This week the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is celebrating their annual Women in Construction (WIC) Week. 120 chapters and over 4,000 members of the organization are striving to bring awareness to the role of women in the construction industry.
The construction industry is facing a massive labor shortage. The labor and skill needed to relieve that shortage, however, are readily available. Despite making up a fraction of the current construction workforce, women are poised to move toward the forefront of the industry with a slow, but steady influx of female engineers, architects, project leaders, tradeswomen, contractors, and more.
As well, it’s International Women’s Day. Observed since the early 1900’s, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women
“We’re fortunate to have gifted women on the team at Peebles Homes,” Tom Peebles, Owner of Peebles Homes, said. “The inspiration, passion and talent these spirited professionals bring to the table are what sets us apart from other builders in the area!”
Sandy Peebles, Co-Owner: A licensed nurse, a talented special events planner, homebuilder, community philanthropist, these are just some of the titles worn by co-owner of Peebles Homes, Sandy Peebles. From managing our office to working with our trade partners and clients, Sandy (a graduate of Kettering College) plays a vital role in the success of Peebles Homes.
Kim Schroder, Sales Manager: An experienced new home sales professional, Kim has been a dynamic part of our team for over twenty years. Active in the community and raising three teenaged triplets, Kim’s passion for new home sales, thoughtful design, and product development are just a few of the qualities that we appreciate about having Kim on our team.
Shelley La Judice, Director of Marketing: With three decades of experience in the construction industry, Shelley, is a graduate of Regis University with a BS in Marketing. In addition to her community involvement, Shelley, an award-winning marketing professional, is active in the Dayton construction industry volunteering her time in numerous housing related venues including serving on the Home Builders Association’s Sales Marketing and Associate Council and Homearama.
About Peebles Homes: As one of the top Dayton new home builders, Peebles Homes is a third generation home builder specializing in new homes in Dayton, the Miami Valley, and surrounding areas for eighty years. An award-winning Dayton new homebuilder, Peebles Homes specializes in building high performance (we call them ComfortSmart) homes in southern Ohio. PeeblesHomes.com
About NAWIC: The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. With a core purpose to enhance the success of women in the construction industry, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.