Penny Gotto grew up on Vancouver Island. Her grandfather was a ship builder and her dad was in the window industry … so maybe it was genetic? Penny moved to Whistler, BC in 1997 and worked for Whistler Blackcomb as a supervisor in the operations department before transitioning into the maintenance division and finding her true love for building. She has always loved to get her hands dirty and to see the fruit of her labours materialize into something concrete. Working in the outdoors makes her smile.
Penny completed an apprenticeship with Vision Pacific Contracting out of Whistler. She apprenticed under some master craftsmen and worked on some multi million dollar homes. She then worked as a project manager for Wide Open Welding in Pemberton and learned more about steel structures than she ever anticipated. When Penny moved to the Sunshine Coast of BC in 2011 she had already been running Green Vista Contracting as a sole proprietor for a couple years. She incorporated the company in 2013.
Penny is a member of the RCMSAR or coast guard auxiliary out of Pender Harbour. She loves being out on the water or in the garden. Most importantly she strongly believes in fun, and that if you are having fun you are always going to do your best, so she encourages that in the workplace.