Known affectionately among her peers as the “trailer chick,” Terry D. Sherman has spent more than two decades honing her skills in the construction industry. Due to her first job with the GSA, she was well aware of the government mandate to support women and minority businesses. Then, in 1988, Ms. Sherman saw a need and, with the government mandate in mind, she launched Delmarva Trailers & Containers, a storage services company. She started out sitting on the floor with one desk and one trailer, and now has more than 1,000 pieces of equipment.
As a woman in today’s world, Ms. Sherman attributes her success to her perseverance in her male-dominated field, as well as her communication skills and self-confidence. She may have been the only woman at meetings with those in her industry, but she made sure her presence was known. In recognition of her professional excellence, Ms. Sherman has received a number of accolades, including Best of Trailer and Container Renal Service in 2016, Top Business from Diversity Business in 2016, and Top 100 Diversity Companies in 2014. She considers her greatest accomplishment, however, to be keeping her business’s doors open during the economic downturn. Looking forward, Ms. Sherman intends to work as long as she can, increase revenue and staff, and keep the ball rolling. She is also committed to mentoring other young women who are interested in this career path.
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