Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
2023 is already a year dotted with highlights for the Porters Group, as the local family-owned hardware business celebrates 140 years, and Michelle Thompson has just added to the rich tapestry of family history.
A member of the Porter family, Michelle is the Commercial Estimator in the Glass and Aluminium Division, and recently received the Women in Building Award at the Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday Housing & Construction Awards.
“It’s a really nice honour to be recognised,” Michelle said.
“There are so many women coming through in this industry.
“It’s encouraging to see women in construction across various roles, so it’s really nice to be acknowledged for the part that I’m playing.”
Michelle’s role involves quoting new jobs and following them through the manufacturing stage all the way to installation.
With a willingness to grow and learn within the business, she has earnt the respect of her customers, colleagues, and industry professionals through a focus on building relationships and following things through to ensure positive outcomes.
Michelle’s role comes with variety, collaboration, and innovation, and she loves what she does.
“We can work on anything from day care centres to schools to retail, so no two jobs are the same,” Michelle said.
“Some are smaller, some are bigger, and we work with various different builders locally and from out of town.
“I don’t do my job on my own, I’ve got a really great team that I work with so that makes it easier to do my job.”
Find out more about the Porters Group at www.porterscando.com.au.
Michelle Thompson received the Women in Building Award at the Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday Housing & Construction Awards. Photo supplied