Women in Construction Week: Corina Morga

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Name and Company: Corina Morga Carter, CR Services Title: President/Owner Years in the industry: 5 years What made you want to join the construction industry? My blue collar roots and profound respect I have for the working middle class and the trades.   What does being a woman in construction …

Women in Construction Week: Maria Snyder

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Name and Company: Maria Snyder, Construction Cleaning Service Title: President Years in the industry: 2 What made you want to join the construction industry? I always had a passion for construction, I had done many renovations projects over the years while having another full-time job. What does being a woman …

Women in Construction Week: Michelle Wittig

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Name and Company: Michelle Wittig of Genesis Corporation (a woman-owned mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractor) Title: President and owner Years in the industry: 16 What made you want to join the construction industry? I enjoy being a part of something greater than its parts. Seeing a building go from concept, …

Women in Construction Week – Laura Eldridge

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Name and Company: Laura Eldridge, LS Systems Title: Sales Representative Years in the industry: 1 What made you want to join the construction industry? With a decade of experience representing technical solutions in the manufacturing industry, I developed an interest in bringing my skills to the life safety field. I’m …

Women in ABC Committee – Celebrating Women in Construction Week

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The Women’s Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter (WABC – Baltimore) is a staple of the construction trade associate. The group, comprised of over 20 leading women, is a shining example of women making a difference in the industry. The committee is dedicated to encouraging careers and …

Celebrating Women in Construction Week

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The number of women in the U.S. construction industry is on the rise. From apprentices to craft professionals, estimators and executives, women are represented in all facets of the construction workforce. And the opportunities to both join and grow within the booming construction industry are numerous, especially with a workforce …

Women in Construction Week – Charlene Kurland

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Title: Business Development Officer Years in the industry: 3 What made you want to join the construction industry? I didn’t necessary want to join the construction industry but they have a need for leasing vehicles and equipment. What does being a woman in construction mean to you? To me it …

Women in Construction Week – Anita Sheckells

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Name and Company:  Anita Sheckells, KatzAbosch Title: Director Years in the industry: 35 What made you want to join the construction industry?  I worked as the outside CPA for a couple of construction companies early in my career. I enjoyed the people, as well as the challenging aspects of the …

Women in Construction Week – Casey Noppenberger

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Name and Company: Casey Noppenberger, Power Component Systems, Inc Title: Sales Manager Years in the industry: 5 What made you want to join the construction industry? The fast paced environment, collaborating with others, and the knowing that there is room to grow and learn. What does being a woman in …

Women in Construction Week – Krista Hickman

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Name and Company: Krista A. Hickman, CPA, CCIFP at KatzAbosch Title: Principal Years in the industry: 15 What made you want to join the construction industry? The fast paced nature, puzzles to solve, and the fact that three electricians could operate very differently encouraged me to join the construction industry.  …

Women in Construction Week: Britt Tegeler

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Name and Company: Britt Tegeler; Tegeler Construction & Supply Title: CEO Years in the industry: 7 years What made you want to join the construction industry? My father has always been exceptional in the way of construction. I have very fond memories of him building things with his bare hands, …

Women in Construction Week: Melody Padgett

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Name and Company: Melody Padgett, Harkins Builders, Inc. Title: Project Manager Years in the industry: 20 years What made you want to join the construction industry? Construction is tangible. I enable an architectural design on paper to become something built, with color, texture and light that will be used for …

‘Build Baltimore Gala’ Raises Much-Needed Money and Awareness for Project JumpStart

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On Saturday, February 23, 2019 nearly 550 attendees – builders, designers, community leaders, and local celebrities – gathered with a common goal of building a better Baltimore through Project JumpStart, the region’s premiere workforce development. This year’s celebrations were focused on commemorating the ‘Faces of Project JumpStart’ – the graduates, …

Merit Award Winners

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PROJECT Contractor JHU School of Medicine – Welch Library Emeritus College – Renovations A.R. Marani, Inc. Mount de Sales Academy – Phased Renovations A.R. Marani, Inc. Guinness Stair Baltimore Fabrication Robert Poole Building CAM Construction Ft. Worthington Elementary & Middle School Gilbane Building Company Cross Creek Renovation – Phase 1 …

Excellence in Construction Winners

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PROJECT Contractor La Carnita Taqueria at BWI Airport A.R. Marani, Inc. Saint Margaret School Mechanical System Replacement Ariosa & Company Sheppard Pratt Maintenance Building Retaining Wall Replacement Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. Annapolis Towne Center 17B – Chesapeake Contracting Group Tenant Fit-Out Chesapeake Contracting Group Annapolis Towne Centre 17B Chesapeake Contracting …

Learn to Give an Estimate for Commercial Construction

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A project manager is the person in charge of planning and executing a given proposal. They help to define the scope of the proposal, develop a budget and time line, plan for the necessary resources, and document all that happens along the way. Project estimators work toward the growth of …

Union Market Share of Construction Market Slides in 2018

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The percentage of union members in construction has decreased by more than a percentage point, from 14 percent in 2017 to 12.8 in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The overall percentage of union membership in all industries is down from 10.7 percent in 2017 to 10.5 …

Build Baltimore Gala FAQs

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What is a ‘Party Pack of Ten Tickets’? Since this year’s gala will be open seating, instead of selling tickets as a ‘table’, you will be purchasing ten individual tickets to the event. If I get a party pack of tickets, will all my guests be seated together? This year …

ABC Contractors Partner to Inspire Students at Frederick Douglass High School

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On Wednesday, January 30, construction groups hosted its first workforce development presentation for 30 high school students from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City. The focus of the presentation was to educate high school students on the career and education opportunities available in the construction industry. Several guest speakers, …