Women in Construction

Broadfence

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What services and products does Broadfence provide?Andy Deayton: When it comes to perimeter security and crowd control, Broadfence offers the safest, simplest, and most secure temporary fence solutions. We deliver temporary fence panels...

Terri Palmer Burton

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar?Terri Palmer Burton: I earned my first dollar as a horseback riding instructor. I've had a lifelong love of horses. I spent five years in hospitality before joining Palmer Moving Services and founded...

First Quarter Events

The Builders Exchange of Michigan's first-quarter events schedule is a wrap! Thank you to all our instructors, presenters, and attendees for making it a successful first quarter. Every year, Builders Exchange of Michigan hosts a few different series of events during...
Laura Hopson

Laura Hopson

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Laura Hopson: EM Services was established back in...

Dian Selleck Wilson

Dian Selleck Wilson

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Dian Selleck Wilson: One of my first projects was The Spirit of Ford in Dearborn. I think that was the first project I earned money. BX: What drew you to the...

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Lisa Knight

Lisa Knight

Lisa Knight, owner of DVapple Logistics LLC, started her company in 2019. DVapple specializes in concrete flatwork, sidewalks, and concrete steps. Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Lisa Knight: Completing a...

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Jessica Novack

Jessica Novack

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Jessica Novack: By washing dishes at a restaurant when I was 12. My first real job was at an ice cream shop BX: What drew you to the construction industry?JN: My father. I grew up...

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Jodi van Haren

Jodi van Haren

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Jodi van Haren: When I was 11 years old, I created fliers and passed them out in my neighborhood to offer my services of dog walking or babysitting. I was beyond excited to get some...

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Linda DenHartigh

Linda DenHartigh

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Linda DenHartigh: Working for my father who was a commercial/residential painting contractor. I started working for him when I was eight years old. BX: What drew you to the...

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Anne Coursey

Anne Coursey

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Anne Coursey: I picked strawberries for 15¢ a quart. BX: What drew you to the construction industry? AC: My parents opened Champagne & Marx Excavating as a partnership with Mr....

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Amy Folleth

Amy Folleth

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Amy Folleth: I actually made my first dollar working retail. BX: What drew you to the construction industry? AF: My husband. He worked for a family business since he was 15 years...

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Teresa Farnell

Teresa Farnell

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Teresa Farnell: My first real job dollars were in New York City, I went into publishing out of college. It was almost literally a first dollar – the pay was around $16,000/year....

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