Women in Construction

Administration Tools

Our plan room’s administration tools offer multiple ways to manage your Builders Exchange of Michigan account; from viewing usage to updating information.

New Schoolcraft Elementary

June’s Top Project highlights a new Schoolcraft Elementary School facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This new construction project bid in late June.

Audit Your Company

Audit your company to remove biases and increase your bottom line, bring in new opportunities, and improve partnerships in the construction industry.

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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