Home Improvement, Women-Style

Home Improvement, Women-Style

Dana Willouby started her own business and loves the satisfaction of finishing a paint job. Louisville-based painting contractor Dana Willouby doesn’t think you should be surprised to see women leading the way when it comes to the traditionally male-dominated field of...
Power Women Creating New Homes

Power Women Creating New Homes

Woman Build projects with Habitat for Humanity bonds work force to help create a home for a woman in need. Submitted photo. At the construction site, rebar rises toward the sky from horizontal concrete slabs on the ground. Pallets of Tyvek Homewrap lay on the ground,...
Women Who Build Together

Women Who Build Together

On the welcoming front porch sit home builder (left) Tracee Dore and (right) homeowner Karen Miller. They sit on an old church pew that Karen refinished — stripping away nine layers of paint. The relationship between homeowner and contractor is a delicate one. Like...
Flipping Into a Functional Home

Flipping Into a Functional Home

On the first home Brenna Brooks and her father, Barlow Brooks, worked on together, they did the contracting themselves and quickly realized it wasn’t a “sustainable business model for us,” Brenna says. She confessed that the first house taught her a lot about...
Creating Beautiful Spaces

Creating Beautiful Spaces

Women with a knack for design and a can-do attitude often find themselves helping other people make their homes just as beautiful as their own. Over time, people notice, the design-savvy opinions are solicited, and a career path emerges. For Jen Hohl, owner of Custom...