Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Time Has Arrived for More Women to Enter the Home Building Business

There a quite a few women General Contractors building new homes across the United States, but they're still only a small portion of the total.

That needs to change. Being a successful new home builder requires a strong GC and for some reason not many women are considering construction careers in the housing industry.

The share of women in construction continues to grow each year but not so much growth when it comes to the General Contractor role in new home construction.

If a veteran wants to get into business, any type of business, the Small Business Administrations Express and Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster (MREIDL) Loans, are actually loan guarantees made available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to veterans or soldiers or their wives or widows who are going off to serve in the military or who have returned from their military service.

Female veterans could use this program to get into new home construction. Being a GC is not easy but there are “Women in Construction” organizations across the country where female vets could turn for help.

Audree Grubesic

Audree M Grubesic is the chief visionary and owner of Modular Sure Site in the Denver, CO area. She has first-hand experience of construction and project management on site of their projects. Over the past 20+ years, she has excelled in marketing, sales, new business development, and homebuilding.

Audree will be at IBS this month and if you have questions about how to become a General Contractor, I’m sure she would be excited to help.

She and others like Carol O’Donnell, owner of CRM Modular in Rhode Island and Michelle LaBounty of Plattsburgh Housing Outlet in New York are role models for women wanting to become modular home builders.

For women looking to become General Contractors, especially modular new home builders, one of the first stops and probably the best is the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

I would encourage you to begin the process of learning how to become a modular home general contractor. Not only will you be doing something good for your own future but it will also give modular housing’s surging popularity more new home builders.

1 comment:

Michelle LaBounty said...

Hey, thanks! Once our customers realize that we understand the construction, I actually think they appreciate our perhaps softer tact. Appreciate the shout out- just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the beginning of the month :) Michelle