The week of March 7-13, 2021 we recognize and celebrate Women in Construction Week (WIC) and the many women who work in and make important contributions to our industry every day! We are pleased to share the stories from many of the women who work and live in NH and VT. The project was created in partnership with I Build NH and NAWIC Granite State Chapter.
I have worked in administration in the construction industry for 30 years. I have experience in residential kitchen and bath design as well, but my strengths lie in administration.
What is your education/training background?
I have a degree in business science and have had formal training as a kitchen designer. I have worked mostly in residential construction but made a transition to commercial construction four years ago.
How did you find yourself working in the construction industry?
It was a natural progression as my husband was in the industry and I started off helping with his business.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
I like that I work in an office where I have been allowed to be confident and learn new skills. We are a small business so I have various responsibilities that allow me to work in many different areas of the business.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
I don’t work directly on projects in my current role, but I do assist the sales people and project managers. I have seen so many amazing projects, it would be hard to pick one! We recently worked on a new restaurant which has been one of my favorite projects.
What advice do you have for women who want to work in the construction industry?
I see more and more women in construction becoming project managers and supervisors which are positions once held only by men. It is a very interesting field and each day provides some different and unique experiences. If it is something that you are interested in, go for it.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.
I Build New Hampshire
I Build NH represents the construction sector of the state through the Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI). I Build NH represents companies involved in heavy construction like municipal water treatment systems and road building, electric and telecommunication infrastructure, civil engineering, heating/ventilation/air conditioning businesses and more.
National Association of Women in Construction
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has over 115 chapters throughout the United States, including the NAWIC Granite State Chapter. NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more. NAWIC advocates for the value and impact of women builders, professionals and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.