Notable Women in Construction and Design: Samantha Potts

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Women in Construction and Design
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 10
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW Madison

Samantha Potts started as an intern at Janesville-based JP Cullen in 2013 and is now the company’s chief estimator. 

Potts has led more preconstruction projects for JP Cullen than any other estimator within the company this year. Colleagues say Potts understands the complete life cycle of a project and is willing to go further to set project teams up for success. 

“She goes above and beyond to make sure newer estimators understand their role and the process of preconstruction to build the team out more,” said Brenden Polkinghorn, estimator at JP Cullen.

“Sam is training me on preconstruction with the Edgewood Campus School project, and there have been several instances in working with the architect and client where I have been very impressed,” said Polkinghorn. “With the architect, she has very tactfully kept some site concerns top of mind as the project moves forward.” 

Potts also manages small projects for UW Athletics. 

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