Windemuller

Employee Success Stories


At Windemuller, we are committed to the growth and development of our employees. Every member of our work family has a unique story about their path to Windemuller and how they’ve grown.

Read their words below!

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JAMES, Communications Account Manager

"Windemuller is extremely loyal to their employees and always gives opportunities to grow and keep advancing."

"I came to Windemuller almost by fate. As I neared the end of high school back in 2008, I didn’t know what I wanted to do for a career. I knew that college wasn’t the right fit for me, but I wasn’t sure what I should pursue instead. At my graduation party, I had a conversation with my cousin, who worked at Windemuller at the time. He said they were hiring a communications apprenticeship and encouraged me to apply.

Throughout high school, I’d worked for the dad of one of my friends, doing roofing, drywall, and other residential construction work. I didn’t have a ton of experience, but I got the job and the employees at Windemuller really took an interest in helping me learn and grow. In those early years, I spent a lot of time doing on-the-job training with my foreman, just learning the ropes of the industry. I caught on quickly, and three or four years in, I was starting to run jobs by myself.

Windemuller is extremely loyal to their employees and always gives opportunities to grow and keep advancing. I went from being a communications apprentice to a foreman to an account manager in less than nine years. Over time, I’ve had opportunities to work with people in every department at the company, and everyone shares the same philosophy of working as a team and helping others succeed. It’s a great environment to be in, and it makes work feel like home."
 


 

JOHN, VP of Electrical Services

"In my eyes, the best thing about Windemuller is how it allows employees to grow from first-year apprentices into company leaders—just like I did."

"Today, I’m Windemuller’s Vice President of Electrical Services. Years ago, though, I was just like many of our other entry-level workers: a first-year apprentice learning the ropes of the field. My first chapter with Windemuller didn’t last long. After a quick stint from 1993 until 1994, I took another job to be closer to home. While I was out getting experience in the oil fields and working with other contractors, though, Windemuller was always ready to welcome me back. I rejoined the team in 2002 as a project manager, and the rest is history.

My return to Windemuller was motivated by a search for a leadership responsibilities, I got the chance to shift my focus “from projects to people,” managing electrical teams and mentoring new talent. In my eyes, the best thing about Windemuller is how it allows employees to grow from first-year apprentices into company leaders—just like I did.

That’s the culture here. We want people to be successful. We believe in promoting from within. It’s not unusual for people to have been here for 20 or 30 years starting as field techs and growing to company leaders. You see people retire from here. It’s really unique. But as we grow, there are so many opportunities for new leaders. The future leaders of this company are probably already working here."
 


 

NATHAN, Service Technician

"I know that Windemuller has a culture of advancement and growth, and that someday I’ll move beyond my role as a service technician for bigger and better things."

"When I came to Windemuller as a first-year apprentice in 2014, I was 18 years old and following in my father’s footsteps. My dad had worked at Windemuller for years, moving up the ladder from a service role to an account manager position. After a year or two, though, I decided to forge my own path and left Windemuller for a job at another electrical contracting company. I was enticed by a higher salary, but I quickly realized that I was missing the Windemuller culture. I missed Windemuller’s familial atmosphere, absolute commitment to safety and quality, and variety of projects. As I started my own family, I also began to feel that Windemuller’s employee benefits—from insurance to 401(k) matching—were a cut above what other companies in the industry were offering.

Before long, I came up with a plan: build up some more experience, earn my journeyman electrician license, and then return to Windemuller. Now I’m 22 years old and happy to be back with the company where I got my start, working alongside my dad, my brother, and a team of people who care. And this time, I’m sticking around for good. After watching my dad move up at the company over the years, I know that Windemuller has a culture of advancement and growth, and that someday I’ll move beyond my role as a service technician for bigger and better things."