March 31, 2021 4:00 am Published by

Episode 101:

Wendy Marvin is a founder and CEO of Matrix Roof & Home, a contracting firm headquartered in Vancouver Washington. As a seasoned general contractor with more than 13 years experience, Ms. Marvin is reshaping the construction industry in her area by showing up with a unique customer-centric focus and trust-earning transparency.

Her journey, as a minority female owner in a male-dominated field, is one of grit, strength, and personal growth. Ms. Marvin has received awards such as Board Member of the Year for the Western States Roofing Contractors Association, and Small Business of the Year, among others.

Wendy is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Western States Roofing Contractors Association as the Safety Chair and is an Executive Board member for Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) and Girls Inc of the PNW. Ms. Marvin is also involved in the Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build, National Women in Roofing, and as an Influencer/Blogger with Roofers Coffee Shop.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Wendy’s incredible journey as a woman in a male-dominated industry
  • How to prevail in business during personal hardships
  • The key to building a customer-centric business
  • How to overcome perfectionism and people pleasing
  • The unique way that Wendy unwinds


Prevailing Through Pain

Wendy Marvin is a founder and CEO of Matrix Roof & Home, a contracting firm headquartered in Vancouver Washington. After founding the company in 2007 with her ex-husband, Wendy has succeeded in an industry where most companies fail within their first five years. In a field where the focus is often on the contractor’s wants, Wendy prides herself in making it all about her customers. In this episode of the Intentional Greatness® podcast, Wendy joins us to share her inspiring journey. She explains how to push through tough times and become a leader in a male dominated industry.

A Seat At The Table

After going through a divorce in 2017, Wendy transitioned into running the company on her own. The transition was rough, as she was expecting to progress into retirement at this point in her career. During this time she realized that she had been the one running the business all along.
Wendy was often the only woman in the room, and she had to rise up and take her seat at the table. No one needs to prove themselves to be worthy. She stopped stepping back and dulling her sparkle to make the men in her field feel comfortable. Wendy explains how she battled the stigma of being a woman in the contracting industry.

It’s Not About You

After taking full control of her business Wendy decided to create the company into what it should have been all along. She began focusing on her customers – delivering her services in a way that matters. A customer-centric company is rare in the contracting world – and it has allowed Wendy to shine. Her story proves that showing up and doing your best is the key to a successful business.

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