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...
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 construction industry?...
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. Frank Champagne when...