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Each year, 200,000 dedicated U.S. Military Service members transition out of the military into their civilian communities. During their time in service to their nation, veterans acquire a wide variety of skills in various industries. Many vets find themselves contributing their craftsmanship and leadership skills to the construction industry with great success.

As Americans, we must recognize our military personnel’s work and commitment and rightly honor and appreciate all their useful abilities and skills. Vets have served in a capacity that few are willing or able to do. While enlisted, they develop skills and habits that make them exceptional workers when returning to civilian life.

Veterans of the armed forces work brilliantly within a team. They have a heightened sense of duty and no time for laziness. In the construction industry, team, project deadlines, and safety standards are of high importance. Veterans will raise the bar regarding attention to detail, self-discipline, and getting the crew and company to the next level of professionalism. Most companies will find that vets are highly organized and have a real follow-through attitude. Through military training and experience, they often become excellent problem solvers and are more flexible and accepting of change as it comes. With all of these valuable skills, it isn’t easy to think of a company that would not want personalities like this to represent their brand.

Anthony Velez | Coryell Roofing & Construction | Retired Vet
Anthony Velez, Coryell Senior Site Superintendent, and US Army Retired Staff Sergeant

Veterans have the dual capacity to take orders and lead as the situation requires. Leadership skills and discretion like this are critical in the construction industry, where large teams need to be motivated to work towards the end goal. Anthony Velez, Senior Site Superintendent at Coryell Roofing & Construction and retired Army Staff Sergeant, comments,

“Following a ten-year career in the United States Army and four combat tours earning a Purple Heart and a Medal for Valor, there was a lot I learned about being a leader through humility and sacrifice. Today in the civilian workforce, I use my experiences and learned skills to successfully lead crews and manage complex operations to completion under complicated situations. DUTY FIRST.”

In construction, a mission-oriented mindset takes work crews and construction companies to new heights. Veterans are goal-oriented and will work with their team to complete a building or a roofing system assignment in Coreyll’s case. Veterans are well-deserving of our support and respect, but they do not want to be known as “being veterans.” They want acknowledgment of the skills acquired from being veterans.

At Coryell Roofing & Construction, we are proud to be a veteran-friendly employer and encourage civilian employers to consider employing veterans in your area. Especially within the construction industry.

To all veterans, thank you for your service! As a community, let us take this opportunity to acknowledge veterans in every walk of civilian life this Veterans Day. We honor and offer a special thanks to all the veterans in the construction industry from Coryell Roofing & Construction. We appreciate everything you do to apply your vast knowledge and skills to our industry. 

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