Darylene Dennon, chief executive officer and owner of Solid Energy Inc. in Woodinville, Wash., was recently sworn in as the 2019 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council.

As chair of the PWB Council, Dennon will manage the council’s business and represent the interests of the council members throughout NAHB. Her focus as Chair is to mentor other women and invite different ethnic, cultural and multigenerational building industry perspectives to the table.

“I am a big believer in mentoring to empower others to empower themselves,” said Dennon. “I look forwarding building upon a great team of women on the council and working together to continue the great work that the council has been doing for the industry.”

Dennon and her husband started Solid Energy Inc., a painting and light remodeling company, in 1988. She was awarded the prestigious NAHB PWB Woman of the Year award in 2015, is the co-founder of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish’s PWB Council and is a NAHB Director.

Dennon was the first woman president for the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) Washington State Council and president of the national PDCA in 2011-2013. She was also the first woman president for the Construction Industry Training Council, a state certified open shop apprenticeship institute in Washington.

Dennon is a presenter, author and speaker on topics concerning the building industry, leadership, business development and sales.

For more information about Professional Women in Building, visit nahb.org/whypwb .

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