Sandra Lawson Earns Esteemed Honor from Construction Business Owner Magazine 

BOCA RATON, Fla. Sandra Lawson, director of operations at Venture Construction Group (VCG) and Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL), was awarded the Outstanding Women in Construction Award (OWIC) by Construction Business Owner magazine. Out of hundreds of nationwide applicants, 20 finalists were selected. Nominations included women who work in the industry in the office, in the field and everywhere in between. Finalists were chosen based on their skills, leadership and management techniques, as well as their exceptional contributions to their companies, industry and communities.

 “Sandra plays a pivotal role in business growth and is a natural leader with a “get-it-done” mentality. She has helped us launch numerous new offices across the U.S. Sandra is an expert at leaping over one of the industry’s most difficult hurdles, beating the labor shortage. Sandra excels at attracting, hiring, training, managing and retaining staff and has helped build a wonderful company culture that shows that we care about our employees and the communities we serve. She has significantly expanded our corporate giving campaign. Venture companies are truly committed to giving back. Sandra is a rare gem that gets things done, and gets them done well,” says Stephen Shanton, CEO and president, Venture Construction Group of Florida, Inc., Venture Construction Group, Inc.

Finalists work in the field of construction (general contracting, subcontracting, specialty trades and others allied to the field) in the U.S. Recipients earned prizes from participating OWIC sponsors, including a WD-40 Prize Pack and Keen Utility Boots from a new line of specially designed work boots for women.

 “We are humbled by the response to CBO’s OWIC. As a team of three female editors working in the construction industry, we are grateful to be able to celebrate so many smart, innovative women, and to have the chance to recognize and support them in CBO and share it with our readers,” said Kathy Wells, editor of Construction Business Owner magazine.

Venture Construction Group Director of Operations Earns Outstanding Women In Construction Award

About Venture Construction Group
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group (VCG) is a licensed general contractor and an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services. VCG services commercial and residential properties throughout the East Coast, Greater Mid-Atlantic Region, Gulf Coast, and Midwest. Operational excellence is our mission in every project we undertake, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Specializing in commercial projects, VCG assists property management companies, condo associations, multi-family structures, hi-rises, retail/business plazas, government facilities, hotels, and resorts with comprehensive general contractor services, restoration, mitigation, specialty construction, historical restoration, remodels, property repairs, and rebuilds due to fire, flood, water, wind, hail, and hurricane damage. VCG has earned prestigious awards including the Construction Business Owner Award, Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award. VCG is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. CEO Stephen Shanton is a proud member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” Shanton is a proud member of the WindStorm Insurance Network™ and is a WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, and WIND Certified Fellow®. VCG is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors, Certified Member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), Certified Member of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor, and Duro-Last Certified Contractor. VCG credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third party Global Risk Management Solutions. With offices nationwide and a solid reputation throughout the country, we are able to respond to your needs with quality, ease, and top-notch service. For more information, call 866-459-8348 or visit us online at 

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