Honoring Our Heroes in Hard Hats

The construction industry is a strong supporter of our nation’s heroes, and so is Lunacon.

Learn how we are honoring our heroes and why the military plays a crucial role in the construction industry.

Memorial Day is the time of year to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom. As we celebrate and honor those who have gone before us, it is important to recognize their sacrifices while they are still alive to appreciate their devotion to this great nation. One group that we’d like to recognize and thank is our veterans of the military who have chosen to impact the construction industry after serving our country during the war.

Construction as an industry is booming, yet there is still skills shortage. Leveraging the pool of military leavers available is a great approach to fill in the gaps for personnel with leadership, project management, and teamwork abilities. Veterans are an important part of the construction workforce because many of the skills they learned while serving are highly transferrable to the construction industry, which is critical given the skilled labor shortage.

Former military people are well-known for successfully transitioning their military expertise to profitable and long-term construction businesses. Approximately 19 million veterans live in the United States today, with nearly one million working in the construction business. The qualities and skills developed in the military closely align with those valued in the construction industry. Heavily reliant on a motivated, well-disciplined workforce, the construction industry values the skills and experience that ex-military personnel bring to the sector.

Below, learn more how our military heroes can impact construction industry in many ways:

Top Transferable Skills of Veterans in Construction

1. Strong Leadership Skills

When the situation demands it, veterans have a leadership ability that allows them to take orders and motivate others. This is important in construction where large teams work towards one goal together with motivation from those at top levels of command. The dual capacity of taking orders and leading has been critical for large teams in the construction industry to be motivated towards their end goal.

2. Excellent Team Players

In the military, teams are often cohesive and strong. They know that when they work well together it can make for some truly amazing accomplishments! In construction projects too- teamwork is key to success because no single person does anything alone.

3. Mission Oriented

The military and construction both have a mindset that is necessary for success. In the army, soldiers prepare regardless of obstacles while on assignment to ensure they’re able get their job done right no matter what happens along the way – just like contractors must be prepared in order to complete projects successfully with budget restrictions or other unforeseen issues that may arise.

4. Reliability

Veterans bring a lot to the table. Not only do they have experience and skill that is valuable in construction, but many also take responsibility for their actions which makes them all the more important in construction’s workplace where mistakes can cost someone everything if not taken seriously enough or owned up too immediately after occurrence rather than waiting until later when it may be too late.

5. Adaptability

Military service can be unpredictable, so veterans have learned to handle sudden changes and pick up new information quickly. Adaptability is also critical in construction, in fact it is one of the top skills construction companies need most right now with technology evolving that helps with construction projects.

6. Discipline

The veterans are accustomed to exercising high levels of discipline during drills. Everyone needs and must hold themselves accountable for following procedures and safety, as they know it’s essential that projects be successful in order to carry out their missions successfully! This same concept holds true when construction work begins: proper planning is necessary so accidents do not occur which could lead up delays in projects.

One way or another, one cannot deny the connection between the construction industry and the military industry. The qualities and skills developed in the military closely align with those valued in construction. Veterans have a unique set of experiences and attributes that position them to not only succeed in the construction industry, but thrive.

If you are looking for ways to increase your construction sales process, consider reaching out to Veterans. They have what it takes to help your business grow. It is not only patriotic but it makes good business sense as well.

 

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