Meet Brit & Ash.
They grew up watching their dad in Construction, and today they run the family drywall business in Bozeman, Montana. They do everything on the job from hanging to finishing.
They are Mothers, Dog lovers, and golf fanatics! We absolutely loved having them in town to work on the project.
Meet Amy! She’s a licensed General Contractor and the owner of Clear Solutions Group, a roofing company. She and her team completed all of the roofing and the skylight installation for The House That She Built.
Amy says, “I love to see from the beginning to the end of any construction project. Especially the roof, it can change the entire look of any house.”
We have loved having Amy on our team!
Meet Meredith, a master electrician with an amazing journey into construction. Meredith had attended three years of college without any real direction, when she overheard someone at church asking for a recommendation for a good electrician. She couldn’t get that thought out of her head.
When she returned home from doing service for her church, Meredith found a company and started on the job site the next week. They sponsored her as she apprenticed and journeyed out. She spent five and a half years working in the field and “loved every minute of it!” Now she’s a full-time mom and part-time apprentice instructor.
We are so grateful to have her expertise and fun, positive attitude on our job site. Thank you @meredithbalmforth. You are amazing!!!
Meet Darci! She and her team from @goliathtechut installed helical piers for our covered back deck and trellis.
Darci was a teacher for 16 years until one day when she and her husband were in the process of putting in footings for a new deck during a remodel. Frustrations with their rocky soil led them to helical piers, a quicker, better solution for many spot footing situations. They decided to bring better access to superior steel helical piers to Utah. Darci loves educating contractors about the benefits and applications of helical piers. She also loves “playing in the dirt” and running large equipment.
Thank you Darci for your example and your support of #thehousethatshebuilt. We loved working with you and are so impressed with your helical pier system.
Meet Sarah. She’s a construction wireman (electrician pre-apprentice) who made a big career change.
Sarah went to school for graphic design and worked in that field for five years before making a switch to construction.
She says, “It was a scary leap of faith, and I was concerned about abandoning everything I had invested in my previous career, but it was so worth it! You’re never too old to change careers if you’re not happy in the career you chose out of high school.” Amen, sister!
We are so happy you made the choice to join the construction industry and thank you for your work on @thehousethat_she_built 🏠
Meet Natalie. She’s an award-winning designer who isn’t afraid to get to work!
Natalie grew up in construction and worked alongside her dad and brother hanging HVAC. She found her way into construction again when she went from staging homes to designing award-winning Parade Homes, to heading up the design team at @lkl_designcenter.
Natalie is an integral part of our leadership team at @utahpwb and manages all of the material donations for @thehousethat_she_built. Natalie has helped out on every stage of construction for the home, most recently assisting Moriah with all of the HVAC installation. We literally could not have made this project happen without her and are so grateful for her amazing work ethic, fun-loving spirit, and contagious smile.
We know Natalie is going to do even more amazing things in the construction industry as her career progresses and we can’t wait to watch her shine. Thank you, Natalie!!!
Meet Moriah! She’s an extremely talented HVAC installer with an amazing attitude.
What she loves most about construction is traveling to new places every few days, learning new things constantly, and the reward of seeing a home come together from start to finish.
Moriah’s dad first introduced her to construction and her mom taught her that to make it in a “man’s field” she should always make sure to be three steps ahead. She’s worked hard to become one of the few lead installers at Central Heating Inc.
We greatly appreciate her dedication to this industry and her willingness to volunteer at #thehousethatshebuilt. Thank you, Moriah!
Meet Ivy! She’s been volunteering on our framing crew for The House That She Built while also enrolled as a full-time student at nearby @brighamyounguniversity.
Ivy learned about the project on Instagram and contacted us to see how she could help. She’s volunteered nearly every day of framing and shown impressive dedication and an ability to learn quickly on-site.
Ivy took a construction class in high school and fell in love with the industry. She plans to study civil engineering and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes. Go Ivy!!!
