As a founding partner of Weifield Group, Karla Nugent is responsible for the company’s business development, marketing, sales and preconstruction departments. With Karla’s efforts, Weifield has grown to employ over 600 employees, has received Denver Post Top Workplaces award for ten years running, and is the first electrical contractor in the region to complete Net-Zero energy projects.
Karla successfully promotes Weifield Group while passionately advocating for a better construction workforce and industry. She currently serves on the State of Colorado Workforce Development Council, Colorado Business Roundtable Board of Directors (COBRT) – Executive Committee, the Hope House Colorado Board, and serves as the Avista Hospital Trustee Board Vice Chair and Weifield Foundation Chair.
In recent years, Karla presented to the Colorado General Assembly, advocating for improved training for the next generation of construction workers, which led to her becoming one of the founding members of SkillBuild Colorado and Skills2Compete Colorado. Karla has been honored with several notable industry, business and philanthropy awards, including Denver Business Journal’s ‘Outstanding Women in Business’ award, CREW Denver’s ‘Emerging Iconic Woman’ award, Denver Business Journal Partners in Philanthropy’s ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ award, Denver Institute for Faith & Work’s ‘Tree of Life’ award, and Denver Business Journal’s ‘C-Suites’ award. In all she does, Karla works tirelessly to provide her clients with construction leads while cultivating rewarding industry alliances and relationships.