National Women’s History month and Women in Construction Week offer a great opportunity to shed light on the significant contribution of women in the construction industry. Hence, Ahrens Companies, a leading commercial and industrial construction company in Lake Park, Florida, celebrated women’s contribution to the industry by partnering with the local chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).
The organizations proceeded to put together an exciting job site tour of Lake Park Innovation Center, one of Ahrens ongoing projects, to showcase women’s influence in business and development in the community through commercial construction ventures. The event was fun and informative, packed with information about the Lake Park Innovation Center and cutting-edge insights into the construction industry.
Lake Park Innovation Center (LPIC) is one of many groundbreaking commercial building projects encapsulating the progressive spirit of the Town of Lake Park and its community. Fueled by a great team at Parkland Development, it is a state-of-the-art facility located in Lake Park’s business district and a much-needed business accelerator project. This multi-use building focuses on bringing affordable units for lease to small businesses, creatives, and start-ups who need office and warehousing space. The project features units ranging from 585 – 720 sq ft for the lease term of 1 year, starting at $1,500 / mo, designed to offer flexibility to early-stage companies seeking affordable commercial space to jump-start their businesses.
The site tour was an opportunity to showcase the features available at LPIC. The units offer such features as glass entry doors with sidelights, 16′ ceiling heights, and 8×8′ garage doors. Some select units feature rough kitchen plumbing, but all units have separate metered electricity, and customizable options, making it an attractive opportunity for businesses seeking affordability, flexibility, and functionality.
This job site tour invited attendees to gain deep insights into the property, learn more about the construction of LPIC and the construction industry’s contribution to the community. On top of that, it celebrated women’s role in the industry and showcased what can be achieved by the collaboration of businesses and community leaders.
During the site tour, attendees interacted with successful women in the construction industry in various ways. These professionals shared their experiences, tips, tricks and life lessons they gathered over their years in the industry. The ladies were able to network with women industry leaders, construction company owners, project managers, architects, designers, engineers, safety coordinators, electricians, and other construction professionals. Together, they formed a formidable community of women in construction working towards a common goal of expanding the industry.
In conclusion, Ahrens Companies and NAWIC’s partnership and solidarity are a fine example of fostering an all-inclusive environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to showcase their potential. They both celebrate and foster diversity by highlighting women’s crucial role in the construction industry’s growth and their contribution to the community. The job site tour of the LPIC was an informative and pragmatic event, unveiling a new era in the industry’s evolution. Ahrens Companies and NAWIC continue to inspire and propel other organizations to achieve gender parity and encourage diversity in the construction industry.
At Ahrens Companies, we are design/build industry leaders specializing in pre-engineered building systems. Our knowledgeable and experienced design professionals are able to provide value engineering solutions that meet our clients’ expectations, while minimizing cost and maintaining a high quality of design standards. We have developed lasting relationships with our clients through collaborative solutions. Not only do we deliver successful projects within budget and on time; we ensure that communication throughout the entire construction process is clear, effective and respectful. With Ahrens Companies, you can rest assured knowing you will receive the best design/build services available. Contact us today for your next commercial building project needs.