“I never anticipated working at Windemuller, or even working in this industry. I was going to school to get my accounting degree and I needed a job. On a whim, I sent my resume to Windemuller. They told me that there wasn’t a position available but that they would keep my resume on file in case something opened up in the future. I just appreciated them for responding at all, so I followed up with a simple thank-you email. Later that same day, they called me and asked me to come in for an interview.
Even though they didn’t technically have a position available, Windemuller took a chance and hired me. I spent a couple of months with the company doing odds and ends stuff: answering phones, doing paperwork, working with project managers; things like that. After the semester was over Windemuller was gracious enough to offer me a full-time position as a receptionist. Windemuller was very helpful in working with my schedule while I finished my accounting degree.
Slowly, Windemuller became my home. After I’d been with the company for about a year and a half, they offered me a position as electrical designer. I had some CAD experience, so I took the job. Fast-forward six and a half years and I’ve grown more here than I ever would have expected. I did electrical design for six years, went back to school to get my construction management degree, and now I’m a project manager. Windemuller is a great place to work and I feel like I have so many opportunities to keep moving forward in the company. I truly feel like the sky is the limit with Windemuller. ”
Learn more about Jessica’s path to success in this video from the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area.