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Member Spotlight: Sarah Lawson

Name: Sarah Lawson

Job title: President

Company: S+H Construction

Location of Headquarters: 26 New Street | Cambridge, MA 02138

Years with Current Company: 13

Years as a BRAGB member: 30

Hometown: Lincoln, MA

Family: husband, 6 kids, 6 grandkids

College: Hampshire College undergrad, Columbia University grad school

First Job Unrelated to Field: Reporter

First Job in Current Field: working as a framer in college

How did you get into the business: I always loved construction and the transformative power of good design. 20 years ago, I was working in the technology field as a writer, and I acted as the general contractor on a renovation at my house. I decided then to switch careers. I started out working for a small builder as a project manager. Not long after that, I started my own small general contracting firm, later moved to S+H as a project manager, and here I am.

S+H’s most noteworthy product/service: Top-quality construction, both in craftsmanship and building science; combined with profession job-management.

Keys to Success: Well, I never consider us to be a “success,” because there’s no finish line! But we have a positive work environment, work hard, and we’re always trying to get better.

If you had to choose another profession, what would it be: I’ve already had another profession and I like this one the best!

Are you involved in any other organizations besides BRAGB: NARI, Construction Financial Management Association.

What’s something most people don’t know about you: I play the stand-up bass – or I used to before I took over a construction company!

Hobbies: Running masters track and field, mountain biking

Favorite TV show currently on the air: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Favorite sports team: the Patriots

Favorite novel: It’s a memoir but, recently, Acid for the Children by Flea

Favorite film: Recently, Little Women, filmed in historic buildings all around New England.


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