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In episode 3 of the Building Newfoundland & Labrador podcast, we continue our conversations with a new lineup of industry professionals.

With over 23 years of experience at Macro Group Ltd., Cheif Operating Officer Rod Ackerman is a seasoned professional in the industry. Starting his career by moving to the west coast of Canada, Rod credits mentorship for helping facilitate his understanding of the general contracting world. With opportunities at his fingertips, Rod decided to move back to NL and help the industry become a better place for the next generation entering it.

President at Hampton Building Systems Inc., Gina Tapper shares her story of success that is rooted in passion, perseverance, and collaboration. Without an entrepreneurial upbringing, Gina managed to navigate the industry to realize her potential in technology that would lead her to co-found her own business. Crediting her mentors as well as her own self-confidence, Gina insists that there are endless opportunities for anyone in the construction industry, and you never know where you might end up.

Max Day is a Site Engineer at CAN-AM Platforms & Construction Ltd. who firmly believes in the power of perseverance. Facing the challenges of higher education, Max leaned on his colleagues for guidance and support to help each other succeed. Now as an experienced professional in the industry, Max takes pride in helping the younger generation achieve their goals and find success in their own roles.

Project Manager & Estimator at Jenco Electrical Contractors, Craig Drover is a prime example of the success that can be found when you avail of teamwork and mentorship throughout your career. Craig sheds light on the opportunity in the industry for employment as well as advancement while reaffirming the importance of teamwork in the industry and collaboration that allows everyone to thrive.