Each quarter, we spotlight two employees – one from the field and one from the office – who live out our core values every day. This quarter, we are spotlighting Superintendent Drew Andersen from the field! Drew joined Windover in 2014 as an Assistant Superintendent and quickly grew in his career as a part of some our most challenging projects. Drew just completed the Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA in Gloucester, MA – a new 65,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility that included an Olympic-size pool, wood floor gymnasium, and 9,000 square feet of fitness space. Throughout the project, Drew and the team overcame significant challenges and unforeseen circumstances to bring it to a successful finish. The YMCA facility was being built concurrently with Halyard, a multiunit development on the same site, and the Halyard project team remarked on how Drew was earning and preserving trust through his dedication and hard work: “Even during final closeout stages, he was performing working tasks on his own to help closeout project. He has put in a tremendous amount of hours and personal time to push the YMCA project forward.” Way to go, Drew!
We caught up with Drew to learn more about his experience at Windover:
What is your favorite thing about working at Windover?
My favorite part about working at Windover is definitely the people.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love to be able to find solutions and overcome challenges to make a project successful.
What is your favorite part about working with your team?
Everyone shares their insights into challenges and has a willingness to help so we can deliver the projects our clients envisioned.
If you were building your dream home, what would it include?
It would have lots of land with great views and space to build a family compound
What is your favorite way to get involved with the community?
My family has always worked with children in need, from taking in and caring for children in need to working with the community action program for our county where we aided in the early childhood development department with preschool and head start programs. We also enjoy working with special needs children, have helped to build classrooms, and my wife volunteered to drive the school bus for the children whose families could not afford cars to help them to and from school. We also work with the local food pantries and hunt for the hungry program