Each month, we’ll go behind the scenes with one of our amazing employees here at R.W. Murray Co. For March, we get to know Deena Van Allen, Project Assistant, a little better!

Deena Van Allen

Position at RWM: Project Assistant

Years at RWM: 5


Favorite Food: Tacos

Favorite App: Instagram

Favorite Sports Team: Washington Nationals

Favorite Movie: Princess Bride

Favorite Author: Dr. Seuss

Hidden Talents: www.etsy.com/shop/hazeleyeddyes

Motto or Personal Mantra: You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

One item you’d bring to a desert island: Swiss Army Knife

If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?: Mother Teresa

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? Depends how much money

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Great things come out of patience


What is the best part about working at R.W. Murray Co.? 

My coworkers are like family.

I chose the construction industry because? 

I didn’t. It chose me!

What is your proudest moment at R.W. Murray Co.? 

Celebrating my 5 year Anniversary!

How do you balance your career at R.W. Murray Co. and family? 

Having two little kids at home is pretty hard to balance. Someone is always sick. So we do the best we can and we are lucky to have family near by and managers that understand.

If you could switch your job with anyone else within R.W. Murray Co., whose job would you want? 

Completely content with my position.