Constructing Opportunity is the  premier provider of leadership skills training to the A/E/C industries. Our Principals bring their unique combination of technical expertise in construction and experience in leading training functions to the clients. They have facilitated classes for all levels of leadership, including field foreman through project executives. They are focused on ensuring the next generation of industry leaders have the necessary skills they need to transition from doers to leaders.


  • Customized leadership development programs for all levels; including programs specifically for women
  • Targeted skill-building workshops
  • Development of company specific Women’s Resource Networks
  • Company specific mentoring programs
  • Gender awareness and inclusion consulting
  • Career path and Individual Development Plan consulting


The construction industry is facing a shortage of skilled professionals and research by FMI shows that “organizations with the highest employee retention have committed to a rich employee development culture.” Reports also show construction professionals rate access to training as a highly valued benefit. We believe those companies that support the ongoing professional development of their workforce will win the war for talent.


We know the A/E/C industry, our technical backgrounds provide the foundation of our knowledge and our combined 30+ years of people development experience bring results. We believe that helping the next generation of leaders is the best way to thank those who helped us achieve our success.

We also believe as Henry Ford once said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training your employees and having them stay.”

We can provide on demand, customized leadership development and training for all levels of staff. Contact us now to see what Constructing Opportunity can bring to your organization.


Bartkowski Life Safety Corporation
Power Construction
Southwest Painting & Decorating Inc
Engineering Resource Associates Inc
NAWIC Chicago Metro #325
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Sevan Multi-Site Solutions
The Edge Construction Co
Battaglia Industries Inc
Clarion Construction Inc
Chicagoland AGC
McDonald’s USA
Soukup Plumbing Inc
True North Consultants
The Sterling Group
City of Champaign



“I have had a difficult time conveying to my leaders how to become better leaders. You two do a better job at breaking down the why’s & the how’s of good leadership. Of course, you are teaching me as well. I would like to continue this program with new topics & brush up on already discussed topics. I see some skills starting to grab hold & I believe it’s from what’s absorbed in the sessions then brought to real world.”

Steve Rice, Owner, Southwest Painting

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Peggy for many years and have always appreciated her passion for talent development and in particular her support of women in the industry.”

Keith Hosto, Owner, CMG Inc.

“I would highly recommend Peggy and Michaelann for their ability to execute leadership development programs. During the time we have worked together both of them have been instrumental in designing and leading leadership development programs for real estate and construction team members.  I am impressed by their passion for developing others, their active engagement with stakeholders and their flexibility in adapting programs to meet the evolving needs of the organization.

I would not hesitate to utilize their services if you are looking to strengthen and diversify your leadership bench.”

John R. Wendel – Senior Director of Development Pacific Group, McDonald’s USA