Our people make us who we are.

Here at HBW, we’re a team — but we’re also a group of unique individuals. To showcase our individual strengths, we’ll be spotlighting a different employee each month. These are the people who help make us, well, us.

Name: Penny Amboy

Job Title: Project Engineer

Years at HBW: 6 years

Total years experience: 16 years



What excites you most about the work you do?

I’m directly motivated by seeing the results of my efforts translate into a physical object. I enjoy every aspect of product design, but nothing makes me happier than seeing the actual design come to reality.

I also love learning new things which is why I love being on a team. At the beginning of a project, we have a pre-construction kick-off (internal) meeting to discuss the project and talk about what is expected of each person on the team. We all work together to refine those expectations into one final plan. Being open to what others have to say and seeing new and exciting ways others think outside the box, keeps me interested in the work I’m doing.

What do you like best about working at HBW?

I like and love my job because people care about me as a person and about my professional growth. There is a genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals all revolving around helping the client meet their expectations in a project.

I also like feeling a sense of accomplishment when I am up against a deadline and we only have one shot to get it right, and it turns out better than we could have imagined. As well as, having a boss that appreciates the work I do and always thanks me for the hard work at the end of the day. It always feels good being appreciated.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on so far?

I think Cornerstone Inter Faith (CCI) project and Goodwill School project have been my favorite so far.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I really love being productive as often as I can, including my days off. However, I do know that my body and mind require a break every now and again, so I have to force myself to relax sometimes. I do cross-stitch which develops my creativity and self-discipline and has been a great way for me to de-stress after a long day. Putting the last stitch on a piece gives me the same sense of satisfaction of snapping in the last piece of a large jigsaw puzzle into place, only better, because instead of tearing it apart to put back in the box, I have something I can show off on my wall, or share as a gift for friends and family.

Anything else you think prospective employees should know about HBW?

It’s a place that ultimately demands excellence while still allowing a healthy and positive work environment.