Women in Construction: Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection

The annual Women in Construction (WIC) Week, presented by The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), highlights women as a viable component of the construction industry. Throughout the week of March 7-13, 2021, Madison Area Mechanical and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (MSC) and Madison Association of Plumbing Contractors (MAPC) will be sharing the valuable and essential qualities that women bring to our contractors both in the office and in the field.

We sat down with Brent Williams, President of Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection, to discuss the importance that women have brought to his workforce and the construction industry.

Williams has women employed in various capacities across his company including skilled tradeswomen, administrative, professional, and leadership positions.

“Each of these women bring their own unique qualities and strengths to our company and their respective positions,” explained Williams. “They are highly respected, passionate, and take great pride in their work. These women bring different viewpoints, strengths, ideas, and insights, and contribute in many ways to our company. Quite simply, they have my utmost respect, make our company better, and I am proud to have them as part of our organization.”

As Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection continues to recruit women and minorities to the trades and their workforce, Williams understands the importance of diversity.

“As a father to four girls, I understand what they deal with in regard to stereotypes,” shared Williams. “I would love to see more women in the skilled trades, project management, and leadership positions within our organization. As the industry and Monona recruit more women, these individuals will serve as a valuable resource for wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration to the next generation of women in construction. They will have a tremendous impact on the industry.”

As the President of Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection, Williams is passionate about his workforce and knows the important roles that women play in his company. We look forward to continuing to see the wonderful work the women of Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection do for the industry, the city of Madison, and the state of Wisconsin.