Stacy Greene-Todd is vice president of Eckard Commercial Construction, a design build construction company in Yuma.
“I work with clients to develop their project, help owners through the construction process, assemble their design team, coordinate and manage projects, as well as buy out and select subcontractors,” she explains. “In addition to commissioning and running projects, I also construct budgets, work on costs analysis, construct owner bills and review subcontractor costs, and I oversee field operations and maintain schedules.”
Juggling all those responsibilities might seem to be too many for one person to reasonably handle. Not for Greene-Todd.“I tell everyone I will give 110% if I enjoy what I am doing. Every day can have its challenges, but at the end of the day, I like having something to show for my hard work, a building.”Greene-Todd has worked in the construction industry for 22 years, 14 of them as a project manager and two as vice president of a construction firm.
“My most memorable professional moments come when I complete a project and get to turn it over to an owner,” she said. “The look or reaction from an owner when you have created and executed their vision is a great feeling.”
Having relocated to Yuma in 2011, she’s counting on fulfilling many more construction projects here in the years ahead.
“I have to say (coming to Yuma) has been the best decision of my life. The quality of life for my family and my professional career have flourished here. Plus, I get to meet amazing people and work with many Yuma organizations.”
In her spare time, she has served as president and vice president of the Yuma Southwest Contractors Association, and has volunteered with the Humane Society of Yuma and in such events as the YSWCA annual golf tournament, Summer Splash and Relay for Life.
What advice do you have for other young professionals?
Do your best is all that you can do. You never know who is watching.
What is your favorite quote:
“There is only one way to do it. That is the right way.”
– Troy Eckard
If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
I am not a big celebrity gushing person, but I would say taking a trip to see Joanna Gaines’ store in Texas would definitely be a cool experience.