I have been in the building business all of my adult life. When I was 12 my family moved to Indiana from northern Maine. My father decided upon a career change and that change was from being a school systems superintendent to becoming a home builder. I had a great uncle that built homes and another uncle was living here in Fort Wayne also building homes so that helped in the decision. Growing up with my father building houses I did get some bits and pieces about how it all came together. Tagging along once in a while, talking to the workers and seeing how it all process and parts came together became an influence upon me. I always liked to tinker and take things apart and sometimes not get them back together. That curiosity kept my mind working all the time trying to come up with better ways to do things.
I thought that engineering would be a good path for my higher education and I applied and got accepted into the Purdue University program. As I went through the engineering program I decided the true essence of being an engineer wasn’t for me. I switched majors and graduated with an Organizational Leadership degree. After college I worked in the family business, doing finished carpentry at first then moving into the management of building projects. The cycles of the building business can be difficult to financially deal with however the well-managed company I worked for was able to handle the slow cycles and come out stronger each time.
I really do care about the clients. It is important for me to understand their wants and needs and with that information I can usually match up a product that will fit. I have been a member the local Home Builders Association and did become their president. I have served as a state and national director for the association. I pride myself on the knowledge of building codes and realizing what can and can’t be done in the construction of a home. I have been a Certified Green Professional which is a designation that comes with training on constructing an energy efficient home. With the years of experience and knowledge I have, I am confident I can handle about any project.