The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) recently named the Carolinas’ own Janet Bates of CF Evans Construction as Future Leader of the Year. This national award was established to recognize outstanding efforts of a new NAWIC member who has been actively involved throughout their first two NAWIC years. Bates is the President of the Palmetto Chapter of South Carolina, which was formally chartered in Charleston, S.C. on August 28, 2018. Her role with Orangeburg, S.C.-based CF Evans Construction is Director of Business Development and Marketing.
Members of the Palmetto Chapter nominated Bates for this award, saying: “From the beginning, Janet has been a driving force for the newly chartered chapter. She is making sure that our voices are being heard loud and clear, and she works hard to get maximum exposure for our chapter. Her abundant experience in many difference roles for committees of other non-profits provides history and experience to guide those of us who have never chaired a committee or sat on the board before. We admire her energy that seems limitless. She is fearless, even when facing a challenge or situation that she is not familiar with or knows the answer to; she will tackle it head on. Seeing someone who initially never intended to hold a career in construction strive and excel in the past eight years and earn her place as the only female at the leadership team table of her firm, is encouraging for all of us.”
“CF Evans is proud to have Janet as a member of our team”, said Rusty Porter, EVP of Preconstruction and Business Development. “She is a strong advocate for our purpose of creating communities, and an integral part of our continued growth.”
About CF Evans
CF Evans Construction is a family owned construction management firm, specializing in multifamily construction throughout the Southeast. Since 1948, CF Evans has been advancing the field of construction management services with each project that bears our name. Learn more at www.cfevans.com.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was founded with the purpose of enhancing the success of women in the construction industry. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas in 1953. Sixteen women came together, knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, and organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.