Meet Kelly, or as you might know her, @tinyplumbergirl.
Kelly is a plumbing rockstar and graciously agreed to come out all the way from Pennsylvania for the rough plumbing of @thehousethat_she_built. She may only be 4’11” but she brought massive amounts of skills, knowledge, dedication, and fun to the jobsite!
Kelly was originally on track to become a nurse, when she realized it wasn’t her passion. She decided to follow her father’s footsteps and joined the Plumbers Union in Philadelphia. Fast forward through many years of hard work, and she is now a Registered Master Plumber and starting her own plumbing company. Talk about inspiration to follow your passion and go for your dreams no matter how big!
We are so grateful to Kelly for her example of hard work, her help in spreading the word about opportunities for women in construction, and her genuine goodness and desire to help others. Give her a follow at @tinyplumbergirl to see her journey firsthand.
Meet the Magleby Homes team! We are so excited to receive support from a National Custom Homebuilder of the Year–Magleby Construction and their affiliate company- Masterpiece Trade Services.
Magleby Construction has a long history of encouraging recruitment, education, and diversity in our industry. With the continued need for skilled construction workers, Magleby and its affiliate companies encourage their female employees and interested spouses of male employees to get involved in the community.
Donating time to projects like Women’s Build with Habitat for Humanity and The House That SHE Built continues to expose them to training, builds teamwork, and brings pride to their workforce. We could not have completed the framing of The House That She Built without their support. Thank you!
Meet Lynn! She is one of the powerhouse women who helped construct our pre-built walls at Precision Building Systems, where she is responsible for cutting lumber for floor truss webbing and roof trusses. She’s also volunteered her time to help with onsite framing!
We’ve loved getting to know Lynn and her amazing story. She survived a devastating car crash after being hit by a drunk driver. It prompted her to drive across the country all on her own, then settle in the beautiful state of Utah, and strive each day to check off her bucket list items.
She said when she heard about this project, she knew she needed to add it to her bucket list. She hopes that our message will spread to many girls who can take advantage of the scholarship opportunities and learn a trade.
Meet Tierra! She is a general contractor who started her own small construction business @sk3constructionllc with her husband, specializing in concrete work. She works alongside her husband and their awesome crew, as well as managing the back office. They learned the trade from family who came to the United States from Tonga.
“When they migrated here, this is all they knew, this is how they made their living. We decided this is something we could build our legacy off of. Most of all this opportunity has created work and jobs for our community.”
Congratulations on building something amazing Tierra. We are so happy to share your example as part of The House That She Built.
Meet Kaydee! She is one of the rockstars of our framing crew for The House That She Built.
Kaydee has loved woodworking her entire life. In high school she competed in cabinetmaking at Skills USA, where she won 1st in State and then went on to not only win 1st in Nationals, but to also be the first woman ever on the podium! She studied Cabinetmaking and Architectural Woodworking at UVU, and after graduation, joined the Army National Guard as a carpenter. She hopes to someday open her own woodshop.
Kaydee says, “We don’t have to be limited to what society thinks is an appropriate job for women. There is so much opportunity and potential in these careers. I would love to see more women not only profit from them, but thrive and lead!”
We couldn’t agree more Kaydee. Thank you for leading with your example!
Meet Lisa! She’s a hardcore journeyman grade engineer and operating engineer.
Lisa’s husband, a General Contractor, took a job that included excavating for homes on the top of Suncrest. When he found out three other companies had walked off the job because conditions were too dangerous. He said, “I’ve got just the operator for you.” Lisa excavated for every home in that project, safely and efficiently.
Both Lisa’s father and husband served in the military, so veterans are close to her heart. After 30 years of excavating, she now sells real estate and donates 10% of her profits to help make homes accessible for veterans. Thank you, Lisa.
Meet Kathy! She’s an extraordinary woman in construction who has helped with excavation, utilities, and production of our wall panels for The House That She Built.
