Procore Supports Girls Build after Mike Rowe Shares a Touching Story

Procore Supports Girls Build after Mike Rowe Shares a Touching Story

Last week, Mike Rowe, the star of Discovery Channel’s ‘Dirty Jobs’ and Procore’s 2017 Groundbreak keynote speaker, joined our CEO, Tooey Courtemanche, in a livestream Q&A about the future of technology and the construction industry. Mike has partnered with Procore on our multi-month Hard Hat Hero campaign. During the live conversation, Mike shared a story about Katie Hughes and her organization Girls Build. Katie had recently been featured on Mike’s show, Returning the Favor, where Mike and Tiny Innovations gifted Girls Build with a new mobile trailer and tools. Sadly, the trailer was vandalized and... Read More

Procore Announces The Winner of The Hard Hat Hero Campaign During Livestream Event with Mike Rowe

Procore Announces The Winner of The Hard Hat Hero Campaign During Livestream Event with Mike Rowe

Throughout the past four months Procore ran an open call for submissions looking for our first Hard Hat Hero. In partnership with Mike Rowe, the Hard Hat Hero contest was an attempt to highlight professionals in the construction industry who we believe don’t always get the credit they deserve. We encouraged people to nominate a construction professional they believed was worthy of the title, Hard Hat Hero––a construction professional who goes above and beyond, professionally and within their community. The winner of the Hard Hat Hero contest was invited to Santa Barbara and was recognized on the Mike... Read More

On the Job Site with Lyndsay Woods of Harvey Builders

On the Job Site with Lyndsay Woods of Harvey Builders

As part of Procore’s Hard Hat Highway tour, my colleague, Carey Larson had the chance to sit down with Lyndsay Woods, Marketing Coordinator at Harvey Builders. Working from one of Harvey’s Austin, TX jobsites, Lyndsay discussed how she was drawn into the construction field and shared the advice she would give to a young woman looking to pursue a career in construction. Q: How did you initially get into construction? When my dad wasn’t teaching or coaching high school, he was a roofer. I spent a lot of time on the roof with him in the summers.... Read More

Hard Hat Hero Final Countdown

Hard Hat Hero Final Countdown

We are counting down the days from announcing the winner (Sept. 25th) of our Hard Hat Hero campaign! A hard hat hero is a construction professional who empowers their team, makes a difference in the community, or goes the extra mile to get the job done. This person can be a family member, friend, neighbor, colleague, or even yourself. The winner will receive a trip for four to Santa Barbara, CA and tickets to see Mike Rowe live! Don’t forget to nominate your hero, vote, and share on Facebook before the polls close!... Read More

Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Last week, I had the opportunity to ask Mike Rowe a question. Here’s the backstory… Procore is a sponsor of the Mike Rowe podcast “The Way I Heard It.” This has given us the opportunity to work with Mike on a few projects, including a weekly “Behind the Dirt” Q&A (where I originally asked my question), and a “Hard Hat Hero” campaign to honor the men and women on your jobsites. My question to Mike was: “How do we bridge the gender gap in construction?” Luckily, for me, he selected my question: Here’s his answer: In... Read More