Home Improvement Fix & Facts

Home Improvement Fix & Facts

Mollie Elkman, Author of the Book “The House That She Built” Download

00:56 Download December 14th, 2021

 

The House That She Built educates young readers about the people and skills that go into building a home. One by one, we learn about the architect, framer, roofer and many more as they contribute their individual skills needed to complete the collective project — a new home.

With illustrations that connect and empower and words that build upon each other with each page, this book will leave all kids (she, he, and they) excited about their own skills and interested in learning new ones.

Proceeds support workforce development initiatives in the homebuilding industry.

Mollie Elkman spent her childhood surrounded by home builders, yet it wasn’t until she joined the industry herself that she recognized how often she was the only woman in the room. She quickly discovered that just as she was brought into a family business by her father, so were the majority of other women she was meeting throughout all areas of home building. Over her career, Mollie formed friendships with people who proved that not only are jobs genderless, but everyone benefits from a workforce that embraces diversity and inclusion. One of those friends shared an exciting and ambitious project they were involved in…an all-woman-built home. As Mollie learned about each of the women involved in the project, she could feel herself becoming more and more inspired by their stories. She hopes that young readers everywhere will feel inspired too.

Mollie Elkman is the President and Owner of Group Two, a leading new home marketing partner for builders.

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