Vidaris welcomed Amy Peevey to the Building Envelope team last month. Amy is running the division's Houston, TX office as Regional Director. Below are some fun facts about her.
Where do you live? What's your commute like?
AP: I live close to downtown Houston in the historic Houston Heights area. My commute is about as good as it gets, ~15 minutes each way in the opposite direction of traffic.
What's the food you can't live without?
AP: The two basic food groups: chocolate and coffee
Favorite lunch spot?
If you had a super power what would it be?
AP: Hindsight. Though, I now see that is not an effective or helpful superpower. 😉
Tell us about your family.
AP: In 2 words…motley crew. My immediate family growing up is comprised of 6 siblings (half and whole) from three marriages. I am the youngest and “only child” (single child from the third marriage). I have two son’s: Damion and Zachary. Damion is an eternal Peter Pan who is 25 going on 15 and Zachary is the consummate leader who is 15 going on 45. My current family is blessed, in-laws and blood relatives all love each other unconditionally.
AP: Notre Dame Cathedral
Most relatable tv character?
AP: I always related to Jo from Facts of Life growing up…I will leave it to your imagination as to why as you get to know me. 😊
Best piece of advice you have received?
AP: Always learn and create, you are never done
Favorite school subject?
AP: Math (with Art as a close runner-up)
Animal you most resemble?
Favorite vacation spot?
AP: New Zealand, a beautiful country of wonderful people
3 things you can't live without:
AP: Hugs, family & friends, and being outdoors
Any weird quirks?
AP: Surprisingly, though I am a full-blooded Texan who was born and raised in this great state, I do not have an accent. In fact, I talk fast (mostly because my mouth is trying to keep up with my brain), which most people interpret as a northeastern speech trait.
What are you currently reading?
AP: The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus. My son was reading it for school and it sparked my interest, as well as provided a discussion topic with a 15 year old. Win-win!
Early riser or night owl?
AP: Early Riser
iPhone or Android?
Favorite office memory so far?
AP: In my official third day here, it is that I feel “at home” and welcome with so much energy and synergy throughout the company.
What made you want to be a Director at Vidaris?
AP: The company ambition and diversity, extensive level of company-wide expertise, Vidaris customer service-centered culture, and existing service lines that closely mirror my own.
Tell us more about your position:
AP: As regional director, I will be developing the building enclosure practice within the new construction, existing building, and dispute service lines. I wear many hats, love my career, and am looking forward to a long future here.
If you weren't a Director at Vidaris, or in the AEC industry in general, what would you be doing?