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Knowing what I know didn't happen overnight - a matter of fact, I keep learning on a daily basis.
What do you ask? The construction industry - yes, ladies and gentlemen I, a woman, work construction. More in depth - roofing, siding, windows, doors...anything exteriors. Hard labor! How did I get here? With my husband - we met - love at first sight story, and then we started our own exteriors company. My husband is a 3rd generation roofer, had more experience and knowledge than I have ever seen one person know about this job. Ok so maybe I'm a little biased, but he does know it ALL!
Being a female in this industry isn't as easy as one may think. But the gratification and honor of working with my husband day in and day out nothing can stop me!

The look in people’s eyes when they see us, my husband and I, working together on a roof is priceless. It's not easy! It's emotional, mentally, physically challenging for the both of us. Having to work with your husband, go home with him, have a marriage with him and raise kids.....we are together 24-7. Yes, it's hard. He expects me to do and know, as well as I expect him to do and know.  But that is what makes us who we are...a team. No matter what we are doing. And 95% of the time our kids are with us as well. So when we say family owned and operated - WE truly are Family owned and operated!
Being a female in the construction world is not hard, but it's not easy. Men still look at you like a piece of meat and think that you don't know what the hell you‘re talking about. Women look at you like your trying to be someone who your not.
I'm being me, a mother, a wife, a co-owner to an exterior company. Going into this I knew what would be said, what people would think. I didn't let it stop me. I knew that for my husband and I to make it I had to put that aside. Show my children that it didn't matter what people said or thought that we had to make it work or we would be without.
There are/were plenty of times where my husband and I had to do all the work. Finding people to work for you, that's a joke anymore. Nobody wants to work, hard labor, that is. All I needed them to do was pick up trash. So instead of stressing whether or not somebody was coming to work or not, we, my husband and I did it ourselves.
I take pride in what I know and have learned from a husband. The people that I have met along the way and continue to meet. Being able to speak to clients and people in general about their home is something that I take pride in as well. Some men would rather speak to a female and some females rather speak to females. So it's been challenging and rewarding being able to be in the business with my husband and getting to know the construction industry from a different point.

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