b'WOMEN IN TILE 2019tentoaboutacontractthathelpsGetting support from other women her avoid trouble. And her excellentis important too. Years ago she was a long term memory is an asset, too member of Women in Construction recently she recalled the address ofandmetwithabout30women a troublesome builder her companymonthly to exchange ideas. didbusinesswithyearsago. TheyIn the beginning of her time with started up again with a new name,Stuart TileCompany,shesaidshe but the same address.gotalotofdisrespect.People She advised being personable anddidntwanttotalktomethey agoodlistenereventotopicswanted to talk to my husband; like unrelatedtothejobtobuildaIwasadummy,becauseIwasa rapport with customers. If action isgirl, she said. But that has changed, needed collecting money, she said,especially in the last five to seven its sugar across the telephoneallyears, where being a woman works sweetuntil she takes legal actiontoheradvantage.Wegotjobs oncetheinvoicegoesunpaid35inthepastduetobeingwoman days. This includes having her sup- owned, she explained. plierputalienonthebuilding.As for women interested in a tile Within three to four days, she getscareer, Kozey cautions, You can be a response.great at design and colorbut you Kozey said dedication and sacri- have to be organized, and serious. fice are key, too, sometimes forgo- If you give it 110%, youll still be ingvacationsbecauseyouneedaround in years to come. tobethereforthework.Equally important is keeping up with tech-nology and training. My guys went throughtrainingwithLaminam panels,shesaid,resultinginthe smooth running of subsequent jobs. We are a finish tradethe type of tile company that wants perfection, she said. Youve got to know your math, pay attention and listen.Pool project for Lifetime Fitness.Kozeycopiouslydocuments EVERYTHINGandiskeepinga journalforsonPhiliptoreferto 15-20yearsdowntheroad.She feelsdocumentationisthefoun-dationfortroubleshooting,sothis journal is a way to pass on wisdom to the next generation.Mercedes Benz dealership.52TileLetter | October 2019'