Ridgemont Employee Spotlight - Maureen McDonnell , Assistant Project Coordinator

This month’s Ridgemont Employee Spotlight is, Maureen McDonnell. Maureen currently holds the position of Assistant Project Coordinator for Ridgemont Commercial Construction. Maureen has been apart of the Ridgemont family for 5 years, February 4th will be her anniversary here at Ridgemont.

As Assistant Project Coordinator Maureen is responsible for coordinating with the Project Managers and Superintendents to complete client change orders, verify supporting documents, and maintain files for all past and present projects. Thank you Maureen for all your hard work, we are happy to have you on the Ridgemont team!


WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE RIDGEMONT?

Involved. Family. Fun

WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT RIDGEMONT?

The appreciation Ridgemont shows to their employees, especially through the little things.

WHAT IS ON YOUR WISH LIST FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS FOR RIDGEMONT?

Continued success and being a part of it.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT / GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AT RIDGEMONT?

Not sure that I can define a specific moment, I am just proud to be a Ridgemont employee.

WHICH CORE VALUE DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST? WHY?

I feel like I identify with them all. If I had to chose one, it would be People. I really do enjoy helping and taking care of people.   

Describe how you have been involved with giving back to the community through ridgemont.

I got involved with Airborne Angles 5 years ago when Nancy first stopped by the office to collect a donation from Ridgemont. The American flag that was delivered that same day now sits in our large conference room. I still continue to volunteer with Airborne Angles and I have officially become an “Angel”. It will hit home a little harder this year as my son, Aidan, has committed to the Army when he graduates in June. We are so proud and excited for his future.

Airborne Angel Cadets is a completely volunteer based organization that sends packages to our troops filled with anything and everything from toiletries to card games. All the packages are contributions made by generous donors.

I have also had the pleasure of volunteering at Hearts and Hammers. It warms my heart to see the look of pure joy and appreciation it brought to the owners of the homes we worked on. They are able to hold their heads a little higher and be proud where they live.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CULTURE AT RIDGEMONT?

Friendly and collaborative. Ridgemont has always been encouraging and listens when employees provide feedback on the betterment of the company, but also to improve employee’s personal physical and mental health.   

ADVICE FOR NEW HIRES / POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES? CAREER LESSONS YOU’VE LEARNED THUS FAR?  

Don’t be content to not know the answers, speak up and ask questions.

If you have an idea don’t be afraid to share it.

Never take the easy way out, unless it aligns with the best way to complete the task at hand.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?    

My family, being able to contribute to the success of my household.

How do you define success?

Success is never giving up.

IF YOU COULD PICK UP A NEW SKILL WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I’d love to learn how to golf or ski.

FAVORITE QUOTE?

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage that counts”- Winston Churchill

WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Me- I have always wanted to enter and complete a 10K.

Family- I’d like to take a 2 week vacation and completely unplug somewhere on a lake.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES / INTERESTS?

Spending time with my family and going to brunch or baking with my kids.

Going to Dallas Stars Games, especially when they play the Chicago Blackhawks.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING?

The Tunnel, Homecoming and True Detective, all on Amazon Prime.

HOW HAVE YOU SEEN RIDGEMONT CHANGE OVER THE YEARS? HOW HAS RIDGEMONT GROWN?

Ridgemont has grown in the sheer volume of employees and projects. The projects have not only grown in size but each market segment has experienced an increase in a variety of projects. When I first started our jobs filled half of a page, now everywhere I go I see a Ridgemont trailer. My kids got sick of me pointing out a trailer every time I saw one!