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Civil | JOYCO CONSTRUCTION LLC

On Her Own

JOYCO CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTS A STEP FORWARD FOR OWNER JOY BOND. BY ALAN DORICH

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here is a saying that "the future is
female," and JOYCO Construction
LLC owner Joy Bond believes that
is the case in the construction industry. "There are a lot of opportunities for
women in large commercial construction,"
she declares.
Bond, who began working in the industry
more than 20 years ago, is proof of that. Over
the years, she has held roles at multiple
construction firms, including Herbert & Boghosian Inc. in Simsbury, Conn., and Konover
Construction in West Hartford, Conn.
She also worked for Civitillo Brothers
Masonry in Newington, Conn. Bond also
was the co-owner of John Bond Contracting.
"I have always been proud of the
companies that I've worked for and the
projects I have been involved with," Bond
says. "Many of them have been special
to the communities around them and
[I've enjoyed] the rewards of seeing that
end-result - whether it's a remodel that has
maintained the integrity and character of
the community or a new building that has
improved the community."
This year, she chose to venture out on her
own and form the Phoenix-based JOYCO,
which will specialize in general contracting
in its home state. After years of working
with very capable women in construction,
Bond says she wonders why more haven't
ventured out on their own.
"I realize that it's not an easy thing to do,
and certainly not everyone wants to be in
charge," she admits. "But there are tremendous opportunities available for women
right now in construction."

Invaluable Experience
JOYCO's team also includes Director of
Operations Randy Kress, also a seasoned
construction veteran. "With over 15 years of
participation in commercial management,
Randy possessed extensive experience
in strategic development across business-to-business channels," Bond says.

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JOYCO Construction LLC
* Headquarters: Phoenix
* Employees: Two
* Specia y: General contracting

"There are a lot of opportunities
for women in large commercial
construction."
- Joy Bond, owner

Owner Joy Bond (left) and Director
of Operations Randy Kress are going
after state and federal projects.

«

fulness across a range of business spheres
will be an invaluable asset as we grow and
move forward."

Great Possibilities

Kress also has expertise in joint venture
operations and domestic and international
relations. "Randy's involvement has been
in acreage evaluation, acquisition projects,
farm-in/farm-outs and operations management," Bond adds.
"In recent years, his focus has been on
assessing joint venture stability, agreement
structure and establishment of project
teams," she continues. "His vast resource-

Bond is in the process of prequalifying to
bid on state and federal projects that are
designated for small business enterprises
(SBEs) and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs). "I have lots of work to look
forward to," she says.
The federal government, she notes, is
spending billions on projects that are designated for such businesses. She adds that
GrowthNation.com reported that the greater
Phoenix area is planning for population
growth of at least 2 million residents over
the next two decades.


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