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Coming from a background in dispatching, Dawn Deis decided it was time to make her next career move. She realized one day, while coordinating her daughter’s Girl Scouts Troop, that she needed a workplace with a positive work-life balance.  When Granite called her about an open position at SR-99, she knew that it would be a great fit.

Dawn realized that she would like working on the SR-99 Realignment Project right away – from the first day she recalls that, “the team on the SR-99 Realignment Project looked happy to be there, were friendly and quick to introduce themselves.” Unsurprisingly, her supervisor James Thompson, Project Office Manager, observed, “It was her personality that let me know she would fit right in. She was friendly and warm”. He added, “Dawn is open to learning new things, inquisitive, kind and respectful.”

Dawn’s ability to produce results, while working in an industry that emphasizes attention to detail and rigorous follow through, highlights her worth as a valued member of the SR-99 Team. Dawn has also set new jobsite records by releasing seven “holds”, which are owner payments to Granite withheld due to incomplete paperwork, that were on the project before her arrival. She procured all of the missing information within her first two weeks working for Granite. She has also maintained a “holds” record for the four months she has worked on the project, zero “holds” in all, by collecting and submitting all information fully and on time. Her project support continues to contribute to SR-99 completing construction ahead of schedule.

Dawn’s duties include reporting equipment usage and emissions, tracking and reporting all certified payroll for both Granite and the project subcontractors and managing accounts payable.  In addition to these contributions at work, Dawn also homeschools her eleven-year-old daughter, coordinates her daughter’s Girl Scouts troop, and participates in a roller derby league in Fresno, CA.