Professional Women in Building

President –Sue Wolcott
Vice President –
Secretary – Lou Ann Hass
Treasurer – Michelle Callahan
Past President – Shelly Bohlke

L-R Past President Becky Chicoine, President Sue Wolcott, Vice President Katie Roberts, Treasurer Michelle Callahan, Secretary Lou Ann Hass


The PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING provides support to our local Home Builders Association. They are very involved in  various activities and functions that support the community financially through time and donations.  These functions are held throughout the year.  At Christmas time we financially support a family in need that has had unexpected expenses that has made a hardship to their family through medical bills or loss of a family member. Listed below are a few other projects in which we serve the community.  All HBA women members and spouses of members are encouraged to join the PWB.  We’d love to have you!

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees raises money for local charities. The council purchases the tree and decorations and  all council members are encouraged to join together to decorate the tree at the Terra Centre. The tree, along with many others, is on display and auctioned off in November and all the proceeds go toward the charity of choice for that year. The Council has been involved in this event since it first began.

2014 Festival of Trees
2014 Festival of Trees

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction is held each year in conjunction with the annual Home Builders Association Awards Banquet.  Each year in November the Home Builders Association’s awards banquet recognizes outstanding members throughout the year. The PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING members along with HBA members donate items to this auction.  All proceeds from the auction go toward scholarship funds for area high school seniors. This past year nine scholarships were given to students from various schools. Download a scholarship application here.

Members of the Project Home Committee

The PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING members that serve on the project home committee help in the decision making process of all areas of construction of the home. This committee also chooses the colors for siding, shingles, carpeting, flooring, cabinets and countertops. When the home is complete, an open house is held with PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING members hosting this event which showcases to the community this beautiful home.  Wondering what Project Home is?  Click here.

Women’s Build Week

The Professional Women in Building took part in the National Blitz  week that is held in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s Blitz Build Week.  The PWB came out to help put the floor joists and decking materials on in preparation of the Blitz Build.


Home Show

Women's Council Hospitality Room
Sioux City Home Show Hospitality Room

In March of every year, the HBA has a home show at the Sioux City Convention Center.  The PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING host a hospitality lounge for all exhibitors. This is a place for them to relax, have refreshments and cookies. We create a very relaxing and calm atmosphere for the exhibitors, so when they go back onto the display floor, they feel refreshed.

Fun Events

We have a May couple’s event. We try to do something different every year. This past year we had an outdoor barbecue.  Our April 2017 event was a fun evening at the home of one of our members where we each planted flowers in a planter to take home.

Canvas & Cocktails 2014
Canvas & Cocktails 2014


The PWB met during March at the Pierce Mansion in Sioux City.  It was a fun evening to explore this beautiful, historic home.

Pierce Mansion, March 2014

If interested in joining, please contact the HBA office either by phone, 712-255-3852, or email.

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