PROTO Profiles: Janell Sitler


Get to know PROTO Construction’s Project Specialist, Janell Sitler!

My name is Janell Sitler.

I have worked at PROTO since June 2015.

Something you’ll always find on my desk is Hot Sauce.

The coolest PROTO project I worked on was they’re all cool!

On a Saturday afternoon you’ll find me at the gym or meal prepping.

My most loved tool is a fork!

Something useful I learned from my parents is everyone matters; no one person is better than another.

Something I learned from a co-worker is stay strong and don’t let anyone bring me down.

PROTO is where I work because Hunter created a vision and I believe in making it happen!

I’m currently working on implementing brand new software called ProContractor. My job requires me to be involved in every project PROTO completes. Right now we have multiple jobs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. They range from private residential to nationally-recognized commercial companies. I handle permits, insurance, contracts, and assist with invoicing. My hands are in everything!

Q&A With Janell

Q: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your 2 years of experience at PROTO?

A: Construction is hard—but well worth every bit of effort!


Q: How are you known to the PROTO team?

A: I’m the persistent one…and the one who is usually singing and smiling.


Q: How did you start your career in construction?

A: I studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of York and worked in the design field for five years. I felt the construction side was more my speed.


Q: What has working at PROTO taught you?

A: Every day you learn something new and you have to push your limits and knowledge.


Q: What hobbies do you have?

A: I’m a meal prep fanatic. I prep meals for the entire week. I love to eat healthy and go to the gym. My hubby and I enjoy walking our two dogs Venti and Coffee. You can find me drinking a cold brew coffee almost any moment of the weekend.


Q: Name an achievement (personal or professional) that makes you proud.

A: Personal: I coach the cheerleaders at Manheim Central High School. I looked up to the coach I had in high school and hope I can be the same kind of role model for the girls I coach.

Professional: I am also training to compete in my first figure competition.


Q: If you could pass on one bit of knowledge (#protoscollegeofknowledge) to someone who might not respect or understand the work you do, what would you tell them?

A: We listen, work hard, and make the job happen. When you work in construction, you wear a many hats. They range from being a babysitter and a firefighter to being a salesperson and cheerleader. At the end of the day, though, we’re one big family and we work hard toward a shared vision.