It’s January! We’re thrilled to be highlighting Christy Dufault, who has been with Madrone for five years this month. Christy’s estimating efforts are vital to our design and construction teams. She brings her positivity to every interaction. Thanks for all your hard work, Christy!

Christy and her husband Justin during a trip to Norway.

How long have you worked at Madrone?

5 years!

What is your favorite thing about working at Madrone?

I get to work with a great group of people who are all dedicated to creating beautiful environments, and we have a lot of fun along the way!

What do you enjoy most about your job/specialization?

I’m fortunate that I get to live and work in such a beautiful area and as part of my job I get to visit all of these hidden gems around the county.

What is your favorite Madrone project and why?

My favorite projects are the ones that start with a blank slate. Seeing a site completely transform from bare ground to a lush green garden is so rewarding.

What is your favorite, or least favorite, plant and why?

I can’t say that I have a favorite plant – I like them all! As a plant procurer I come across a lot of cool and unusual plants and I’m always trying new things out in my own yard.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

On the weekends, you’ll find me either working in my garden or (sadly, not as much these days) out at any one of the many great breweries or wineries we have here in SLO county.

Give us a fun fact about you!

I really love sharks. I did a shark cage dive once, a long time ago, and I will never forget the experience of being in the water and watching a shiver of sharks circle up from the ocean depths. I highly recommend it.