Challenging Gender Norms in Construction with Tom Finn and Julie Laughton

Talent Empowerment with Tom Finn

Aug 3 2023 • 34 mins

Interested in remodeling your house? Julie Laughton is the CEO, Architect, General Contractor, & Interior Designer of Julie Laughton Design Build. In this episode, Julie discusses all things home building and design, how it feels being a woman in a male-dominated industry, the hardest part about being a business owner, and why she doesn’t like surprises.


🎙️Talking Points:

(1:28) How to avoid a nightmare home remodel

(2:57) Julie’s home building and remodeling process

(6:29) Getting clients to trust the process

(9:36) What inspired Julie to get into the home building, design, and remodeling industry

(12:17) Having a unique business model

(16:29) Being a woman in the construction industry

(29:24) The hardest part about being a business owner


🌟About Julie Laughton:

Her name is Julie Laughton, owner of Julie Laughton Design Build located in Laguna Beach, CA. Julie's passion is to build custom dream homes with timeless designs matching every client’s style & needs. She’s been in the Design Build business for 30+ years. She was named the TOP 10 Remodel Professionals in Orange County.


Julie Laughton has completed over 1,000 remodels and custom homes along the affluent coastal communities of Orange and LA County, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach as well as significant projects in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Pasadena.


Most notable projects include the Mediterranean Style 1928 Wallace Neff home, featured in the movie Monster-in-Law and the English Tudor hilltop estate of Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter. Julie specializes in providing her clients with a seamless one-stop shop Design Build service where all of their project needs are met in-house.


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