NEWS

Interview with Maginox

Jackie d’Escoto, President at Maginox, sat down with Peggy Newquist and Michaelann Agoranos, both principals at Constructing Opportunity, to discuss the state of affairs in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) fields… Click Here to read more  

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Peggy is published in ‘NAWIC Today’

We are long-time members of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) and serve in chapter, regional and national leadership roles.  Peggy is the National Professional Development & Education (PD&E) Chairperson and recently contributed to the March/April issue of NAWIC Today Magazine, check out page 6.  Click Here to read the article.

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Michaelann Agoranos talks with Tastytrade

Principal Michaelann Agoranos was featured on the internet program Bootstrapping in America, the show about Entrepreneurs that appears on tastytrade.com, “the fastest growing Financial Network in the Galaxy”. Host’s Kristi Ross and Tony Battista talked with Michaelann about how Constructing Opportunity, LLC came to be, the focus of the company, how she came to be […]

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Breakfast Success: Women Who Said Yes to a Construction Career

October is National Careers in Construction Month and to kick off the celebration Constructing Opportunity, LLC held a breakfast event on October 3rd A panel of professional, accomplished women from the construction industry shared their personal stories of success with over 60 attendees from companies representing a cross section of the industry. The panel included: […]

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PU Construction Advisory Council Makes Gender Diversity its Business!

Peggy Newquist recently spoke on the importance of Gender Diversity in Construction  to the Industry Advisory Council of the Purdue University School of Construction Management Technology.  Her presentation stressed gender diversity as a business imperative citing both the research showing companies with more women in leadership perform better and the looming labor shortage faced by […]

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Networking for Success

In June, Constructing Opportunity partnered with Commercial Construction & Renovation Magazine to host a conference in Atlanta, GA.  The Women in Construction – Building Connections Conference was attended by over 80 women in the industry. It was a full day of professional development and networking meant to provide a venue for women in the Construction […]

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Peggy Featured in CCR Magazine

Constructing Opportunity Principal, Peggy Newquist, is featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Commercial Construction & Renovation Magazine.  Her article titled, #ME-TOO And the Construction Industry begins on page 160 of the magazine.  The article shares a personal story from Peggy’s career and sheds light on the fact that unfortunately sexual harassment still happens in […]

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Your Culture Speaks!

We recently spoke to a lunch-time audience at the Chicagoland AGC Spring Summit and Safety Awards.  Constructing Opportunity, LLC spoke on Company Culture and it’s importance in the construction industry as well as how it can affect your reputation as a company to do business with and an employer.  Check out the press release here.

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We were published!

Thank you to the Chicagoland AGC for publishing our article entitled Good Company Culture Attracts Women Employees in their News/Blog section of the Blueprint, on April 19, 2018.  Read the article here. If you would like more information about how Company Culture can affect your business, please contact us.      

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Recognized at Purdue University

Peggy Newquist, Principal, was recently recognized for serving as the co-chair of the Purdue University Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Industry Advisory Board. Peggy has been on the board since 2010 and served as the co-chair from 2015-2017. She was recognized at the annual PU CEM Banquet in West Lafayette, IN.  Peggy herself is an […]

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We were recently published!

Check out the articles we wrote for the first Women’s Editorial section in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Commercial Construction & Renovation Magazine.  Michaelann’s article discusses Company Culture and Peggy’s article discusses the importance of gender diversity in the construction industry and the viability of careers for women in the industry. Click the link below […]

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Wintrust Business Lunch Interview

Peggy Newquist discusses women in construction with Steve Bertrand on the WGN Wintrust Noon Business Hour. The segment starts at approximately the 10:30 mark at the link below. Learn more

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Camp NAWIC

ABC7 Chicago and the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Labor Management Committee teamed up for Built to Last, an informative series of half-hour specials exploring the skill, training and artistry of union carpenters and contractors. Michaelann and Peggy appear on Episode 9 of the series at the 9:50 mark. See below.

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