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Carter earns recognition

Co-founded construction company with husband

Andalusia native Mertha Carter recently was selected for the Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition.

According to a press release issued by Trademark Women of Distinction, Carter was selected for demonstrating dedication, leadership and professional excellence. Her compassion and expertise set the standard in the industry.

Mertha Carter

Carter founded Carter’s Contracting Services, Inc. with her husband.

“I feel honored,” Carter said. “It makes me feel wonderful to be recognized for my achievements. I owe a lot of credit to all those who have helped me become successful along the way, like my parents, my husband, my sons, grandchildren and all the exceptional employees and contractors that have worked with us through the years.”

The key to staying at the top of her game is just showing up, she said. 

“Every day I get up, I dress up and I show up,” Carter said. “Each day may bring a new challenge, whether it’s reviewing financial reports, lining up a crew, or competing for new work, I embrace those challenges with enthusiasm. I am thankful for the opportunities. I also stay on top of my game by entrusting my family and my staff with the work they’re delegated.”

Carter said that she wanted to start Carters Contracting Services, Inc. because of her and her husband’s hard working families.

“I always tried to take what God gave me and increase those blessings with hard work and dedication,” Carter said. “My goal was to have a business where myself and others could work to have a better way of living.”

Being able to work with family makes all of the hard work worth it, Carter said.

“Oh I am so very thankful to work with family,” Carter said. “Really one of the most blessed things in my life is to be able to have my family as a part of this business.”

According to the press release, as a talented, disciplined professional she has maintained a proven track record of quality service, driven by her desire to succeed. During the vetting process it was noted along with her exceptional reputation that she has also maintained a positive peer rating. Her years of service along with her level of expertise and several other factors also contributed to her inclusion.

She said that the best part of her job is meeting people from all walks of life.

Carter’s Contracting provides a wide array of building services, such as marine and storm drainage construction, military installations, municipal government, infrastructure, marine, dredge disposal area maintenance, levee construction and maintenance, and building repairs.

Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition highlights the professional accomplishments and stories of the best and brightest women in business.