Spotlights

2018 Women in Construction: Jacqueline Falla, Elaine Construction Company, Inc.

Advice/Keys to Success: Love what you do or change it. Stay curious. Get involved/be engaged. Continue to learn and grow. Advocate for yourself and others. The A/E/C Industry is a wonderful one, and can provide a stable work environment and living...

2018 Women in Construction: Molly Pidgeon, Pidgeon & Co.

Why the A/E/C Industry? The A/E/C industry has endless avenues for career growth and longevity. It’s an exciting and challenging industry and New England, Boston in particular, is a great host of so many different areas of real estate needs...

2018 Women in Construction: Margarita Kvacheva, LBC Boston

Name: Margarita Kvacheva Position: Senior Vice President of Development Company: LBC Boston Years in the A/E/C Industry: 6  ...

2018 Women in Construction: Kara Ruggeri, E.M. Duggan, Inc.

Why the A/E/C Industry? I chose to go into plumbing because at a young age I knew that I wanted to work in a trade with my hands and be outside, I didn’t want a desk job. I attended a trade school where I went through many fields and found plumbing the most challenging and knew it was for me.

2018 Women in Construction: Jennifer Heikkinen, DPR Construction

Why the A/E/C Industry? My father was an electrician so I grew up visiting job sites. I enjoyed seeing a building come together. I would look at the framing and try to figure out what room we were in – where the closets, fixtures, and counters would end up.

2018 Women in Construction: Lorien Barlow, Documentary Film Director of “Hard Hatted Woman”

What does your firm do and any plans for the future? Since 2014 I have been producing a theatrical-length documentary film, “Hard Hatted Woman.” We are currently in the editing stage. It will be the first feature documentary about women who work in construction trades.

2018 Women in Construction: Katharine Kohm, Pierce Atwood LLP

Why the A/E/C Industry? For me, my career in the A/E/C industry started in civil engineering and later moved into the practice of construction law. Wearing either hat, A/E/C requires problem solving and values working together as a team to brainstorm a solution.

2018 Women in Construction: Carli Cabana, Siena Construction Corp.

Why the A/E/C Industry? I started off in architecture, graduating with a bachelors of science in Architecture. While I loved designing, I realized I liked being able to make a design come to life much more!

New England Regional Council of Carpenters - “Sisters in the Brotherhood”

    The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) launched a women’s committe...

2018 Women in Construction: Mary Jane O’Brien

Why did you choose the Construction Industry? In 1981 I was 30, had a husband & two small children. I was into my 10th year at Avis at Logan Airport. My husband was a Union Laborer. I wanted a career not just a job. I interviewed with the business manager at Local 67...