People Spotlight: Meet Ashley Buchanan

People Spotlight: Meet Ashley Buchanan

Each quarter, we spotlight employees who live out our core values every day. This quarter we are highlighting Assistant Project Manager Ashley Buchanan! Ashley joined Windover in 2019 and has shown she is an inherent leader, tenacious, and always willing to give a helping hand. She is not afraid to ask questions in an effort to really understand something and has worked hard to gain a lot of knowledge in the industry. Ashley not only adds value to our projects and culture, but she also strives to make it better. “Ashley is extremely caring of others, passionate and driven in whatever she does, and is always trying to improve,” shared one of her teammates. “It’s been a pleasure working with Ashley and I look forward to watching her career continue to grow.”

We asked Ashley to share a few things about herself and her time at Windover:

What is your favorite thing about working at Windover?

Windover truly values cross-discipline problem-solving, incorporating VDC technology in our projects to be more efficient and mitigate risk. While this is already a significant cross-discipline approach, we’re also utilizing leadership development experts to bring in hands-on interpersonal training, enhance communication, and optimize processes in a meaningful way across our company.

What is your favorite part of your job?

As an APM I do a lot of answer-seeking through troubleshooting, research, and verification with insight from the Windover team and trade partners. I love that the nature of the work fosters curiosity and working through puzzles.

What is your favorite part about working with your team?

Our team shines when things get tricky, they’re excellent problem solvers and truly believe the only silly question is the one that is never asked. The project we’re working on now is on a difficult, tight site with ample complex and unforeseen obstacles. It’s been inspiring to be on a team that consistently seeks opportunities to capitalize on setbacks to move the project forward.

What is your current favorite thing to do in your free time?

I’m a sucker for estate sales – I always have my eyes peeled for fun glassware and unique pieces of furniture to refinish/reupholster. I also just started taking painting classes which have been a helpful tool to decompress and explore creativity.

If you were building your dream home, what would it include?

My dream home is a craftsman-style fixer-upper. Set back from the road with a large front porch, energy efficient windows, it’s well insulated, fiber cement siding, hardwood floors, fun little nooks and crannies, loads of natural light, an inviting kitchen with ample counter space, and a modest backyard for lawn parties. Not that I think about it all the time or anything…