Mitzi K. Wins Tradeswoman of the Year from NAWIC!

Mitzi K. wins Tradeswoman of the Year from NAWIC! - Lee Company

Mitzi K., one of our sheet metal helpers in our construction group, was recently honored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Nashville chapter. To kick off Women in Construction week, NAWIC hosted a breakfast and awarded Mitzi with Tradeswoman of the Year!

“I’m very honored to receive this award. I’ve had a lot of support from all my coworkers throughout the years, and I’m truly grateful that Lee Company gave me the opportunity to become part of the trade. To everyone I’ve met along the way, thank you for believing in me and helping me achieve this goal!”

  • Mitzi K.

Our local NAWIC chapter’s mission is to:

  • UNITE for their mutual benefit, women who have been actively employed in various phases of the construction industry
  • ADVOCATE cooperation, fellowship, and better understanding among the members of the association
  • PROMOTE education and contribute to the betterment of the construction industry
  • ENCOURAGE women to pursue and establish their careers in the construction industry
  • PROVIDE members an awareness of the legislative process, and legislation as it relates to the construction industry

We at Lee Company, are active members of our local chapter of NAWIC. We’re honored to have women in our construction group, proudly serving our communities day in and day out.

What makes a Tradeswoman of the Year award winner unique? Passion for her work. A constant drive for excellence. Longevity and faithfulness in her career. 

To be a Tradeswoman of the Year, NAWIC looks for these qualities: 

  • A woman, working in a skilled trade in Middle Tennessee/Greater Nashville area
  • A journeyman, mechanic, foreman, superintendent, or similar role
  • Someone who has worked in trade for more than 5 years
  • Someone who is skilled at trade, has exceptional work/craftsmanship, and takes pride in quality of work
  • Someone with a strong work ethic
  • Someone who has leadership qualities
  • Someone who is a good role model, team player, and has a positive attitude

“Mitzi is one of our expert tradespeople that managers from all five of our markets call on for assistance in tough situations. She is predominantly sheet metal, but also performs plumbing and just got her Medical Gas certification. She embraces our technology adoptions such as being a front-line user of Autodesk Build. She takes pride in her craft and customers take notice of her quality and personality. Customers continually ask for her to come back to their next job. We are so glad she’s on our team!”

  • Justin Braden, Vice President of Construction

This award celebrates women who play a vital role in the construction industry and recognizes their valuable contributions, their adaptability to ever-changing environments, and their willingness to mentor others. Congratulations Mitzi on this well-deserved recognition. The work you do is making a difference at Lee Company and beyond.

What do you want to build? Join our award-winning team today to build what you dream and to create great places for the communities we call home. Apply now.