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Bernie McNally

Bernie McNally

Principal, Brophy Excavation

Bernie Mc Nally is the President and Founder of Brophy Excavation, a 100% woman-owned demolition and excavation company. Bernie's hands-on experience in the field, combined with her business and financial acumen, makes her a formidable force in Chicago's demolition and excavation sector. From construction management and heavy equipment operations to property management, and contract negotiations, her practical and professional background have been instrumental in garnering the trusted reputation Brophy Excavation has today. An avid supporter of women in the construction industry Bernie fully realizes that by being in the demolition business she is not only breaking ground, but breaking barriers. Through her tenacious drive and determination, she has turned her Company into one of the fastest growing demolition-excavation companies in Chicago despite being in a male-dominated space where only 10% of workers in the construction industry are women. She is a graduate of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Certifications include Quality Management, OSHA 30, ISO 9000 Auditor, and Lead Auditor. She is also an alum of Goldman-Sachs' 10K SB Program. Brophy Excavation is both WBE and DBE certified. She is a member and sponsor of the Federation of Women Contractors, and a member of the Hispanic American Contractors Industry Assoc.


At Brophy Excavation, we're breaking ground and breaking barriers!