29-year Union Carpenter Eileen Marie made history in Colorado.

Eileen Marie grew up in a Union Family.  She dreamed of being either a teacher or construction worker and the latter came true.  Eileen went on to have an almost 30-year career as a Union Carpenter.  She’s built bridges, office buildings, a facility to detoxify mustard gas bombs from WWII, and many more projects across Colorado.

In addition to being an accomplished Carpenter, Eileen was the first woman Officer of a Colorado Local. She taught disadvantaged girls carpentry at summer camps, and worked for Bechtel Construction and GE Johnson Construction over her storied career.


An inspiration to others.

Moreover, Eileen has become legendary in Colorado – both to those that worked with her and for women that are entering the Trades. She was a proud member of the Carpenters Union for almost thirty years before she retired in 2008.  However, she is still making her mark today.