What's our story?
BuilderChicks was started in 2016 as a part-time side hobby by two best friends Amy and Krista in Washington, DC.
Amy got a Bachelors degree in Career and Technical Education and was a Woodshop teacher (among other fun classes) for 10 years. She also got a Masters degree in Educational Leadership before shifting to being a property manager in DC. Amy always joked about owning her own furniture store with her high school students, but never really considered the possibility of making it a business of her own.
Krista went a very different route to entrepreneurship and got a Bachelors degree in Communications and Marketing. Loving the blend of creativity and understanding people, she pursued Marketing and First Impressions, focusing on bringing visions and dreams to reality for over 10 years. After several years, she also got two Masters degrees in Business Administration and Leadership.
Unique Woman Touch
Both Amy and Krista joke about the level of education they have between them for now owning their own "blue-collar" company... And they love every bit of the uniqueness of their story.
In 2018 Amy began talking with Krista about leaving her job and switching to BuilderChicks full-time, so Krista put into motion helping Amy figure out all the things needed to make the switch. Together they started dreaming up what life would be like with this new creative adventure. By the end of 2018, Krista was looking for a new full-time job, and ultimately decided to also pursue BuilderChicks full-time with Amy because nothing else brought the same level of dreaming and excitement to either of them.
Now, both friends spend countless hours (literally they have no idea how many at this point) dreaming, creating, working and discussing BuilderChicks and what could be in the future!
We believe that men and women have unique views and perspectives on every project. - Both are valuable and useful!
But, the reality is that there are very few women in the building industry (between 1-2%), so we love the chance to highlight the unique perspective that we offer to projects because we're women!
Excellence and Quality
Because we love what we do, we take a great deal of pride in providing top quality service and products to our clients.
We don't cut corners or use cheap materials that will break down. We make things to last! - If we find one of our materials used is poor quality we replace it (and likely stop using it too).
Our hope is to help bring your inspiration, needs, and creative solutions to life!