Recognizing Hardworking Women in Construction

Women in Construction Week (March 3rd-9th) is aimed at highlighting women in the construction industry and raising awareness of the growing role and opportunities available for women in the industry. To help celebrate, we asked women working in our landscape construction division to share their experiences and their thoughts on the opportunities for women in the field of construction.

Laura Serpico (TNL)

Project Manager

“I started out at Lowe’s, working with the Pro customers. I then went on to be a Project Coordinator for Lowe’s corporate and fell in love with the world of construction. In my current role, I enjoy that I get to build beautiful projects that give back to our community in such a big way. Being a woman in the construction industry is empowering and really changes perceptions of society in what women are truly capable of.”

Ali-Marie Brooks (TXL)

Senior Estimator

“A family friend introduced me to the idea of working in construction; I watched her succeed in a demanding position while also being a devoted mother. There are many preconceived notions about women in construction but I would ask women not to write off the whole industry. Evaluate the company and the position, and have high standards for the treatment you receive because Ruppert has shown me a company can be highly successful while also taking care of their employees and promoting personal growth every day.”

Nahomy Lemus (MDL)

Assistant Project Manager

“I made the decision to go into construction back in high school in Honduras. There was a lady who gave the Civil Engineer presentation for a career orientation fair; seeing how passionate she was about the projects that she had been part of is what did it for me. What I like about my position is having the satisfaction of looking at finished projects and feeling like you were part of that. Women should consider a career in construction because we can bring attributes that will make a team succeed such as organizational skills and attention to detail.”

Kaitlyn Castleman (CHL)


“The construction industry has allowed me to keep up with industry trends, new products, and the latest advances in building technology. More women should consider construction because it allows you to form valuable relationships within the industry and helps in developing a problem-solving mindset.”


Lettie Perez (VAL)

Assistant Project Manager

“Women should consider the diversity the construction industry offers. As women, the construction industry is promoting diversity and inclusivity and offering to break stereotypes. Also, there are many different career opportunities that the industry provides, from project management to skilled trades. The demand for skilled workers in construction provides a stable job market and potential for career growth.”