By Rural Builder Staff

Boak & Sons, Inc. is a residential and commercial exterior contracting company based in Youngstown, Ohio, specializing in roofing, gutters, sheet metal, siding and insulation. The company covers projects from Cleveland, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and many places in between. Founder and President of Boak & Sons, Inc., Sam Boak, wanted to recognize the women of the company on National Women’s Day.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up less than 10% of the construction labor industry. Times have continued to change, leveling the playing field, which has increased the opportunities available for women to join the construction field. At Boak & Sons, job availability covers everything from shingle installers to flat roofing technicians, siding installers, insulation installers, sheet metal installers and many more. Over 13% of Boak & Sons employees are female, which is higher than the industry standard.

“Man or woman doesn’t matter, quality of work does and that’s what you get from the people here at Boak & Sons,” said Boak.
“I would hire any woman who can provide the Boak standard to our customers, whether that’s in the field or in our office. I can’t give enough credit to the women who work for this company. It takes thick skin to work in this field and the women and men here work together with mutual respect. I encourage women of any age to consider the construction industry if they’re passionate about it.”

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