About us

The Salem Chapter is a diverse group of professional women in the construction industry who help keep each other informed, connected, and involved. Our members include business owners, office managers, subcontractors, tradeswomen, administrators, sales reps, lawyers, surveyors, insurance and bonding agents, and project managers. We support each other and the community we live in, and work hard to arrange for quality speakers and interesting tours and events for our monthly meetings.

  • Core Purpose

“To enhance the personal and professional success of women in the construction industry.”

  • Core Values

“Believe in ourselves as women.

Persevere with the strength of our convictions.

Dare to move into new horizons.”

  • Core Objectives

“To unite, for their mutual benefit, women who are involved in the various phases of the construction industry.

To encourage cooperation, fellowship, and a betterment of the construction industry.

To promote education and contribute to the betterment of the construction industry.

To encourage women to pursue and establish their careers in the construction industry

To provide members an awareness of the legislative process and legislation as it relates to the construction industry.”

  • Officers, Directors, and Members 2017-2018

President:  Dawn Killough, Rich Duncan Construction

Vice-President: Robin Guzman, AG Sadowski Company

Secretary: Julie Davis, Andy Medcalf Construction

Treasurer: Sarah DeBrito, Withers Lumber

Corresponding Secretary: Chick Sadowski, AG Sadowski Company

Board of Directors:

Araceli Carlos, Dalke Construction

Kalene Martinez, B & K Masonry

Elisabeth Shinn, Aldrich CPAs + Advisors

Linda Jaeger, Cravinho & Jaeger Financial Services


Rebecka Martinez, B & K Masonry

Juli Foscoli, South Town Glass

Susan Wood, Salem Heating & Sheet Metal

Cathy Gruenhagen, Department of Justice

Kay Evans, Salem Contractors Exchange

Kim Thatcher, KT Contracting

Heather Wilson, Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley

Tammy Niederhaus, Pfeifer Roofing

Michelle Cattanach, LCG Pence Construction