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

Lease Crutcher Lewis

LMC Construction

MacDonald Miller Facility Solutions

Marsh USA


Moss Adams LLP

Northwest Executive Resources LLC

Northwest Utility Contractor's Association

Paul Brothers, Inc.


Port of Portland

Porter W. Yett Co.

Precision Paving Plus

Professional Minority Group, Inc

Propel Insurance

Rental Housing Maintenance Services

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt


Swinerton Builders

Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP


Turner Construction

United Rentals

Walsh Construction

Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc

Andersen Construction Company

Ball Janik LLP

Berkley North Pacific

Bloom Consulting

CBRE Heery

Christenson Electric



Convergint Technologies

Coulter Construction, Inc.

Fraser Law

GeoDesign, Inc

Gillaspy Rhode

Goodfellow Bros., Inc.


Harry's Locksmith

Heinz Mechanical Industries, Inc.

Hermanson Company

Hoffman Corp

Hydrotemp Mechanical

JE Dunn Construction

Jensen Hughes

Jones & Roth CPA

LaPorte & Associates