Women play major roles in the building industry. So today, in honor of Women’s History Month, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) celebrates and highlights women in construction who have made a big difference.
Jeanine Jones, VP Business Development, 2-10 HBW
Jeanine Jones joined 2-10 HBW in 2016 as a Regional Vice President of Sales. Since then, she has been a guiding force in educating builders on the importance of structural warranties.
In 2019, Jeanine became 2-10 HBW’s Vice President of Business Development, thanks to her effective strategies and performance in growing the company. In fact, the past several years have included incredible achievements, thanks in no small part to Jeanine’s efforts.
But Jeanine doesn’t stop there. She goes the extra mile in supporting her peers and currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Professional Women in Building group through the Dallas Builders Association.
She encourages all builders to join her in supporting women in building.
April Whitaker, Division President, Taylor Morrison Austin
Austin, Texas is one of the hottest markets in the United States. Taylor Morrison builds many homes in this market. And under the guidance of April Whitaker—Division President, Taylor Morrison Austin—they’ve dedicated themselves to philanthropy, particularly in helping the homeless.
Additionally, Ms. Whitaker is the President of HomeAid Austin, whose mission is to build a future without homelessness. Her leadership has allowed HomeAid to contribute to the fight against homelessness.
HomeAid not only builds homes for the homeless but also engages with the community year-round to meet the needs of families and people experiencing homelessness.
McCalle Fryar, Excellence under 45 Award winner, 2-10 HBW
McCalle Fryar is a shining example of how women in construction create exceptional success.
Anyone who’s worked with McCalle can testify to her exceptional sales skills. But like all of 2-10 HBW’s exemplary employees, McCalle goes beyond just doing her job.
Her work with HomeAid and BuildAid in Texas has had immense effects on those less fortunate. Through HomeAid and BuildAid, McCalle has raised over $500,000 to help the homeless—especially women and children—find comfort and care in their time of greatest need.
Her focus and commitment to helping less fortunate women and children in need is heroic. In fact, her work won her the Excellence under 45 Award from the Texas Association of Builders in 2021.
McCalle’s work shows that women not only belong but are essential in the construction industry.
Encouraging women in construction
Encouraging women in construction is important for several reasons. Most obvious is it’s the right thing to do. Additionally, companies with more than 30% women executives tend to perform better than companies with smaller shares. But currently, women comprise only 11% of the construction workforce.
Women are essential to the continued success of the home-building industry. Building companies are committing more to education and mentorship for women in construction, which is a wonderful start.
Further supporting women by helping them attend trade schools to pursue their dreams will be crucial to continued success, as well as addressing the currently labor shortages we face.
“Building the American Dream is for everyone,” says McCalle Fryar, and we agree. 2-10 HBW celebrates the exceptional work of women in construction and will continue to support them as we work toward improving the quality of housing and the experience of home ownership.
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