There are not many women home inspectors.
I’ve heard estimates from 1.5% to 5%, but never anything higher than that. Other professions in the building trades are similar – 5.1% of plumbers are women; 5.3% of electricians are women; and about 9% of construction workers are women.
I am grateful to the women that came before me in this industry – some of them even helped train me. (Thanks, Deana at Newport Home Inspections!)
It is important to me that my business supports organizations that help make people employed in the building trades look more like our community in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, and age.
That’s why Clever Duck Inspections, LLC donates $10 from every inspection to two local organizations:
Half of our donation goes to Constructing Hope, a local organization whose mission is “to rebuild the lives of people in our community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training and education in the construction industry.” Constructing Hope provides no-cost construction training programs, placement services, and career advancement support to people of color, people coming from incarceration, and low-income adults.
If you would like to donate to Constructing Hope, you can do so here:
And half goes to Girls Build™, a Portland nonprofit that teaches girls 8-14 the basics of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, painting, auto and bike mechanics, sheet metal and more via supper camps and after-school workshops.
If you’d like to donate to Girls Build™, you can do so here: