Women In Construction Week Featuring: Amanda Van Winkle

09 March, 22 / Project Spotlight

Meet Amanda Van Winkle, One of Sunland’s Estimators in our Tucson Office.


What is your title and division? 

Estimator, Tucson


Describe your position with Sunland.  What does a typical day look like for you? 

I am transitioning from a Project Coordinator to an Estimating position so I’m training someone all while being trained myself… there are no typical days at Sunland Tucson. However, in estimating I work to get bids turned around to the Project Consultants as quickly and accurately as possible.


How did you get interested in working in the construction field?

My family has worked in the construction industry my entire life, so I am no stranger to the job site. I like the reward of watching a project take shape from beginning to end and being proud of the results.


What is your experience in the construction industry? (Ex. What company did you come from? What positions have you previously held? Etc.)

I’ve worked mainly in administrative jobs. I worked for Lennar Homes many years ago and ran the office of a customer construction company for a few years. I’ve been in the asphalt industry specifically for 8 years and I don’t plan to leave any time soon.


What is your advice for other women looking to pursue a career in construction?

They’re more scared of you than you are of them.


As a woman in construction, what do you believe is the best part of your job?

Having the opportunity to learn and contribute my knowledge and experience to an already successful company.


If you could go back in time would you choose to work in construction? Why?

Growing up I always wanted to be a Marine Biologist so maybe I would have followed through with that more, but I have no regrets about having chosen construction.


How do you think Sunland can attract more women to the construction industry?

The female presence is growing here, and Sunland has open arms welcoming culture for women to succeed that speaks for itself.