Mar 28, 2024 News and Events

Women In Construction

Tracy Gershom Paves the Way for Women in Construction

Women in construction have been breaking barriers and pushing the boundaries of traditional gender roles. Despite being a male-dominated industry, the number of women in construction has been steadily increasing over the years, and women now make up almost 11% of the industry. Taking on various roles, from trade workers to project managers, women in construction have contributed significantly to the industry’s growth and diversity.

However, there are still challenges to overcome, including workplace discrimination and a lack of representation. Continued efforts for equality and inclusivity are essential to ensure that women in construction are recognized and their contributions valued.

At Wayne Homes, we celebrate women in construction, and we are proud to announce that Tracy Gershom was promoted to President and COO at Wayne Homes, marking a historic moment for the company.

Tracy’s elevation to this role not only underscores her exceptional leadership qualities but also marks a historic moment as she becomes the first female President in the company’s history.

Bill Post, former Owner of Wayne Homes and mentor to Tracy said this about her well-deserved promotion:

Bill Post (left), former owner of Wayne Homes

“Congratulations to Wayne Homes for selecting Tracy Gershom as President. She is a proven leader with a thorough knowledge of all facets of the business. In addition, she brings a proven track record of success which guarantees the continuing success of Wayne Homes.”

Tracy’s journey with Wayne Homes spans 35 years, beginning her career as a Sales Manager in the Akron/Medina office before relocating to Newark to become the Division President, serving in that role for over two decades.

Her extensive experience and profound understanding of the industry have positioned her as a driving force behind Wayne Homes’ continued innovation and customer-centric approach. Tracy has been instrumental in implementing technologies to enhance the homebuilding experience for customers and streamline operations for team members across the company’s 10 sales offices spanning Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Her passion for mentoring and nurturing talent has not only shaped countless careers but has also contributed to the creation of high-performing teams throughout her tenure. Tracy will continue to spearhead the Wayne Homes mission of continuous improvement by fostering a culture of learning and development.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and women in construction, Wayne Homes takes immense pride in Tracy Gershom’s historic appointment as President and COO.

Her remarkable career journey exemplifies the boundless potential and indomitable spirit of women in the workforce. Tracy’s elevation not only signifies a significant milestone for Wayne Homes but also inspires a new generation of aspiring leaders to dream big.

Join us in congratulating Tracy Gershom on this promotion and in wishing her continued success in her new role as President and COO of Wayne Homes. Thank you for blazing the way for other women in construction.

Would you like to work with the Wayne Homes team? The future is bright! Check out our Job Opportunities.

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer more than 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

Disclaimer: The details of this blog are accurate as of the publish date, but are subject to change.

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