They say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. I grew up with my Father being a General Contractor and have been around all aspects of construction nearly all my life. I genuinely enjoy working with my hands and with wood. My specialty for many years was 75% rough construction and 25% finish work. My company's main focus was framing with over 30 employees. We framed five spec homes every week at our peak except for the occasional 8-10,000 sqft homes, which could take months. Being hands-on involved with the construction of nearly 1000 homes and virtually every aspect at one time or another, I have gained a lot of knowledge. I lived in AZ when the housing bubble of '08 caused a lifestyle change, to say the least, for many people. The residential construction in my area was all second homes (vacation homes), and the building seemed to stop immediately; towns nearby were reporting as high as 31.3% unemployment rates.
I was very fortunate to get into a project at the beginning building a resort on the Colorado River near Needles, Ca. Upon project completion, I stayed with the company and oversaw all the construction and maintenance. The resort has grown to two full kitchens, three bars plus one portable bar, a general store, a marina, and an RV park. The owners are great people to work with and afforded me many opportunities for learning a more diverse skill set. I learned a lot about HVAC and am certified in a couple of specific tasks. I did a lot of preventative maintenance, repair and often completed the replacement of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. I often worked with electrical contractors and engineers while there and am 1000 hours shy of qualifying for my journeyman electrician's license. After all those years, the heat proved to be too much for me, and I moved to Montana. All along the way, I have done all my finished work, and over the last five years have honed in on those skills and challenged myself to new projects, from doing complete sets of cabinets for houses down to milling my lumber to countertops, window casings, and doors. It's only me on any given project anymore, and I'm much happier with things this way. I am very organized and efficient in my workflow, and I genuinely enjoy being able to start a project and see it through. If you've made it this far, thank you. Please contact us and send us an email. I'd love to be a part of turning your ideas into reality!