Kathy started out in excavation and has moved through many roles in construction. When asked to be a superintendent on a new apartment complex, she agreed to try and was able to take the massive project (72 apartment units plus clubhouse and pool) from excavation to C of O in 6 months!
She now manages production for Precision Building Systems wall and truss lines, while serving as an amazing example to her daughters and granddaughters.
We would like to introduce you to Lori, Holly and Laura!
These ladies work for Precision Building Systems out of Utah! They built all of our walls to get ready for framing.
We can’t wait to tell you each one of their stories while they help us frame this home. Thank you!
Meet Emily! She’s our plumber knocking out the sub rough. 💪 Emily was born in Germany (still speaks a little German), has worked on some amazing commercial projects, and we are so grateful she was willing to volunteer on The House That SHE Built.
So much fun working with you Emily!
Meet Libby and Sarah from @rockymountainwaterproofing
Libby (Elizabeth) has a bachelors in Sociology and has been working with Rocky Mountain Waterproofing for over a year. She helps coordinate the schedule, warranties, and accounts.
Sarah is the wife of one of the owners (Chris). She is the Mother of four and has a bachelors in Pre-Professional Biology. She is a Soccer Goalkeeper and now coaches goalkeepers for Copper Mountain Soccer and has coached on a college level.
Everyone here at Rocky Mountain Waterproofing is happy to help support the Professional Women in Building with The House That SHE Built.
Meet Sheila! This incredible woman has experience in all different areas! We were so excited to have her out to help pump the concrete during our foundation pour! She came out of retirement to help out on this project because she loved the message and what it’s about! Thanks for coming we can’t wait to see you again!
This is one woman who’s done it all! Started off on a roofing crew, welder, worked on a refinery, then put her self back to school learning AutoCAD.
Today Trish works designing foundation form layouts for For Shor! She put in a lot of work with us setting forms and getting the walls done. Thanks, Trish!
Meet Nicole! This powerful woman comes from a long family history of construction. Her family owns @brandxconcretepumping and Nicole has the ability to do it all!
You’ll usually find her running dispatch like a boss but she also has a CDL, drives the pump truck and operates the pump!
Thanks, @brandxconcretepumping and @altaviewconcrete for all your support on our footing pour!
Carmen (@theprettylion) came back out today to layout our footings. She did an amazing job at being both quick and thorough! What a cool career to be able to work outside, laying out new homes and other construction projects every day with @focusutah!
Kim Riding with Western Technologies is a geotechnical engineer. She discovered her love of “playing in the dirt” when she was in a soils class in college.
This field interested her and she ended up graduating with her degree in Civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis.
We really appreciate how thorough she is with her work- especially since we know we are dealing with collapsible soil in this area of Saratoga Springs. By following the protocols she gives us we will be able to continue on to footing and foundation with no soil issues!
Meet Miff! She’s a multi-talented woman in construction and even owns her own business making custom fishing tackle on the side!
Miff has worked with Utah Home Building Company for the last thirteen years as a transport driver, equipment operator and SWPPP manager. She drove the equipment down and is sharing time with Kathy on the dig.
She’s also bringing a lot of humor and fun to this windy dig day! Check out her tackle company, @miffs_custom_tackle and join us in saying THANK YOU for being a part of this project!!!
Meet Jacklyn (& Carmen) from @focusutah!
These two incredible ladies did our excavation layout! They both have really amazing stories — thank you to Focus Utah for sending these two amazing volunteers.
Meet Leone and her story!
“I got involved with @officialhoneybucket because it is outside of my norm I was always in the financial and business jobs but this is a whole new phase and it has been an out of the box job for me and I’ve enjoyed it. I love doing new things and learning more and more about different jobs that both women and men can do!!
I’ve also been inspired by my aunt, Lingz who also works for @officialhoneybucket she has been a great influence in my life!”
Waterproofing- Libby and Sarah came out from Rocky Mountain Waterproofing. They installed Tuff-N-Dri which includes a warranty against leaks and is significantly...