March 7-13, 2021 is Women in Construction Week. We are recognizing some of the women who own and operate construction businesses in the Philadelphia region’s construction industry. These women and their companies are changing the Philadelphia region, both its physical and cultural landscapes.

This week, we’re spotlighting Amanda Martin, Co-Owner of Manna Supply, Inc.

 

How and why did you pursue a career in construction?

I grew up in the electrical industry and I’ve always had an interest in architecture. When my sister and I learned how few women there were in the industry, we put our heads together to see how we could get involved!

What do you love about running your construction business?

I love that the industry is always expanding, especially in the Philadelphia market. There are endless opportunities for us to bid local jobs, so the sky is the limit for our potential!

What is one of your favorite past or current projects, and why?

We are currently supplying the lighting for a high-rise apartment/condo complex in Rittenhouse Square. There are a ton of different fixtures and manufacturers on this project so it is quite intricate, but it has really helped me develop and hone my project management process specifically for lighting.

 

Click below to see a full list of GBCA members that are certified Women-Owned Business Enterprises:

GBCA WBE MEMBERS

 

About Women in Construction Week

WIC Week was founded by The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) which includes over 115 chapters across the country. NAWIC offers its members education, support, and networking to help advance their careers in construction, build their technical skills, and become leaders.