I Build America – Ohio is dedicated to celebrating the women of construction. Women are a vital part of our industry, and there are female leaders at all levels of construction work. From foreman to company owners and executives, construction wouldn’t be the industry it is without its female employees. Join us and our partners in celebrating the success of women within your own company and across the nation during National Women in Construction Week 2023.
Name: Andrea B.
Company: The Beaver Excavating Company
Years Working in Construction: 17 years
What was your path to a career in construction?
Family background in construction, and I have always loved hands-on work.
What do you like most about working in construction?
Being outdoors, being around great people, and working with an excellent company with the best core values.
What changes have you seen for women in construction over the course of your career?
Yes, very much so. Every year I see more and more women getting into the trades.
What do you hope to see for the future of women in construction?
I’d like to see more female construction business owners and supervisors.
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in construction?
My advice I would give for young women is to get in the trades early. You get hands-on training while making a good wage, excellent benefits, and retirement.