Black Dresses & Blueprints Event Honors Women in Construction

Tamara Chase, Joy Lynskey, Robin Martin, Ava Nepola, Stephanie Rodriguez

Rebuilding Together Broward County, a nonprofit organization that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners, hosted its second annual “Black Dresses & Blueprints,” cocktail reception and awards ceremony celebrating women in the construction industry on October 20. The event recognized outstanding women who have made an impact in the construction industry and their community. Proceeds from the event benefitted Rebuilding Together Broward County.

The in-person event took place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom.

Black Dresses & Blueprints Honorees

Honorees included Tamara Chase, CEO and co-founder of Chase Roofing; Joy Lynskey, founder and creative director at Jewel Toned Interiors; and Stephanie Rodriguez, regional senior vice president of Duke Realty. Sisters Mia Bella Nepola and Ava Nepola were honored with the Young Rebuilder Award.  

Event sponsors included Founder Sponsors ABC Florida East Coast, Miller Construction Company, and The Home Depot Foundation, among others.

Since 2003, Rebuilding Together Broward County has rehabilitated more than 1,200 homes and community centers, investing more than $9 million into the community. The nonprofit organization brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income homeowners. Visit

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