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Woman-Owned

The Vibrance Factor with Sandra Hofmeister of A&S Construction

Frederick Factor March 8, 2023 148


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Show Summary:

Born in Peru, Sandra’s unexpected life journey led her to open a construction business in Frederick, Maryland. As one of Frederick’s only Hispanic and female construction business owners and only bilingual female licensed General Contractor, Sandra’s determination to thrive in challenging circumstances got her to where she is today. In this episode, she shares what she’s learned along the way and why she loves living and working in Frederick, Maryland.

Show Notes / Highlights from the Show:
  • Why Sandra always says, “life is an unexpected journey,” and the twists and turns that led to her opening A&S Construction in Frederick, Maryland
  • How losing her job during COVID-19 ultimately led her to become an entrepreneur
  • How she’s turned her experiences as an underrepresented business owner into an opportunity to embrace who she is
  • Ways that the Frederick community has become supportive of underrepresented business owners since COVID-19
  • How the small-town feel of Frederick compares to the big Peruvian city where Sandra grew up
  • Sandra’s Frederick Factor
Guest Bio:

Sandra Hofmeister owns A&S Construction, LLC, one of the only female- and Hispanic-owned construction businesses in Frederick, MD. With a background in accounting, a series of life events led Sandra to enter the construction industry. Through hard work and dedication, she moved from an administrative position to Production Manager, overseeing crews, jobs, purchasing, and production. When COVID-19 hit, Sandra lost her job, but past colleagues urged her to return to the industry and start her own business, and A&S Construction was born. Sandra has been featured in Frederick Lifestyle Magazine, Women of AWE podcast, and WeThrive. Sandra is an active member of the Women in Business Committee of The Frederick Chamber of Commerce, Frederick County Builders Association, Washington County Builders Association, Diversity and Equity Committee for The Frederick Chamber of Commerce, Frederick Chamber of Commerce (where she is an Ambassador), and the Diversity and Equity Board for the City of Frederick. She always wants to give back to the community she calls home. 

Show Links:

Learn more about Platinum PR, the sponsors of Season Two of the Frederick Factor here: www.platinumpr.com

Interested in sponsoring a season of the Frederick Factor? Contact us at info@frederickfactor.com 

For the full transcript, click below:

Transcript S2 Ep 2 – Sandra Hofmeister

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