Women of Abbott Series | Meet Hillary Hack

by Karen Lee

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March 05, 2020

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Having spent her entire adult life in construction management, project superintendent Hillary Hack first began building family homes as a child with her grandfather, a master carpenter who designed and built his own homes in Arizona and Arkansas.

During her 15-year construction career, Hillary has worked in a wide variety of environments in the United States and around the world. Her impressive resume includes specializing in design-build work for the Department of Defense, Army Corp of Engineers and Naval Facilities Engineering Command. She worked in Guam and completed the first LEED Platinum building at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (Human Resource Service Center) in San Diego with the project receiving multiple awards for design and sustainability.

She also spent numerous years in heavy civil work for Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway building facilities, bridges and miles and miles of new track through cities far and wide across the nation. Additionally, she oversaw estimating for all four regions of the country for a previous employer and completed in-house planning/manpower schedules and bid schedules for projects in the south, northwest, mid-west, and northern and southern California. 

What Hillary finds interesting about this industry is the ever-changing environment, logistics and special requirements to see projects from conception through completion. Additionally, in this day and age, she enjoys how this industry has embraced equal opportunity for all team members.