GBCA has partnered with to share the stories of the Philadelphia region’s union commercial construction industry.

In this latest article, we’re proud to spotlight some of the women poised to take on leadership roles in the industry, in part by leading their family businesses:


Forget the old stereotype that the world of construction is just for men. As up-and-coming construction leaders throughout Greater Philadelphia highlight, the industry is doing an about-face – and the future is female. Not only are construction firms focused on recruiting women at all levels, females are also assuming more leadership roles, and the number of women-owned construction firms has nearly doubled since 2007.

In addition to the entrepreneurs shattering the so-called concrete ceiling, several young women in the region are taking the reins as they help lead their family-owned construction companies – some of the top firms in the area – and drive forward the industry at large. While building runs in their blood, these members of the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) offer a fresh perspective on the changing face of construction.