Associated Builders Name Woman of the Year

2010 ABC Woman of the Year Antoinette Coupe.

MORTON, Pa. - Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) named Antoinette Coupe of Oliver Heating & Cooling its 2010 Woman of the Year. ABC honored Coupe at an annual awards gala held in October at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, Pa.

Coupe is the vice president of finance and administration and CFO of Oliver Heating & Cooling (Morton, Pa.). Bringing more than 20 years of HVAC contracting experience to Oliver in 2000, Coupe was the company’s first female manager to be hired on an executive level. During her 10-year tenure, Oliver’s revenue has grown from $6 million and 60 employees to $22 million and 160 employees.

Coupe accepted the ABC award on behalf of her female coworkers, stating at the pinnacle of her speech, “I especially want to thank Lisa McIntyre [accounting and HR manager], Donna Wittman [customer service manager], and all the women at Oliver who have contributed not only to the company’s success but also to my success. These women have made my job easier. Without their teamwork and unrelenting pursuit of excellence, I, as well as Oliver, would not have succeeded.”

Coworker Joan Mitchell said, “[Coupe] is a mentor within the company, helping women advance to their fullest potential.”

Founder and Chief Steward, Joe Oliver described Coupe as a key link in the company’s chain. “Way before we got her, we were looking for her,” Oliver said speaking of Coupe’s character, professionalism, and knack for creating an enjoyable working atmosphere

In addition to her work at Oliver, Coupe serves as secretary/treasurer of the ABC board of directors, and is active in the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), and Women in HVACR.

Publication date: 11/22/2010

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 06-29-15 cover

2015 June 29

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Online Reviews

Do you track online review sites like Yelp to look for comments on your company’s performance?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con