Meet Liz, a Construction News Reporter at the Builders Exchange of Michigan! Liz enjoys making connections with A/E firms, project owners, and assisting members in finding planning projects!

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What’s the first thing you do each morning when you get into the office?
Liz: The first thing I do in the morning is update planning projects. After that, I reply to all my emails. It is important to me to respond to each person as soon as I can. Even if all I need to send is a quick ‘thank you’ to let them know I got their email, I want people to know I appreciate that they took the time to reply to me.

BX: What has been the most exciting or interesting part of working with the construction industry?
L: Personally, I find it very cool that I get to hear about projects early and even get to connect with the people involved in the projects!

BX: What’s your favorite compliment you’ve received from a member or partner A/E firm?
L: I love when I get to hear from someone that I have been able to help them. I recently had a phone conversation with someone who was unfamiliar with us. When I explained what we do, they told me I was a lifesaver!

BX: How does the Builders Exchange of Michigan provide value to its members?
L: In the planning department, we are able to provide early insight into potential future projects that people may not hear about otherwise. I think this is essential, especially in current times, so people can start making connections with one another. Sometimes it isn’t just what you know, but who you know!