Women make an impact across Minnesota’s construction industry on job sites and behind the scenes. Finance & Commerce 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 Finance & Commerce publication.
The awards finalists are:
Diane Haugen – CEO, Certified Wood Products Inc.
Christy Lewis – Vice president, Suntide Commercial Realty
Kristine Lindeman – Director of construction, Best Buy Co. Inc
Gerry Stock – President and CEO, Central Roofing Co.
Krystal Vierkant – Owner, CEO, CFO, Rock On Trucks Inc., Rock On Cos.
Crystal Felch – Field engineer, Greiner Construction
Kelly Martin – Journeyman laborer, Mortenson Construction
Barb Pecks – Union business representative, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
Laurie Walters – Field laborer, RJM Construction
Outstanding Project Management/Estimating
Chris Dokken – Senior project manager, Kraus-Anderson
Stacy Glovka – Senior project manager, Greiner Construction
Sarah Paul – Senior virtual design and construction specialist, JE Dunn Construction
Tina Serafin – Division manager, Danny’s Construction Co. LLC
Amy Staudinger – Senior director, project management services, Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul
Companies to Watch
Debra Hilmerson – President and CEO, Hilmerson Safety
Elissa Merritt – President, Above the Rest Floors and More
Elizabeth Ennenga – CEO, Quad E Companies Inc.
Jamey Flannery – President, Flannery Construction
Meghan Huber – Vice president, Welsh Construction
Outstanding Service to the Profession
Elizabeth Campbell – Director, emerging business inclusion, Ryan Cos. US Inc.
Jocelyn Knoll – Partner; chair of construction & design practice group; co-chair of development & infrastructure industry group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Seaen Kosmides – CEO, OlympiaTech Electric
Barb Lau – Executive director, Association of Women Contractors
Yolanda McIntosh – Corporate EEO officer – human resources manager – MN division, Lunda Construction Co.
Mary Cave – Client executive, Cobb Strecker Dunphy Zimmermann
Kristine A. Kubes – Founder and CEO, Kubes Law Office