Shingobee Builders Inc. is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)..


I welcome the opportunities that WBENC Certification provides, the networks that it makes available, and access to new prospects for our business. It provides chances to act as a role model and mentor to like-minded peers, and it motivates women entrepreneurs to be confident in their abilities and in their potential to drive success in their companies and industries. 


– Nancy Samson, Shingobee CEO and President


Nancy SamsonWith the successful certification and acceptance by WBENC, Shingobee is returning to its roots as a woman-owned business. Now in its 40th year of servicing hospitality, retail, financial, and other clients, the Certification begins a new chapter for the company, while at the same time remembering the inspiration of its founder, Gae Veit, and the accomplishments she brought as a woman in the male-dominated construction industry.


WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center - Midwest is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.


By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.




Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit