Young Alumni Q & A: Alex Hendricks

Alex Hendricks holding a fish near a lake.

Alex Hendricks graduated from CSU in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in construction management. Since graduation, Hendricks has held positions as a senior field engineer and assistant project manager in the construction industry in Colorado before founding his own residential contracting business. Hendricks served as a member and the president of the College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council while at CSU, as well as a Senator for ASCSU representing the College. Hendricks is married to Sarah, a 2013 health and exercise science graduate.

Describe your current position and some of the responsibilities that come with it.

I am the owner of a general residential contracting business. I oversee client relations/interactions, estimating, billing, and employee supervision.

How has COVID-19 changed operations for your company and industry, and how are you responding to it?

COVID-19 has increased business substantially. Everyone is at home and wanting to renovate and improve their dwellings. My company follows the CDC guidelines and takes extra precautions, especially when working in client’s homes. Our focus is to ensure client satisfaction while maintaining employee safety.

Why did you decide to pursue your current career path?

It was always my dream to better my community through building. Whether it was building a hospital or making a home more functional, making a small or large impact is still an impact.

How have your education and experiences at CSU helped you in your career? Was there a faculty member in the College of Health and Human Sciences that inspired you most?

My experience at CSU still remains the best educational experience in my life. CSU invested in my career as much as I did and it gave me true ownership in what I studied and pursued. I cannot pinpoint one faculty member that impacted me because all of my teachers were incredible!

What advice do you have for students looking for a full-time job in your field?

Get ready to put in long hours and travel! Never say “no” to any opportunity a company gives you; you have no idea what experience you will gain or the life lessons you will learn.

The Department of Construction Management is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.