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Through the generations

image L-R: Cody Mansfield, Steven Mansfield, Terry Mayfield and Justin Mansfield

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction is the lifeblood that runs through Steven Mansfield’s family. The owner of subcontracting company S&C Mansfield is actually the third generation to work in the industry – his father and grandfather were both general contractors.

 

 

 

 

    Construction is the lifeblood that runs through Steven Mansfield’s family. The owner of subcontracting company S&C Mansfield is actually the third generation to work in the industry – his father and grandfather were both general contractors.
    It was a natural course, then, for Mansfield to serve as an engineer in the Army working on construction and combat engineering projects in Afghanistan and in Texas. After he retired after 28 years as a Sergeant Major E9 to concentrate on his health, his brother-law Terry Mayfield asked if he would supervise construction jobs for his general contracting company, Mayfield Construction.    
    Mansfield enjoyed the business-with-family arrangement so much, he recruited his own two sons – 24-year old Cody and 21-year-old Justin ­– to work for the business as well. As he soon learned, there is a difference between supervising soldiers, supervising civilians, and then …
    “There’s a difference supervising family,” he says, trying to hide a grin.
    He can’t hide his pride in his sons, though. Mansfield enjoys attending HVAC classes with Cody two nights a week, and is pleased to see Justin get his start in the industry.
    “They like it, although they want more money, of course,” Mansfield says with a chuckle.
    With more family in the fold, Mansfield is hoping to keep generations of family in construction for years to come.
    “I hope to have my own general contracting business someday,” Mans-field says.
    S&C Mansfield in Red Oak is a general subcontractor offering a range of exterior and interior services. General contractor Mayfield Construction is based in Royce City. –mjm


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Melissa Jones-Meyer constructionnewssa@yahoo.com