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Guardian Roofing Gutters and Insulation honors CEO Lori Swanson during Women in Construction Week

Guardian Roofing Gutters and Insulation Honors CEO Lori Swanson during  Women in Construction Week
March 12, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Lori Swanson’s trailblazing journey gets recognized during Women in Construction Week 2024.

In observance of Women in Construction Week (March 3-9, 2024) Guardian Roofing, Gutters & Insulation is proud to show their appreciation of CEO Lori Swanson. In 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that only 10.8% of construction workers in the United States are women. In 2005, Swanson boldly entered the male-dominated construction industry by founding Guardian Roofing and Gutters.

Reflecting on her journey, Swanson expressed gratitude for the inspiring initiatives of women in the industry. She emphasized the increasing support and opportunities available to women in construction. Swanson aims to inspire others like her to pursue rewarding careers in this vital industry where about 13% of all construction companies are now owned by women, a 94% increase since 2007.

Growing up in a family of roofing contractors, Swanson's passion for the field was ignited early. She pursued the roofing profession during high school and college which prepared her with invaluable experience. From learning the intricacies of roofing to understanding the industry's challenges and opportunities for women, Swanson gained a comprehensive perspective.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Saint Martin’s College, Swanson devoted herself full-time to the family roofing business. Her diverse roles, from working on roofing crews to serving as Office Manager and later Vice-President of Thompson Roofing, equipped her for leadership. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Roofing Contractor’s Association for a 3-year term.

In 2005, Swanson, alongside her husband Matt Swanson, founded Guardian Roofing and Gutters, LLC, driven by her passion for the industry and commitment to serving the community. As Guardian Roofing and Gutters approaches its 20th anniversary, Swanson celebrates the company's growth and impact on the Pacific Northwest community and the construction industry as a whole.

About Guardian Roofing and Gutters, LLC

Guardian Roofing and Gutters, LLC is an award-winning professional roofing contractor in the Seattle market, serving homeowners since 2005 in the counties of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and Thurston. Founders Lori and Matt Swanson have more than 60 years of combined roofing experience and employ a team of more than 100 skilled and professionally certified craftsmen who assist customers with their roof, gutter, attic, masonry and skylight needs. Recognized in 2022 as one of the fastest-growing private companies by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Guardian is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and has been named a top 100 Roofing Contractor in the U.S. by Roofing Contractors Magazine. For more information, visit www.GuardianHome.com

About NAWIC

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originated as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. 16 women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953 to create a support network for women in construction-related jobs. Today, NAWIC is still based in Fort Worth and has more than 5,100 members and 118 chapters throughout the United States that provide professional development, education, networking, leadership training and public service.



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