This week, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is celebrating their annual Women in Construction (WIC) Week. 120 chapters and over 4,000 members of the organization are striving to bring awareness to the role of women in the construction industry.
The construction industry is facing a massive labor shortage. The labor and skill needed to relieve that shortage, however, are readily available. Despite making up a fraction of the current construction workforce, women are poised to move toward the forefront of the industry with a slow, but steady influx of female engineers, architects, project leaders, tradeswomen, contractors, and more.
“We’re thrilled to have a number of talented women serving in executive and highly visible roles at Jayden Homes,” Dennis Grover, President of Jayden Homes, said. “The passion and talent these outstanding industry professionals bring to the table are what set us apart from our competition!”
Jayne Grover, Secretary/Treasurer: Co-owner & Co-founder of Jayden Homes, Jayne is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors in Business. With thirty-five years of experience in construction, Jayne tirelessly gives of her time and expertise to our company, our team members, and our community.
Danielle Grover, Vice President: A graduate of UCCS and a member of the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association’s (HBA) Board of Directors, Danielle is a second generation home builder with 14 years of experience in custom home building. As the builder and designer, Danielle works directly with homeowners from plan design and selections to on-site walk-throughs. Additionally, Danielle has been named 2018 Chairman for the National Association of Home Builders Builder 20 Group – The Profits.
Valerie Bates, Purchasing Manager: President Elect of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, Valerie has nearly two decades of extensive experience in residential construction project management, estimating, purchasing and administration, including accounting and office management. A graduate of Regis University with a BS in Finance, Valerie believes it is important to invest in future generations of builders, to ensure our industry’s success for many centuries to come.
Shelley La Judice, Director of Marketing: With three decades of experience in the construction industry, Shelley is a graduate of Regis University. In addition to her community involvement, Shelley is an award-winning marketing professional and has been active in the Colorado Springs construction industry volunteering her time in numerous housing related venues including serving on the HBA’s Board of Directors, Chairman of the HBA Parade of Homes, Chairman of the HBA Sales and Marketing Council, and many others.
About Jayden Homes: Locally owned and operated, Jayden Homes has been building new custom homes across the Colorado Front Range since 1988. We pride ourselves on building quality conscious custom homes with an emphasis on establishing a close working partnership with the families who choose to call our houses their home! JaydenHomesColorado.com
About NAWIC: The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. With a core purpose to enhance the success of women in the construction industry, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.