ABC’s 2021 Women in Construction Week Celebrates ABC Board Member Erin Sperry!
Erin Sperry, President, Sperryco, LLC
Erin Sperry is the President and Owner of SperryCo, LLC, a heavy/highway and commercial contractor specializing in geotechnical construction – deep foundations and support of excavation systems. SperryCo pursues projects primarily in the upstate New York region. Erin studied engineering at Clarkson University and had previous experience as an executive at a manufacturing company before founding SperryCo in 2018.
SperryCo now holds the prestigious distinction of a New York State Women Business Enterprise and a New York State Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, with reciprocity in Rhode Island and Vermont.
“What I love most about construction is the people. I am proud of the team that I have built at SperryCo and the relationships we have made with other contractors and groups within the industry. We have to deal with many technical and circumstantial challenges – unexpected conditions, weather, safety, suppliers – and at the end of the day managing all of these elements leads to a tangible sense of accomplishment that builds the strength of the team.”
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