Development with Danielle©—Parenting and Empty-Nesting in the Trades

I can hardly believe I’ve reached a point in my life where I can title a blog post: “Parenting and Empty-Nesting in the Trades.”

I’m Danielle Wright, CEO of Right Choice Development and Construction. As a working mom who has raised two children with a large age gap, it took a lot of juggling and coordination to make our family thrive. My son and daughter have always watched me work. They were the inspiration behind my trailblazing and entrepreneurial startups throughout different stages of my career.

Two in the nest — William and Jenna

I believe a big part of my parenting responsibilities was to teach my kids what is possible. I juggled being present for their milestones, celebrations, and everyday challenges. They watched me seize opportunities, build, and create. Bringing them up as the wonderful people they are today had a lot to do with this inclusion.

My kids have a work ethic because they witnessed hard work in real-time. They have values. They have goals. And they are already making their mark on the world. What a blessing!

But…when my oldest, William, left for college, I missed him terribly. it’s a bittersweet moment when your firstborn takes off on a great adventure and navigates multiple degrees, working toward a doctorate. Now my daughter has graduated high school and is off to college as well.

My babies grew wings, and that leaves me with an empty nest. I remind myself that it’s not “Goodbye.” It’s “I’ll see you soon.”

And then they grew wings…

What Comes Next After Parenting and Empty-Nesting in the Trades?

In my previous post, I discussed carving out personal time for my family and myself. Now the notion of time is more precious than ever and looks different today. The holidays and weekends have morphed into grownup gatherings with a lot of scheduling involved. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir, but this is a brand-new dynamic for me personally. It also presents new vistas and potentials in the business realm.

Yes, empty nesting has pointed me to another opportunity. I celebrated my daughter’s newfound independence by launching a subsidiary, Right Choice Maintenance, with more to follow. It’s a shift of energy — not so much to fill a personal void but to fill voids in the marketplace. Being of service to family, community, and customers is a high honor, and I’m excited about the future!

Connect with Me!

I hope you enjoy all of my Development with Danielle© posts here, and check out our Right Choice Development and Construction portfolio here, spanning our retail, office, and industrial projects.

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Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, enjoy your role in the world of construction!


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Danielle Wright

Danielle Wright grew up riding bulldozers and walking job sites in her late father’s construction company. Today, she is president and CEO of Right Choice Development and Construction, a rapidly growing commercial construction firm founded in 2016. Right Choice Development and Construction is a Certified City of Houston Women Business Enterprise and operates within the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. In 2019, the company was named in GC Magazine among the Best Tenant Improvement (office) Contractors in Houston. In 2023, GC Magazine listed Right Choice among the Best Retail Contractors in Houston, Texas. Danielle sits on the board of the Katy Area Economic Development Council as Vice Chair and is a member of the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA). She is active in the Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce.