Angie Oaks has over 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of project management and coordination, inspection, quality control, documentation procedures, construction management, and contract closeout of multimillion-dollar transportation projects. Her experience includes management of inspection teams to assist with development of project controls, procedures, and provide technical expertise. She also has experience with oversight of heavy/highway, industrial, governmental, and commercial building and renovation construction projects. Angie is a founding member of the Blue Ridge Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers where she is currently serving as the Treasurer. As an Area Manager, Angie is responsible for overseeing operations in our Southwest Virginia offices (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Marion, and Fishersville) where she supports a diverse team of construction professionals.
AS, Business Administration – Management, National College
1. What got you into your current career path?
My parents. They worked in the asphalt industry (hauling) and knew I needed to find a better job as I was raising three kids on my own, so they helped me get a job with the asphalt producer. That job only lasted one season (about 10 months), but I enjoyed it. For the next season I went on to get a position with a CMT firm and have been working in the industry ever since.
2. What was/is the career milestone you are most proud of?
I have two – the first is being recognized/requested by our VDOT client to be a construction manager for various projects. The second is what I am doing now, being Area Manager. Both of these achievements mean the world to me as they validate the hard work and dedication I have had for my career over the past 30 years.
3. What is some advice you’d give to your 20-year-old self?
Don’t change a thing, it all works out okay!
4. When you’re not at work, we would find you doing what?
Spending time with my grandchildren on our small hobby farm; teaching them where our food comes from and what it takes to raise animals, grow a garden, and take care of family.
5. What’s your favorite thing about your job?
The people. Our clients, our team members, and all those I have worked with over the years. It really is the people in my life that have had/continue to have the biggest impact on me (and my world).