Juli Bacon, owner of JB Consulting Systems LLC and Bacon Maintenance Services LLC in Woodinville, Wash., was recently sworn in as the 2017 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council.
“Ensuring that women understand they have a place at the table and helping them find a way to get to that place at the table in construction is really important to me,” said Bacon. “We have a lot of young women wanting to know how to get there, and my goal as the PWB chair is to help them in the most efficient way possible.”
As chair of the PWB Council, Bacon will manage the council’s business and represent the interests of the council members throughout NAHB. Building leadership strategies for women in the construction industry and setting up a mentoring program for women in construction will be Bacon’s focus for 2017 as the council begins the first year of its new strategic plan.
In addition to her role at JB Consulting systems and Bacon Maintenance Services, Bacon is also a partner in her joint venture JJ BizWorks and a minority owner in Routec Industries LLC. Bacon recently expanded her consulting practice into other states.
Bacon is a long-time member of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State and has served as the Region E Trustee of the NAHB PWB for several years. In that role, she has helped bridge the gap between national and local councils and is an ambassador for extending PWB’s reach and forming new councils in that region. She has been involved at the national level with PWB since 2005 and also serves on the Construction Safety Committee. I
n 2013, Bacon was recognized nationally by her peers with the PWB Woman of the Year award. She has received similar recognition over the years from her local PWB council and local association, and was the Building Industry Association of Washington’s Associate of the Year in 2005. Bacon is dedicated to mentoring other women in business and gives back to her community through her own and her children’s volunteer efforts. For more information about Professional Women in Building, visit www.nahb.org/whypwb.
ABOUT THE NAHB PWB COUNCIL: The NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is a national organization affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, and consists of a network of local and state councils and members-at-large. The Council is dedicated to supporting the professional development of women in the home building industry. It provides service to the membership through education and training programs that focus on professional and leadership development, networking opportunities and industry-related information. In addition, the Council recognizes its role in supporting the overall building industry by mobilizing its membership to assist efforts spearheaded by local, state and national builders associations.
ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.