilitation #StLukeAME #HernlyAssociates #GKWRestoration #LawrencePreservation #HeritageTrustFund #YouUsTheProject
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What's your favorite thing about working in construction? We'd love to feature you and your answer here. Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CommercialMasonry #MasonryContractor #MasonryContracting #Masonry #WarfieldMasonry #MasonryConstruction #Craftsmanship #YouUsTheProject
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Your favorite thing about working in construction? Tell us! We'd love to feature you here. It's easy to get started. Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HistoricPreservation #Restoration #WRRestoration #Craftsmen #Craftswomen #Craftsmanship #YouUsTheProject
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Do you have a Family of Construction? We'd love to hear from you! Visit our link in bio to share your story, and to read more about the Copenhavers' journey to making their custom home-building dream a reality.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CopeGrandHomes #CustomHomeBuilding #CharlestonSC #CustomBuild #LowCountry #CharlestonHomes #YouUsTheProject
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What has this industry done for you? We think there are so many people out there, like twin brothers Adam and Ben Copenhaver of CopeGrand Homes, who are real-life demonstrations of the advantages of choosing a career in construction. Will you be next? Share your story by finding the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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Also read more about the Copenhavers' journey to making their custom home-building dream a reality in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CopeGrandHomes #CustomHomeBuilding #CharlestonSC #CustomBuild #LowCountry #CharlestonHomes #YouUsTheProject
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What's your favorite project and why? We want to hear what you have to say! It's easy to participate. Get started by finding the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.

#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HightJackson #DesignBuild #Architecture #Architect #YouUsTheProject
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What's the most rewarding part of your job? Share your answer to be featured here! Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #ValcourtBuildingServices #BuildingMaintenance #BuildingRepair #BuildingEnvelope #ExteriorRestoration #YouUsTheProject
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What's the biggest change you've seen in your job since the beginning of your career? We'd love to hear your answer and feature it here. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #BKVGroup #Architecture #ChicagoArchitecture #ChicagoArchitects #Specifiers #Specifier #YouUsTheProject
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Technical aspects, people aspects or business aspects... which is your favorite to focus on in this business? Share your answer to be featured here! It's easy. Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #GeorgeDAlan #DanCain #Waterproofing #WaterproofingContractor #SpecialtyContractor #YouUsTheProject
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What has been your greatest motivation in this industry? We'd love to share your answer here! Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #KaeseArchitecture #WomenInConstruction #Architecture #Preservation #NewYork #NYC #YouUsTheProject
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What was the most challenging time of your career? Share your answer to be featured here. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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"During my 38-year career, the biggest challenge of this industry and business was the specific event of the 2009 – 2012 great recession. The 2010 unemployment rate in my region, for the construction industry, reached 41%. This event would be better defined as an economic depression. As the fifth-generation owner of a contracting business that was founded in 1898, keeping the family business and employment for the staff of 200 was on the line. Many contractors did not survive this event. The collective strength of the full staff pulled the company through those very difficult times. As a result, for me, the greatest challenge of this business turned out the be the greatest accomplishment.” - Stacey Grund, Tatley Grund
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #TatleyGrund #BuildingScience #Remediation #Restoration #BuildingEnvelope #YouUsTheProject
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What's your specialty within construction? What else would you like to try? Share your answer with us to be featured here! Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #BuildingScience #RDH #BuildingEnvelope #BlowerDoorTest #YouUsTheProject
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What's the most challenging thing about your job? Tell us here: https://bit.ly/2IOJItS
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Read more about the challenges of building in extreme weather regions like Charleston, S.C. https://bit.ly/2INKF5E
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #KenHugginsArchitect #CharlestonSC #ExtremeWeather #Humidity #SouthCarolina #ExtremeClimate #YouUsTheProject
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What do you love most about working in construction? Tell us here: https://bit.ly/37bheF2
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #InternationalCodeCouncilEvaluationService #ICCES #YouUsTheProject
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It's a good feeling, isn't it? Share your favorite project with us! It's easy. Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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You can also find a link there to the project Bonnie Boden worked on at Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #SkylineCollege #FloorSealTechnology #IntegralColorForOverlays #IntegralColor #ConcreteFlooring #PROSOCOProject #YouUsTheProject
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What change would you like to see in construction? Share your answer here to be featured!
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Don't miss our exclusive interview with Jonathan Arnold on the development of the world's largest Passive House, Second + Delaware in Kansas City, Mo. Link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #SecondAndDelaware #ArnoldDevelopmentGroup #KCMO #KansasCity #MultiFamily #PassiveHouse #AirTightConstruction #AirBarrier #Ventilation #HVAC #FreshAir #RiverMarket #PROSOCOProject #WindowAssembly #COVID19 #GreenBuilding #YouUsTheProject
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What is your favorite project and why? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here. Find out “We Built It Together” link in our bio to share your answer.
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Also find our story on about the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, CO, in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #ColoradoSprings #ColoradoArchitecture #RockyMountains #PikesPeak #ColoradoDesign #RocketSupply #YouUsTheProject #SLX100 #WaterRepellent #OilRepellent #HardSurfaceCare #Hardscapes #ProtectiveTreatment #OlympicAndParalympicMuseum #MountainArchitecture
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What will this industry look like in 10 years? We'd like to hear your thoughts and share them here. https://bit.ly/32CvDHn
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #JNLucas #Chicago #YouUsTheProject
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What do you think construction will look in 10 years? Share your answer to be featured here! Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio to participate.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #BuildingEnvelope #AppliedBuildingSciences #BuildingEnvelopeConsulting #YouUsTheProject
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