Michaela Rempkowski, McCarthy Building Companies | WWD Young Pros

June 1, 2023
Her core values of community and innovation align with her job role, which has set her and her company up for success.

In her spare time, Michaela Rempkowski enjoys landscaping because it connects her to the natural environment. That same environment is what she protects every day with her job as McCarthy Building Companies design integration director by translating constructability and design of water and wastewater systems for stakeholders.

Rempkowski explains how she reached this point in her career, what her day-to-day is like, and how her job aligns with her core values of community and innovation.

Additional Resources


  • Intro | 0:00
  • Why water and career history | 1:00
  • Day-to-day work and core values | 3:00
  • Projects that stick out as professional accomplishments | 5:16
  • Finding pride in things both big and small | 6:43
  • Generational influences on the industry | 7:40
  • How wastewater design is art | 10:26
  • Time spent outside of work | 11:13
  • Finding creativity at the end of thought | 12:44
  • A message to employers for hiring and retaining youth | 13:31
  • Outro | 15:33

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor.