This week we celebrate Women in Construction Week (WIC) and the many women who work in and make important contributions to our industry every day! We are pleased to share the stories from many of the women who work and live in NH and VT. The project was created in partnership with I Build NH and NAWIC Granite State Chapter.   Cindy Cassavaugh

Why construction?
To be part of a bigger picture.

What is your education/training background?
20 years Human Resource Payroll/Accounting Experience and OSHA30 certified

How did you find yourself working in the construction industry?
I was looking to work for a company that was about teamwork – what better than Construction!

What do you enjoy most about your career?
Participating in the building process is like watching the future unfold with every completed project.

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
If I can only pick one it would have to be Riverbend Mills. It was built in 1895 and is a huge old brick mill building abandoned for generations. I enjoyed watching it come back to usable space again instead of just being torn down.

What advice do you have for women who want to work in the construction industry?
Being confident does not mean you can not ask for help when you need it.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am truly grateful to have become a part of Team BPS.


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

I Build New Hampshire
I Build NH represents the construction sector of the state through the Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI). I Build NH represents companies involved in heavy construction like municipal water treatment systems and road building, electric and telecommunication infrastructure, civil engineering, heating/ventilation/air conditioning businesses and more.

National Association of Women in Construction
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has over 115 chapters throughout the United States, including the NAWIC Granite State Chapter. NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more. NAWIC advocates for the value and impact of women builders, professionals and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.