At Continental Contractors, we are celebrating Women in Construction Week by highlighting our own specialty: hospitality construction. Those of us fortunate enough to live in this arena know that we are surrounded by some of the hardest working, energetic, collaborative people every single day. Whether we are coordinating schedules with hotel property management, learning about the owner’s vision for a luxury guestroom, or problem solving on a lobby renovation with subcontractors, we are all ultimately pushing toward the same goal: a successful transformation that will bring the hotel guest a peaceful night’s sleep in a beautifully designed room while away from home.
Every year in March, our industry celebrates Women in Construction. This year, in spite of all the distractions and worries we are facing as an industry and a nation, we want to make sure that we are not losing sight of the amazing progress these women make. We will continue to not only celebrate their contributions but also to raise awareness of the opportunities often overlooked by young women searching for a career. With a nationwide shortage of trade contractors and the many opportunities for growth available, construction may be an excellent choice for smart, hardworking women who want to pursue what was, until recently, considered an uncommon path.