For the last five years, we have dedicated an issue of R&R to celebrating Women in Restoration. This year, we are thrilled to celebrate BELFOR’s technical trainer, Cara Driscoll. You can read more about her journey in the restoration industry here.
In the world of construction, it’s no secret the ladies are outnumbered, but data suggests the tide might be turning, and the restoration industry is included. According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 10% of the construction industry workforce was female.
Since its inception in 2016, nearly 200 women have been nominated for R&R’s Women in Restoration award. Each year the field seems to become broader and more competitive, with nominations becoming more in-depth and elaborate! This year’s nominees included owners, VPs, project managers, technicians, operations managers, marketing and sales, and more.
This issue marks the fourth anniversary of R&R’s Women in Restoration award, again supported so strongly by Violand Management Associates. Each year we award one deserving restoration diva the top honor out of dozens of nominees. In 2019, nearly 40 women were nominated for the award—and each have at least 10 years of experience in the industry.
Following our callings is not just a gift; it’s an honor. There are few other industries on earth more committed to others than those who call themselves restorers. Take a moment and think about your “why” – why are you in business? Why did you choose this profession?