Becky Yang & Melissa Bullock Featured in March Issue of High Profile Monthly

Project manager Becky Yang and marketing manager Melissa Bullock were featured in the March 2024 issue of High Profile Monthly as part of its Women in Construction feature.

Becky Yang, Project Manager
Becky Yang is a project manager at Kaplan Construction. Her journey began in academia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with minors in engineering management and environmental engineering from Cornell University. After taking an impactful construction management course during her senior year and realizing her appreciation for the hands-on aspect of building, Becky decided to go to graduate school for construction management. She went on to receive a Master of Science in construction engineering management with a minor in statistics from Oregon State University.

Becky brings the same scholarly mindset to her role as project manager. “I love being in the field to understand the constructability of a project, as well as seeing different existing conditions,” she says. “I learn exponentially when I’m on site.” Becky has continued her enthusiasm for learning, recently earning her Passive House Builder certification, in which she hopes to “provide clients with options to construct a healthier and more energy efficient building that results in quantifiable comfort.”

Becky recently managed a retail fitout at the Burlington Mall in Burlington, Mass., in which 12,000 SF of vacant space was converted into a new location for clothing store chain Miltons the Store for Men. She is currently overseeing back-of-house renovations at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass., as part of their long-term capital improvements plan.

Outside of the corporate world, Becky has donated her time to the community as a high school mentor and as an ambassador for the Cornell Alumni Ambassador Network.

Melissa Bullock, Marketing Manager
Melissa Bullock is a marketing manager at Kaplan Construction. “My most fulfilling days are when I can leverage my creativity and think outside the box to publicize Kaplan’s work,” she says. “Having worked at the company for over 15 years, I feel uniquely qualified to boast about our achievements!”

Melissa’s role as marketing manager includes the development of marketing collateral; generating proposals and qualifications; enforcing brand recognition; planning advertising and promotional campaigns; and maintaining the firm’s social media presence. She is also responsible for the company’s public relations operations and media relationship strategies.

During Melissa’s 17 years with Kaplan, she has been instrumental in earning several local and national construction awards, including the Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Best Regional Project award from Engineering News-Record (ENR). In 2015, she spearheaded rebranding efforts for the company during a pivotal ownership transition.

“My job is incredibly rewarding,” Melissa continues. “I have the privilege of showcasing the technical accomplishments of my hardworking team and making them shine.”

Melissa recently earned her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation from the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). She is an active member of SMPS Boston and the Associated Builders & Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC MA), of which she is a marketing committee member. She attended Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

See Melissa & Becky’s feature and fellow Women in Construction in High Profile Monthly here.