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Professional Women in Building Week 2018: Tradeswomen

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in:
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Luellen Smith, Rhino Wine Cellars & Cooling Systems, Professional Women in Building Chair, MBAKS
By Luellen Smith, Rhino Wine Cellars & Cooling Systems, PWB Chair, MBAKS

Are women interested in careers in residential construction? Oh yes, we are! Construction offers competitive salaries, benefits, and more. Our MBAKS Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is comprised of tradeswomen, builders, and associate members who advocate in support of women in trades. Today, we are highlighting a few of our tradeswomen members.

Terri Kartak is director of leadership development and community engagement for AAA Kartak Glass & Closet. Her award-winning company has expertly served customers in Western Washington for over 60 years. Terri is also the immediate past chair of our PWB Council.

Kimberley Martin is the owner of Cyneburg Scapes. The company creates woodscapes to attain the homeowner’s vision and allow them to enjoy the outdoors at home. Kimberley is actively involved on our PWB Executive Council.

I, Luellen Smith, own Rhino Wine Cellars & Cooling Systems with my husband. Our company designs and installs custom wine cellars and cooling systems for clients around the world. We strive to be the market leader in custom wine cellar design and enjoy turning our clients' wine cellar dreams into a reality. I am honored to be the PWB Council chair this year.

Please join with us in celebrating all PWB tradeswomen this week! We encourage you to share your story with us.


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