Meet Andrea Roell
One of the longest-standing team members at Keystone, Construction Coordinator Andrea Roell believes time flies by when you’re having fun. From her diabolical plans to beat the project managers at euchre to stories about her cats, we can count on her to brighten up any room. She’s an irreplaceable thread in the fabric of our company history, and that’s why we’re interested in more than the great work she brings to the office.
Q: How long have you been working at Keystone?
A: Over 10 years. It is mind boggling to realize it has been that long. Time really flies by. During this time I have seen our company’s team expand, our projects become more sizeable and our company develop more procedures that have assisted in the company’s progress and success. Also, the launch of the Indy Eleven Team has been an exciting addition. I didn’t know anything about soccer until Indy Eleven’s inception. It has been a delight to see them progress each year into a winning team – which happened quickly!
Q: What little things make you happy from day to day?
A: Sunshine, smiles, laughter, spending time with my “framily” (which includes my friends, family, and furbabies).
Q: Who is the most influential person you know?
A: Jesus Christ because I consider him to be my creator and inspiration. The Bible states that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” I know things that happen in my life will eventually work out for my good. It may not happen as quickly as I want, but knowing that is a comfort and help with life’s disappointments. Someday when I meet my creator, I will have more of an understanding as to why things happen the way they do.
Q: What do you like to do during the summer?
A: Almost anything outside; gardening, outdoor festivals like Irvington Street Fair and Covered Bridge Festival, relaxing on the patio, watching birds, and vacationing, especially in the Smoky Mountains. I love the smell of that mountain air and wish I could bottle it up to take home. In the future, a trip to the Bahamas or Hawaii would be ideal.
Q: What is your favorite game?
A: Euchre. I have played euchre all my life – I don’t remember being taught to play. It’s like learning to walk or talk; it just happened. When I was the property manager of apartments, we implemented a euchre tournament for the residents. This enabled them to meet their neighbors and have fun at the same time! Everyone enjoyed it. Just recently, project director Bob Crowder and I hosted a euchre party for the Keystone team. It too was fun! I am very competitive when it comes to euchre and although I didn’t win that time, I plan to “bring it on” at the next party! I will be “in it to win it”!
Q: What are the main lessons you have learned in life?
A: There are a few. If you get mad, get over it quickly because you only hurt yourself by letting it brew inside. There are also a few Bible verses I try to live by: “Could any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?, Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” and “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen.” Last, laughter is the best medicine. I love laughing and seeing others laugh.