Featured Employee: Meet Joanne!
April 14, 2021
McKee Builders would be nothing without our team, because our team members are like family! That’s why we’re so happy to introduce you to Joanne Ware, our purchasing coordinator. Joanne has been part of the McKee family for over 11 years, and is the last stop in making sure your new home is built to your unique specifications. With her commitment to family, interest in home building (even after 11 years!), and joy in being a small part of someone’s new home journey, we consider ourselves lucky to have her. Learn a little more about Joanne…
What’s your relationship with McKee Builders? What do you love most about working here?
As the purchasing coordinator in the new homes division, I make sure that the selections for each home we build are correct and according to homeowners’ specifications. I work closely with our subcontractors to get them the proper paperwork before they start a job, and I confirm that contracts, costs, and selling prices are correct for everyone involved. Additionally, I help McKee sales reps and project managers on-site with various questions or issues that arise, and I address vendor questions and issues. I really enjoy the varied duties and being part of the process that brings people together with new homes for a wonderful new life. McKee has assembled a great team of new home professionals. Even through the pandemic – with everyone having to adjust to working so differently – we all pulled together and never missed a beat. It’s a great group of people!
Where did you grow up? Tell us about your family!
I grew up in various towns in Delaware County, PA with my brother and sister. I have three children and four grandsons. I am blessed to still have my parents as well.
How do you spend your free time? What do you do to relax?
With the pandemic limiting my free time activities these days, I purchased a membership to Longwood Gardens so that I have a beautiful place to walk and enjoy scenery without being in a crowd.
What do you wish other people knew about McKee Builders?
Firstly, McKee is a family-owned business and this culture filters to all its companies and employees. Secondly, McKee has genuine integrity in the quality of homes produced. It’s refreshing to work for such a great team of management and co-workers. This is why I’ve been here for 11+ years!
What would someone be surprised to know about you?
I absolutely love traveling when time and money permit… and when travel restrictions are lifted, of course. I enjoy experiencing other cultures and sightseeing historical places that are still standing today.
Tell us about someone you admire.
My father has end stage cancer and his attitude has been an inspiration. No matter what comes his way, a good attitude always prevails. This is something we can all aspire to achieve in all parts of our lives.
What inspires you and your work?
As I mentioned previously, I’m inspired by being a small part of the process of building someone’s new home. I enjoy learning about the construction process, and there is always something new to learn!
Thank you, Joanne, for everything you do for McKee Builders and for our homeowners! There’s no one we’d trust more to get the details of the construction process just right. For more information about our available homes and communities throughout Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, please contact us at 215-791-6948. We can’t wait to get started!