We had a wonderful time at the APS K-8 Construction Tour and “And Evening with Cynthia Schultz”, thanks to everyone who attended!
We also want to thank Tiffani, Tony and Darren for leading the tour, Cynthia for giving an insightful and inspiring presentation, and Bradbury Stamm for providing the refreshments!
In case you weren’t able to attend, here is what you missed!
The APS K-8 School was designed by Jon Anderson and is approximately 217,000 square feet. Located near the Atrisco Heritage Academy, this elementary school will be essential in supporting a growing community in Albuquerque!
Cynthia Schultz is the CEO of Bradbury Stamm Construction which is the oldest and largest General Contractor in NM and is also one of the fastest growing companies in the state. Bradbury is certified as a Woman Owned business, but more importantly Cynthia is very proud of the fact that while it is woman owned, Bradbury Stamm looks for talented people whether they are a man or a woman.
Much of Bradbury Stamm’s success can be attributed to Cynthia’s willingness to consider other contractors’ approach to business, before taking over the company she participated in peer groups to learn more about the success and failures of others and to learn from that. She also embraced change as she transitioned into her leadership role. Through open communication she was able to make Bradbury stronger and work through any uncertainty that the team faced.
Finally, Cynthia also talked about perspective and expectations. Through her experience of growing up watching her father, Jim King, run Bradbury Stamm, combined with her educational background she never felt it was an extraordinary accomplishment to be a woman taking on leadership roles commonly held by men in the family business. This is so important to remember, because often we are our only boundary. It is in our power as men AND women to impact the perspectives and expectations of not only ourselves but the people around us to become what we want!
As for the future, Cynthia hopes to create growth opportunities for the staff as the company continues to expand. Bradbury used to be in 14 states, and hopes to start to broaden their geographic reach again! Thank you Cynthia and Bradbury Stamm for sharing your great work and stories!
Also, check out this article published in 1992 about Bradbury Stamm’s Woman-led management team for a Santa Fe project, here: 1992 Bradbury Stamm article.