Brenda Vander Ploeg

Brenda Vander Ploeg

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Brenda Vander Ploeg: At a young age, my father would take me to his office on Saturday mornings for miscellaneous chores. I still remember him taking the cash out of his wallet to pay me and thinking,...
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 construction industry?...
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 sidewalk and steps....
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 around remodeling and...
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 neighborhood...