Professional Women in Building (PWB)

2015 Leadership

  • Tracy Reimus, President
  • Deanne Marszalkowski, Vice President
  • Linda Tomandl, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Debbie Beffrey, Director
  • Pam Barnes, Director

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2015 Scholarship Opportunity - Click Here to Download

The Women's Council of the Home Builders Association of Saginaw was chartered on September 8, 2001 by the Women's Council of the National Association of Home Builders. The council is dedicated to supporting the professional development of members of the home building industry.

The Women's Council provides education opportunities for its members and students within our community along with nurturing community awareness of our members; including Builders, Contractors, Suppliers and Associates.  Current projects are the Kitchen Walk benefiting Covenant Kids, Silent Auction Event; St. Rita's holiday donations, and Awarding educational scholarships to local high school and college students furthering their education in any form of the building trades; from construction, construction management, building, architectural design, interior design and many others.  Applications are available through the local area high schools and colleges, contacting the Home Builders Association of Saginaw or downloading below.   

In the past, the Women's Council has made presentations in classrooms and provided educational materials and tree seedlings for students. The presentations describe the process of home building and the career opportunities within the home building industry.

Women's Council fundraisers and projects have supported the following:


  • Covenant Kids Foundation     
  • St. Ritas; a place for homeless pregnant teenagers
  • "Safe Kids" Car Seat Inspections
  • Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
  • Hidden Harvest/East Side Soup Kitchen
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Friends of Theodore Roethke Foundation
  • Red Cross Local Disaster Relief
  • Boys and Girls Club of Saginaw County
  • Underground Railroad
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Council
  • City Rescue Mission Family Empowerment Center
  • Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

The Women's Council earned the following outstanding service awards based on councils our size from the National Association of Home Builders:

  • 2002 Council of the Year
  • 2004 Council of the Year
  • 2005 Council of the Year
  • 2006 Council of the Year
  • 2006 First Place Member Benefits and Services
  • 2006 First Place Membership Recruitment and Retention
  • 2006 First Place Community Outreach
  • 2006 First Place Legislative & Political Action
  • 2007 First Place: Membership Recruitment & Retention
  • 2007 First Place: Member Benefits & Services
  • 2007 Second Place: Legislative & Political Action
  • 2007 Outstanding Council of The Year
  • 2008 Second Place Membership Recruitment & Retention
  • 2008 Second Place Legislative & Political Action
  • 2008 Member of the Year — Debra Beffrey
  • 2012 First Place:  Membership Recruitment & Retention
  • 2012 First Place Community Outreach
  • 2013 First Place Small Council Community Outreach