WCOE News

Now Casting: General Contractors, Skilled Laborers, and Handymen to host a new television show

From the produces of Master Chef & Bar Rescue
Now Casting: General Contractors, Skilled Laborers, and Handymen to host a new television show.

Are you experienced in the world of construction?
Do you know everything from electrical and plumbing to design and building?
Do you know how to get your point across?
Are you ready to confront sloppy workers?

Leading women's real estate and construction trade groups announce M.O.U.

Irvine, CA – Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – Today the National Association of Women REO Brokerages (NAWRB) and Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE) announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU). NAWRB and WCOE are leading national trade associations representing women and the businesses they own, operate, and manage in the real estate and construction industries.

ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association Joins ConsensusDocs Coalition To Improve Construction Industry Increases 80+% in Five Years

Washington, D.C. – ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association (ASFE) has become the 38th member of ConsensusDocs, a unique coalition that produces best practice contracts for the design and construction industry.

Gender-Bending Small Businesses That Break Stereotypes

Penny Pompei was left seething last year when on a trip to Capitol Hill, she bumped into a male senator. Pompei introduced herself as the executive director of Women Construction Owners & Executives, a trade group that represents women in the construction industry, and attempted to start a conversation when the senator cut her off abruptly.

“He looked at me strangely and said, ‘Wow, women own construction companies? Who knew!’” she remembers. “I was immediately frustrated. I mean, c’mon, it’s 2012.”

Karen Barbour featured in Forbes article

Karen Barbour, president of The Barbour Group co-chairs state committees, testifies in Congress, and serves on her local economic development committee. Her business is providing surety bonds to contractors and much of it involves government contracts.

“My industry needs to change,” Barbour says. “Small businesses need to wake up. She has advocated for change in everything from the way small business credit scores are dinged when they seek bonding from multiple companies to making government agencies unbundle contracts so small bidders have a better chance.

Building Reputation Builds Business for 2 Successful Women

Karen Barbour, president of The Barbour Group co-chairs state committees, testifies in Congress, and serves on her local economic development committee. Her business is providing surety bonds to contractors and much of it involves government contracts.

» Read more at Forbes.com

Karen Barbour is awarded the 2010 Maryland Muscular Dystrophy Association Community Service Award

Construction Coalition for a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s this – there is no place for drugs and alcohol on a construction site.

It was that simple phrase that led to the creation of the “Construction Coalition for a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace”—a group of construction industry organizations that joined together in order to eliminate the fatalities and injuries caused by substance abuse on construction jobsites.

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