Most summers and evenings through high school were spent working construction (with a little hunting, fishing and dirt bike riding in between). Think re-roofing 3 story homes without fall protection, removing asbestos siding without a respirator, changing electrical services. Live electrical services. I cringe to think of my time cleaning chimneys on 3 story slate roofs, on the side of hills in November, in the freezing rain as it got darker and darker. “Chim, chimney, Chim, chim, cher-ee” was not for me!
Whilst a senior in high school I started my own remodeling business. People hired me. Crazy I know. Today we can’t even hire kids to cut our lawn without breaking a child labor law. Let’s not get started on that topic… After getting married, very young (I still think my wife broke a law or two there somewhere) I moved to the “big city” of Erie, PA and started working in commercial construction. Framing third shift in Erie, in the winter, as a newlywed. Let the good times roll.
After years of development work, production homes and then custom homes along Lake Erie, we decided it was time for a change. Fast forward to North Carolina. We felt like we were finally home as we eventually settled in the South Brunswick Island area of beautiful North Carolina. We are now well into our second decade here which allows me to build some of the nicest homes for even nicer clients. As a residential/commercial builder I handle new projects, large and small, as well as major renovations, additions and upfits.