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BT Metals

BT Metals is the fastest growing steel distributor in Northern California. Formally known as Bay Tank and Boiler Works, Inc., BT Metals is a 60 year-old family business. The firm was founded by J. Chris Lovald in 1956 to meet the needs of the booming lumber and fishing industries. The business passed to Chris’s son-in-law Darrel Cunningham and grew with the lumber business until the end of the lumber and fishing industries in this Northern California area. When Lee Cunningham assumed the CEO position, the need to reinvent the company was apparent, and focus was shifted to selling all things metal. Over the last two years, the company has doubled in size, its tag line is YOUR DIVERSITY SOURCE since BT is certified as a WBE, SBE, and Hubzone.  BT Metals Inc is a General Contractor with a specialty in steel fabrication; however, the goal of the WBE is to be the largest female-owned metal distributor in the nation.


Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services, Inc.

Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services, Inc. (DBC) is a full-service General Contractor and Construction Management Consultant to institutional and educational facilities and public agencies and authorities throughout New York and the Tri-State Area. DBC’s Interiors Division specializes in renovations and new construction of classrooms, laboratories, cafeterias, auditoriums, gymnasiums, hospitals, correctional facilities and commercial office space. Our Civil Division specializes in playgrounds, parks, retaining walls, site drainage, block and brick work, and architectural and structural concrete. We also specialize in curb and sidewalk, spray-applied waterproofing, masonry restoration and roofing. DBC was established in 1994 by its owner, Deborah Bradley, and continues to be a 100% woman-owned and operated business enterprise.


Larson • King, LLP

Larson • King specializes in litigation. The firm provides senior level trial experience in complex insurance law, class action and mass torts, employment and all areas of commercial litigation. The attorneys have tried hundreds of cases to verdict, representing clients on a national scale. The firm’s reputation attracts extremely talented attorneys who are committed to providing top-notch service and results. Their flexible, un-layered culture allows attorneys to do their best work and provide exceptional client service.


MA Rebar Services, Inc.

MA Rebar Services, Inc. is a union, specialty subcontracting firm which was founded in 1981 to install concrete reinforcement for companies that pour concrete. Their primary work area is northern Illinois. The firm has participated on many notable projects in the area: Millennium Park, the Dan Ryan Expansion, Museum of Science and Industry underground parking garage, MWRD Stickney and Calumet Waste Water Treatment Plants, Chicago’s Riverwalk and the High Speed Rail, to name just a few.


Mark One Electric Company, Inc.

Mark One Electric Co., Inc., founded in 1974, provides a wide array of electrical construction services: design/build, pre-construction, underground, data/comm and specialty systems.  Starting with small commercial accounts and industrial clients, the company has grown to be one of the region's top electrical contractors.

With over 250 employees, it's one of the region's top electrical contractors, participating in several of Kansas City’s high profile projects.

Mark One is committed to being the best in the electrical industry, striving to do things the only way they know how, the right way. 


Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents a growing force of men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades – Industrial & Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Glazing & Glass Work, Sign & Display and Floor Covering Installation, as well as many more successful careers in the construction industry and public sector.



Gilbane, Inc

Gilbane, Inc., headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held, family-owned construction and real estate development firms in the industry. Founded in 1873, Gilbane has active participation from the fourth, fifth and sixth generations. Concentrating in select markets throughout North America, as well as internationally, Gilbane operates through more than 50 offices worldwide, as an industry leader in construction and real estate development.



HAKS is a full service consulting firm that works to improve the communities in which they live and work, while at the same time enhancing social, economic and environmental conditions. HAKS has partnered with an ever-expanding client base to serve public agencies and authorities as well as private entities. Their award-winning portfolio encompasses transportation, buildings and facilities, and parks and recreation. Their work in energy and environmental projects, including water and wastewater facilities; environmental remediation and green infrastructure; energy and utilities is also well recognized and important part of their portfolio. Headquartered in the heart of New York City’s Financial District, HAKS now maintains 15 branch offices—14 along the Eastern seaboard and one in Houston, TX—as well as international offices in India and Bahrain.


LDA Compliance Consulting, Inc.

LDA Compliance Consulting Inc. is a full-service legal and regulatory risk management compliance advisory firm specializing in solution-oriented, preventative corporate ethics and compliance program design, assessment, auditing, monitoring, investigations, education and training. Founder and President Lorraine D'Angelo is a former C-Suite executive with proven success in leading regulatory compliance and risk management and is experienced in the function, design and implementation of “best practice” integrity programs.


Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

The attorneys of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP have provided a broad spectrum of legal services on contractual, environmental and other matters to construction clients and other government contractors. Their collective efforts are focused on providing timely, common sense solutions to the legal and business problems that confront members of the specific industries we have served for five decades.


Skanska USA

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial.  Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, the firm has more than 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2015, Skanska’s work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.1 billion in revenue.


Turner Construction

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse and numerous market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.

With a staff of 5,200 employees who work on more than 1,500 projects each year, Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.


Wealth Preservation Solutions, LLC

Wealth Preservation Solutions specializes in providing Estate and Asset Protection Planning, Investment Planning, Business Succession Planning, Retirement Planning, Benefit Planning and Insurance Planning for business owners and families, professionals and wealthy individuals. Wealth Preservation Solutions for Women is a specialty division that focuses on aiding women who are or have become the major, financial decision makers in the family.



National Association of Women in Construction

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.


Professional Women in Construction

Professional Women in Construction (PWC) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing professional, entrepreneurial and managerial opportunities for women and other "non-traditional" populations in construction and related industries. With six chapters and over 1,000 members, PWC serves a constituency of close to 15,000, representing a broad spectrum of the industry. As its mission, PWC encourages and advances the goals and interests of woman and minority-owned businesses.


Women Builders Council

Women Builders Council (WBC) is the leading association representing women in the construction industry on several important fronts: legislative advocacy, new business development and professional development, with a special focus on leadership. WBC provides a dynamic forum that advances industry knowledge, addresses the barriers that prevent women from growing and facilitates solutions for policy makers and industry leaders.

WBC was founded by several women business owners who recognized the challenges of doing business in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Established in 2004, it has grown to be one of the leading voices for women business owners and women professionals in construction. Its Board includes many of the leading women in construction.

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