Beacon Project Team Member Profile: Elizabeth Paquet, Construction & Surety Consultant
Elizabeth Paquet joined Beacon Consulting Group's team in 2019. With more than 20 years of construction industry experience and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from Steven's Institute of Technology, Elizabeth’s background and deep industry knowledge have made her an invaluable member of Beacon's Construction Consulting team.
Elizabeth's experience in the construction industry goes back to her early teen years when she started working part time at her father's firm M.J. Paquet, Inc., a construction company specializing in complex heavy transportation projects for the public and private sector. During her high school and college years, Elizabeth started working full time during school breaks as an administrative assistant and intern at the company where she played an active role helping to support and manage large highway / infrastructure projects. During that time, Elizabeth learned about all aspects of bidding on, managing, and completing large construction projects, including both the business and technical aspects.
After spending several years working in the family business, Elizabeth started up her own firm, Empco Contracting, Inc., based in Haworth, NJ. The company took on numerous projects, grew to employ more than 25 people, and solidified Elizabeth's knowledge of all aspects of the construction business. After running Empco for more than six years, Elizabeth took on progressive roles at other construction companies. She served as Director of Operations at a regional Contracting / Construction Management company and then as Manager of Purchasing, Project Management & Project Coordination at another construction company based in Northern NJ, focusing on bridge construction, rehabilitation, and other heavy construction projects.
Since joining Beacon's team, Elizabeth has been playing an important role in supporting Beacon's Surety clients on several high-profile projects. Elizabeth's extensive background in project management, estimating, subcontractor management, technical knowledge, and attention to detail have helped her to jump in with both feet and provide our clients with the efficient and professional construction consulting services Beacon is known for. Most recently, Elizabeth has been a key member of our team consulting on a Surety bond default matter related to work on a section of The Catskill Aqueduct Repair and Rehabilitation Project, one of the largest water supply repair projects ever undertaken in New York State.
When she is not working, Elizabeth enjoys her other full-time job, being the mother of two boys, Dylan (11) and Cameron (13), who are involved in many sports and hobbies, including basketball, baseball, football, and surfing. Elizabeth and her family enjoy living close to the beach at the NJ Shore about 60 miles south of NYC. During the past four years, Elizabeth put her construction management (& hands-on construction) skills to work close to home, after purchasing a historic Victorian guest house. Elizabeth managed and completed the restoration of the 100+ year old property, which is now transformed into a beautiful, comfortable, and modern home for her family.