Women building careers in construction
Julie Palmer, president of Charlie Allen Restorations.
When Julie Palmer answered a classified ad for an office manager at Cambridge-based Charlie Allen Restorations in 1999, her management experience was in accounting, not kitchen and bathroom renovations.
But she managed transportation for a book distribution company prior to joining Charlie Allen, so the male-dominated setting didn’t faze her. It’s not unusual for her to be the only female on the job site except possibly for the homeowner, she said.