The National Association of Women in Construction was established in 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. NAWIC originally began as women in construction of Fort Worth. It was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network that was strongly supported by their bosses and male counterparts. It was so successful that it gained national status a mere two years later.
Currently NAWIC has a membership of approximately 6,000 with close to 200 chapters in almost every U.S. State and in Canada with International affiliation agreements with NAWIC-Australia, NAWIC-New Zealand, and most recently with South African Women in Construction (SAWiC). Since its national charter in 1955, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from the skilled trades to business ownership.
Meet the current Portland Chapter #54 Board of Directors
Portland Chapter Member Companies
Northwest Executive Resources LLC
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc
Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc.
Parsons, Farnell & Grein
Paul Brothers, Inc.
Performance Contracting, Inc.
Phoenix Excavating Inc
Port of Portland
Porter W. Yett Co.
Portland Commercial Construction
Precision Fiber, Inc.
Precision Paving Plus
Professional Minority Group, Inc
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
Turner Construction Company
Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc
Andersen Construction Company
Ball Janik LLP
Berkley North Pacific
Coulter Construction, Inc.
Gilaspy & Rhode, PLLC
Goodfellow Bros., Inc.
Harry's Entrance Solutions, Inc.
Heinz Mechanical Industries, Inc.
Hoffman Construction Company of Oregon
JE Dunn Construction
Jones & Roth CPAs
Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company
LaPorte & Associates
Lease Crutcher Lewis