A trained architect with a passion for details, process-oriented, and problem-solving, Jen Robitaille joined Windover Construction as a project manager in 2013. Jen was recently promoted to Senior Project Manager. She combines her wealth of design knowledge and project management expertise to lead her teams in an efficient and collaborative manner. Jen is responsible for every aspect of the project from preconstruction through to substantial completion. She most recently was the project manager for three projects at St. John’s Prep: the Wellness Center; Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center; and Brother Benjamin Hall Middle School.
In her spare time, Jen loves being active, whether it’s cross-fit training at her family’s gym, watching her daughter practice gymnastics, hiking, or traveling. During her family’s travels to foreign countries, they enjoy learning about different cultures. As part of this, her family makes it a point to visit local schools to provide school supplies and to interact with the students by reading stories and playing with them. Their next adventure will take them to Peru to hike Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain this June, and they are also planning their biggest adventure yet—to hike Mount Kilimanjaro in 2020. Jen lives with her husband and daughter on the North Shore.
What is your favorite thing about working at Windover?
It’s definitely the people! From the very top down, everyone at Windover is passionate about what they do day in and day out. My colleagues have an incredible amount of respect, trust, and compassion for one another, and it shows in the way we collaboratively work to build great things together.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Being a problem-solver, I love to dig into the details and problem solve by collaboratively working as a team with both our internal and external partners. A part of my job that I value and enjoy is making new, long-lasting relationships internally and externally. In my role, projects have a long duration which allows me to really get to know my colleagues, my design team, my trade partners, my clients, and everyone involved with the project. You really become a family after spending so many months working together. What is most fulfilling for me is that we all maintain those relationships after a project is complete.
If you were building your dream home, what would it include?
My dream home would include a large library full of books. My daughter and I enjoy reading all genres of books. Currently, we are reading non-fiction books to learn about other countries, cultures, and people. This is helping us as we plan our next trips to Peru and Tanzania!
What has been your favorite community service project?
My favorite community service project has been working with Wellspring House. For the past five years, I have organized Windover’s team of volunteers to set up the toy store for Wellspring’s annual Holiday House, as well as coordinated our toy drive to donate for this event. This amazing organization is so welcoming to everyone who enters their doors and makes an incredible impact on our local communities by providing long-term career and housing support to women and families in need.