Could you please share your background prior to starting your business?
My parents, Rolando, Sr. & Graciela Robles, owned four businesses and I ran one of them for 2 years. They were my first teachers in the business world.
As a teacher, what inspired you to start R.B. Construction?
Being self-employed and being able to work along side my husband was my primary reason for starting our company in November 2007. Having an educational background allows me to give clients better-informed choices.
What have been the most difficult challenges you face as a woman in a still mainly male dominated industry? How do you overcome them?
The most difficult challenge in a male dominated industry is not to take their opinions personally when it comes to working with a woman. If I find a contractor that refuses to work with a woman, I just keep searching for one that will work with me. The difficulty is living and working in Texas, machismo attitudes are rampant in the construction business. Read more