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.

Chapter Officers

Meet the current Portland Chapter #54 Board of Directors

Portland Chapter Member Companies


Marsh USA


Moss Adams

Northwest Executive Resources LLC

Northwest Utility Contractors Association

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 Construction Company

Precision Fiber, Inc.

Precision Paving Plus

Professional Minority Group, Inc

Propel Insurance

Relay Resources

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt


Swinerton Builders

Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP


Trimble Construction

Turner Construction Company

United Rentals

Walsh Construction

ACME Scenic and Display

Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc

Andersen Construction Company


Ball Janik LLP

Berkley North Pacific

Bloom Consulting

Bremik Construction

CBRE Heery


CNA Surety

Cochran Inc

Convergint Technologies

Coulter Construction, Inc.

Fortis Construction

Fraser Law

GeoDesign, Inc

Gilaspy & Rhode, PLLC

Goodfellow Bros., Inc.

Harry's Entrance Solutions, Inc.

Heinz Mechanical Industries, Inc.

Hermanson Company

Hoffman Construction Company of Oregon

HydroTemp Mechanical

JE Dunn Construction

Jensen Hughes

Jones & Roth CPAs

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company

Klosh Group

LaPorte & Associates

Lease Crutcher Lewis

LMC Construction