As May is National Military Appreciation Month, we wanted to recognize Aaron Yeaton, assistant superintendent, who courageously served our nation and continues to bring his kind demeanor, collaborative mentality, and work ethic to Windover’s job sites every day.
Aaron joined Windover as an assistant project manager in 2015 bringing with him a unique construction background gained from 15 years in the military working on building projects; he spent nine years in the US Navy Seabees followed by six years in the Air Force National Guard. In his time at Windover, Aaron moved from project management into his current role as assistant superintendent where he enjoys the opportunity to leverage his hands-on construction expertise to bring his clients’ vision to life. As assistant superintendent, Aaron was integral to supporting the construction for the new Hospice House for Care Dimensions and is currently working at Endicott College on a new 106,000 square-foot academic center.
When Aaron isn’t busy on the job site, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Jasper, and cat, Kimmie Koddles. When they can, they venture into the northern-most parts of Vermont where they own land. It is here that they enjoy time away at the lake, hiking and fishing. As someone who appreciates the building process, Aaron also enjoys woodworking and has handcrafted furniture including a dresser and toy boxes for his daughters, and jewelry boxes.
What is your favorite thing about working at Windover?
I really love the team here at Windover and the great people we have. It makes coming to work enjoyable each day. I’ve also been lucky to have great mentors in the field who have given me great opportunities to learn and support my growth as an assistant superintendent.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Part of my decision to move from assistant project manager to assistant superintendent was the ability to be onsite and be a part of the building process. It is really exciting to see how a drawing on paper becomes a tangible building, and to be a part of a team that is bringing this vision to life for our clients and partners.
If you were building your dream home, what would it include?
Ideally located somewhere up north, my dream home would be on a lake with lots of windows to take in the views. It would be a place for my family to gather and enjoy time away together.
What has been your favorite community service project?
During my active duty, I had the opportunity to participate in many Habitat for Humanity projects primarily on the West Coast, but also close to home in Lawrence, MA. I certainly enjoy building, and there is nothing more rewarding than building to improve peoples’ lives in the way that Habit for Humanity does. Veterans outreach has always been important to me and during my time in the military, as well as during my time with Windover, I’ve been involved with various veterans’ initiatives.