Entrepreneurial Spirit Award — Do-Well Remodel: Megan Dowell Builds Woman-Owned Business from the Ground Up
Forget about breaking the glass ceiling.
Megan Dowell will happily skip that step and simply build her own damn ceiling of limitless height and potential.
Since 2017, Dowell has been taking a sledgehammer to the archaic stereotype of the building trade being a man’s domain — and as the owner of Do-Well Remodel in Lansing, she’s helping to inspire other women to do exactly the same.
Dowell became the youngest licensed female builder in the state of Michigan, and she parlayed her background in customer service to reinvigorate a sense of trustworthiness and reliability to the remodeling industry.
It’s why the panel of judges for the 2023 Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Awards felt Dowell embodied the essence of this year’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. The award is given to an individual who may not present like the typical entrepreneur, but who still has operated their business with the spirit, risk-taking tenacity and outside-the-box thinking that is admired in traditional entrepreneurs.
“This award encapsulates the hard work that we have been doing for almost 10 years now,” Dowell said. “It signifies and recognizes that we are not only trying but also doing, and apparently doing well. I am incredibly grateful to win this award and have my hard work acknowledged.”
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