Raken Spotlight: Mariah Whitlock of JRC Mechanical

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This week, Raken is shining a spotlight on Mariah Whitlock, Construction Administrator at JRC Mechanical, a mechanical contractor based in Chesapeake, Virginia. Mariah has been working in construction for around 2 years, and as a construction administrator, her role is oversee the teams out in the field.


Family First in the Field

Currently overseeing 61 active projects, it's safe to say that Construction Administrator Mariah Whitlock is a very busy person. When she isn't working, Whitlock spends quality time with her dogs, and regularly goes to concerts with her husband. She also likes to travel up to Buffalo, New York, to visit her family as often as possible.

Whitlock truly exemplifies JRC Mechanical's family first values, including the fact that she has four other members of her family working for the company. Her husband, who works out in the field alongside her brother and two cousins, piqued her interest in construction, which led her to join the industry a couple of years ago. Mariah's favorite part of her job is making sure that the folks in the field are happy and that their needs are taken care of, and she loves that Raken can help make their lives easier.


Building to Make a Difference

Whitlock shared that JRC Mechanical is currently working on The Cancer Center in Norfolk, Virginia. They are building out three entire floors of the building, that will be home to offices, treatment spaces, and imaging areas when complete. This massive project is a part of the Sentara Medical Office Building Group, and will serve as a major cancer treatment center for the area, making it much more convenient for local patients to access healthcare. JRC Mechanical is installing plumbing, heating, cooling, and medical gas.

Whitlock's job as a construction administrator means that she serves as a bridge between the jobsite and the office. With a bunch of gigantic projects to deal with, it's great that she can stay engaged with the field from her desk, accessing project info through Raken's web app as soon as it gets submitted. Forward thinkers like Mariah Whitlock are helping to make construction management more efficient, which in turn, gets important projects, like The Cancer Center, done faster.