Get to know PROTO Construction’s Finance Manager, Tammy Bennett!


My name is Tammy Bennett.

I have worked at PROTO since April 2016.

Something you’ll always find on my desk is stacks of paper. Organized chaos.

My favorite lunch is sushi.

The coolest PROTO project I’ve worked on was implementing the ProContractor software.

On a Saturday afternoon you’ll find me spending time with Chloe (my granddaughter), cooking, baking, or meditating.

My most loved tool is my cell phone.

Something useful I learned from a co-worker is work can be fun even in stressful times.

PROTO is where I work because I believe in the vision of Hunter Johnson.

It’s my job to radiate good energy! I’m a financial professional and I handle all the duties that come with the title. I am also the Human Resources go-to and handle benefits, payroll processing, employee issues, and new hires. My favorite part this job is the day-to-day interactions with the people of TONO Group and working on complex financial reports.



Q&A with Tammy

Q: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your 30 years of experience?

A: It’s important to know the audience you’re speaking to—within your organization and externally.


Q: How are you known to the PROTO team?

A: Office therapist. Janell says that I’m amazing.


Q: What is your construction background?

A: Prior to coming to PROTO, I worked in residential construction in the early part of my career and I also spent 12 years working in civil engineering.


Q: What has working at PROTO taught you?

A: That you can work in a construction zone and get something done!


Q: While on the job, I can most often be found/heard/seen doing what?

A: Diligently working on ProContractor and new internal financial processes.


Q: What hobbies do you have? How do you spend your time outside of work?

A: I’m a Reiki Practitioner. I belong to a writing group. I love to read. And I love spending time with my granddaughter.


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

A: Acquiring my Reiki Level 2 Practitioner certification.


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: The behind-the-scenes work can be overlooked when you do not work day-to-day on a project and perhaps there are not always tangible, visible results, however—please do not forget to remind those team members of their value to the big picture!