Corporate Contractors - Fall 2023 Newsletter

Kicking off careers in construction month Dare to Dream/Building The Future 2023 The CCI Difference… At our core, CCI is about building positive relationships while bringing your vision to life. As a trusted, single-source provider for your building needs, the dedicated and hardworking professionals at CCI are uniquely qualified to provide a full range of innovative solutions. Why wait? If you are expanding, renovating, or building new, contact our team today! Earlier in October, CareerTek’s Dare to Dream joined forces with CCI’s Building the Future and a number of local construction industry partners to create a remarkable day of family fun in downtown Beloit, Wisconsin. The Community Construction Zone event offered an immersive experience for children, teenagers, and adults to engage in hands-on activities and connect with professionals in the field. From exploring the realms of design, surveying, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing, to delving into the world of precast concrete, aerial lifts, demolition, heavy equipment, and more, attendees had the chance to explore a number of career opportunities in the construction industry. We are truly grateful to all those who contributed to the phenomenal success of this special event. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the invaluable support received from our partner organizations including 1901 Inc.; ABC Supply Co. Inc.; Aerial Work Platforms; Ahern; Area Erectors; LRS; Mid- States Concrete Industries; RH Batterman & Co, Inc.; Stateline Boys & Girls Club; The Morse Group; TOTAL Mechanical, Inc.; and Walbec Group. We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the extraordinary volunteers—and especially the event participants—who made this day truly memorable. Visit us online at Visit us online at for more information about Corporate Contractors, Inc., our people, our services and our projects. Celebrating CCI Women Trailblazers in Construction T he sixth annual awards and networking event hosted by The Daily Reporter turned the spotlight on 50 exceptional women in the construction industry, igniting inspiration and admiration for their groundbreaking contributions. Among these remarkable honorees were CCI’s own Melanie Mussey and Julia Randles, who stood tall as symbols of empowerment and achievement. Melanie Mussey, a self-proclaimed “numbers girl,” has woven her expertise into the fabric of the construction industry throughout her career. At the forefront of CCI’s acquisition of Lowell Custom Homes, Melanie displayed her mettle by gracefully navigating the challenges of adapting to new accounting processes and software. Amidst her existing responsibilities, she exhibited dedication that spoke volumes. Homer Auge, CCI’s Chief Operating Officer, commended Melanie’s unwavering commitment to her role, mentioning, “Even more, Melanie is known to work over holiday weekends to ensure payroll is completed and she is always one of the first associates to ask for opportunities to give back, help others, and attend workforce development training sessions.” Driven by an early affinity for art, fashion, and interior design, Julia Randles’ path naturally led her to a career in the design field. Growing up with a carpenter father, her childhood surroundings kindled an appreciation for transforming spaces. Her journey at CCI commenced as a CAD Youth Apprentice, and she diligently advanced while pursuing her education. Homer Auge praised Julia’s penchant for embracing new challenges, underscoring her ability to manifest client visions through innovative design solutions. As a contributor to the Skills USA Carpentry Challenge, Julia not only brings her expertise to the table but also mentors budding talents, drawing from her own formative experiences. Melanie’s and Julia’s dedication, innovation and mentorship are not just a testament to their own excellence but also a reflection of CCI’s commitment to fostering an environment where trailblazers flourish. As CCI looks ahead, it does so with the assurance that the impact of these women and others will continue to shape the future of construction. Melanie Mussey Julia Randles