“Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.”
Give a brief description of your career.
I came to cover a maternity leave (in 2002) thinking it would be a short-term position and have never left! I started in Human Resources and took over payroll when Sargent & Sargent merged with H.E. Sargent, Inc.
What do you like about your position?
I love the connection I have with the field. I am very detail orientated with numbers but it is the relationships with the crews that make me feel connected as a Sargent.
Name a mentor & what you learned/received for wisdom.
George Thomas has had a very big impact on me over the past 20 years. It is his quiet confidence and clear communication style that I strive for. He taught me to be grateful for a full day’s work and always be inspired to learn something new each day.
What does being an employee-owner mean to you?
Being an employee-owner means being the best person that I can be so that hopefully I can inspire others to do the same.
Quote from a co-worker:
Superintendent Scott Blanchard says, “Allyson does a great job with payroll. She has become quite proficient with certified payrolls and is willing to dig in and help out when issues arise. Allyson is always willing to take calls from employee-owners and provide whatever information they are in need of.”
Business Development Director Glenn Adams says, “Allyson has always been a joy to work with. I consider her the payroll guru and I appreciate her attitude and attention to detail in her work. There is a lot of effort that goes into getting 350+ people paid (correctly) every week and her accuracy in certified payroll reporting speaks for itself. It is always a pleasure to have her on the projects, whether it’s supporting the United Way campaign, or holding a payroll workshop for our subcontractors. We are very lucky to have her around as a fellow employee-owner!”