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People Spotlight: Meet Tyler Virden

Tyler Virden joined Windover in October 2008 as a project manager and one of only twelve employees! As the company grew, so did his role. Tyler is now Director of Project Management. In this role, Tyler wears many hats—from leading preconstruction phases, to acting as a project executive throughout the lifecycle of a project, to working day-to-day with his Project Management team to ensure they are aligned for success.

Tyler has lived and built projects all over the country, including Arizona, California, Washington, Louisiana, and Florida, but was happy to return to the North Shore where he was born and raised. Tyler now lives in Essex with his wife and two boys. In his free time, he enjoys spending time boating around Cape Ann, biking, or backpacking with his sons.

What is your favorite thing about working at Windover?
The people and the sense of community are the best parts about working at Windover. I work with a great team of people every day and I get to build locally in my community.

What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of this job is when we are in the planning and preconstruction phases of a design-build project. I enjoy the complexity of it—working with the design team to figure out the needs and expectations that need to be met to get that shovel in the ground.

If you were building your dream home, what would it include?
My dream home would be a Craftsman design and all about location! It would be on the ocean with dock access, and have acreage for dogs and kids to roam. And it would of course have to be on the North Shore. I was raised here and I can’t imagine raising my kids anywhere else.

What has been your favorite community service project?
This is tough to answer because Windover has participated in so many great community service projects. If I had to choose one, I would have to say it was the Windover beach clean-ups. We’ve visited several beaches, usually in Salem or Beverly, and spend the day outside, cleaning up a local spot. It’s also an opportunity for the kids to run off some energy!

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