When Tara Kramer, owner of Ri Ky Roofing in Portland, entered the construction industry 25 years ago, it wasn’t like it is today.
“It was male-dominated, most definitely,” she said. “In fact, the company that I joined had 40 offices nationwide and they didn’t have any saleswomen.”
A lot has changed. Today, women-owned businesses make up an increasingly significant percentage of the nation’s contractors. But the industry still has a long way to go.