Women make an impact across Minnesota’s construction industry on job sites and behind the scenes. Finance & Commerce, a sister publication of Minnesota Lawyer, is recognizing these construction leaders at the inaugural Top Women in Construction awards.
“We report on the construction industry every day,” said Finance & Commerce Publisher Bill Gaier. “It’s a very male-centric industry, but we started hearing stories of how women are impacting the industry and felt the time was right to recognize that contribution. These awards will be a celebration of women in construction.”
Women will be recognized in six categories for their innovative approaches to industry development, community involvement and business integrity.
Finalists have been named in the categories of industry leadership, outstanding tradesperson/craftswoman, outstanding project management/estimating, companies to watch, outstanding service to the profession, and professional services. Category winners and an overall Top Woman in Construction will be announced at an evening event on March 25 and featured in a special publication.
The awards finalists are:
CEO, Certified Wood Products Inc.
Vice president, Suntide Commercial Realty
Director of construction, Best Buy Co. Inc
President and CEO, Central Roofing Co.
Owner, CEO, CFO, Rock On Trucks Inc., Rock On Cos.
Field engineer, Greiner Construction
Journeyman laborer, Mortenson Construction
Union business representative, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
Field laborer, RJM Construction
Outstanding Project Management/Estimating
Senior project manager, Kraus-Anderson
Senior project manager, Greiner Construction
Senior virtual design and construction specialist, JE Dunn Construction
Division manager, Danny’s Construction Co. LLC
Senior director, project management services, Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul
Companies to Watch
President and CEO, Hilmerson Safety
President, ATR Commercial Flooring
CEO, Quad E Companies Inc.
President, Flannery Construction
Vice president, Welsh Construction
Outstanding Service to the Profession
Director, emerging business inclusion, Ryan Cos. US Inc.
Partner; chair of construction & design practice group; co-chair of development & infrastructure industry group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
CEO, OlympiaTech Electric
Executive director, Association of Women Contractors
Corporate EEO officer, Lunda Construction Co.
Client executive, CSDZ
Kristine A. Kubes
Founder and CEO, Kubes Law Office
Attorney/shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine
Vice president, managing principal, Leo A. Daly
Manager, Concrete Materials Laboratory, American Engineering Testing Inc.