Professional Women in Building  HBA Upper Peninsula

Professional Women in Building

NAHB Professional Women in Building is the premier professional organization that provides strategies and solutions for professional women in the building industry. PWB provides women in the building industry with the professional advantage necessary to succeed and excel and gives women who are members of our council many opportunities for leadership at the regional and national levels. It provides networking and educational opportunities, legislative awareness and outreach, and professional and personal development. PWB is not gender specific and men are welcome to join as well. “WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US”

Member Application


2018 PWB Scholarship Award

The Professional Women in Building Council is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 School Year. Please print out the following application, following the instructions to apply. This scholarship is open to current high school students AND college students. 

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipient Melanie with PWB Members Karen Carroll and Geri Nelson

2017 Scholarship Recipient Melanie with PWB Members Karen Carroll and Geri Nelson


Officers

President

Geri Nelson, DTE Energy

Vice President

Karen Carroll, United Rentals

Secretary

Krissy Main, The Window Store

Treasurer

Tonia Lintula, Trudell Plumbing and Heating

Members

  • Geri Nelson  – DTE Energy
  • Jackie Martin – The Barrier Free Store
  • Heidi Blanck - NMU
  • Erin Swadley - Swadley Development
  • Laura Swadley - Swadley Development
  • Carol Quandt – 41 Lumber
  • Karen Carroll – United Rentals
  • Krissy Main – The Window Store
  • Tonia Lintula -  Trudell Plumbing and Heating
  • Lori Witting - Witting Contracting
  • Jessica Snella - UP General Contracting
  • Mallory Jayne - MI Tech Student Member

Alexandria Johnson with PWB member Geri Nelson at the 2016 HBA General Membership Meeting

Alexandria Johnson with PWB member Geri Nelson at the 2016 HBA General Membership Meeting


2018 PWB Events & Meeting Dates

3/11/2018     PWB Playhouse Raffle

4/12/2018     Playhouse Raffle Wrap Up Meeting

April/May      PWB Membership Recruitment Campaign

5/10/2018    Select Scholarship Winner

5/18/2018   Women in Construction Event (Name, times TBD) The Landmark Inn, Marquette

5/23/2018    HBA General Membership Meeting - Marquette - PWB to Present Scholarships

8/2018         Stuff the Bus - Holiday Inn, Marquette. Date TBD

9/17/-9/21   NAHB PWB Week

PWB Playhouse Raffle

The PWB Ladies decided to build an amazing playhouse to raise money for their 2018 scholarship fund. Thanks to the following businesses for donating their locations, supplies and time: The Window Store, Window Outfitters, Sunrise Builders, Mathews Flooring, Sherwin Williams, 41 Lumber, Oberstar

Silent Auction

The Professional Women in Building (PWB) raise money every year at the HBA Architects, Builders and Contractors Forum for their PWB Scholarship Fund. Thank you businesses and attendees for your donations and support each year! 

Stuff the Bus

In conjunction with the Holiday Inn, every year, the ladies from the Professional Women in Building Council collect school supplies for children in need.


The PWB was the HBA’s 2016 and 2018 charity pick for the UP Builders Show! Below left to right for the check presentation: HBA past Board Member Mike Hill, HBA Immediate Past President Josh Bal and PWB Secretary Erin Swadley.

The PWB was the HBA’s 2016 charity pick for the UP Builders Show!