This month’s employee spotlight features Senior Estimator, Amy Hinck – AKBD. Amy has been with Castle for 10 years and has donned many hats during her time with Castle. Before joining Castle, Amy worked for a smaller remodeling company.
Amy Hinck spent many summers during her teenage years pouring concrete and working on other masonry jobs with her dad in northern Minnesota. That experience along with her interest in drawing, math, and wanting to help bridge the communication gap between trades and designers, prompted her to move to Minneapolis to obtain her B.A. in Architecture. She is also certified as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer and a LEED Green Associate.
Since joining the residential remodeling industry in 2005, Amy has worked as a drafter, designer, project manager, store manager, and design manager. She strives to balance aesthetics, function, cost, and sustainability. Amy loves knowing that our efforts greatly improve the daily lives of our clients and helping the Castle team by focusing on numbers.
It’s a good thing she and her husband have already remodeled their own home, because outside of work her two young children keep her busy! She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going for walks and working out, watching sitcoms, traveling, appreciating art and nature, and reading.
Our marketing team sat down with Amy to get to know her a little more, here’s what she had to say:
What are three fun facts about you?
- I am in a monthly pizza club (informal with friends).
- I have played softball every year since I was 10 (except when pregnant and another due to Covid).
- I have a dog named Calvin.
Why did you choose this profession?
It involves math and drawing. Each project is a puzzle to solve. Work closely with individuals and families.
Can you share an industry related piece of advice for remodeling pros?
Get things in writing- make task or goal lists, notes from meetings, sign offs from clients or city officials. And leave things better than you found them.
What inspires you?
Seeing craftsmanship and beauty- in a man-made built world and in nature. People.
What is the best advice you have received?
Give it time. You can do anything you put your mind to. Be respectful and try to see things from others’ perspectives.
Can you share your favorite quote?
I’m not worried bout it.
-My 2.5 year old. (something I’m striving to be better at)