Building for the Next Generation
How long have you been in the construction industry?
Melysia Cha: Shy of six years!
How did you end up in construction?
Melysia Cha: It was an accident. During my junior and senior year, I had enough credits to graduate early so I enrolled in this work experience class. This meant that I was only in school for half of the time and went to work during the other half. I was a receptionist for a small general contractor and jumped on full time after graduation. I was originally in school for Public Relations, but they wanted to train me in Accounting. Long story short, I really liked working with the Project Managers there, changed my degree, enrolled at Dunwoody College and met Karin McCabe!
What do you enjoy most about the construction industry?
Melysia Cha: Every day can be like a box of really great and not-so great chocolates.
What do you like most about McGough Construction?
Melysia Cha: The people! Have you ever met someone that was so excited about your growth, professional development, seems like your personal cheerleader and just wanted to see you do your very best?! Yeah, that’s McGough’s people in a nutshell.
What do you like to do on your free-time?
Melysia Cha: I actually have some free time between school and work, believe it or not! I play defensive line for a women’s flag football league. I also recreate armor sets from video games and love to read way too much. I want to get into roller derby after graduation.
Our people drive our company’s success. From the Irish McGoughs of the 1800s to the McGoughs of today and countless loyal, experienced, dedicated and expert team members over the years, our remarkable people have built a tradition of outstanding craftsmanship, exceptional outcomes and constantly evolving standards. Learn more about McGough’s legacy of excellence and how it drives our innovation today.