After spending several summers working in my grandfather's woodshop, I signed up for drafting in high school. I won the Waverly High School Industrial Arts Award my sophomore and senior years for excellence in mechanical drafting.
While I chose the path of mechanical over architectural drafting, I continued woodworking with my grandfather. He used to tell me "anyone can call themselves a carpenter, but if you do it well, you'll be a crafstman." Then again, he also used to say "I've cut this board three times and it's still too short." He taught me many important lessons over the years and none more important than this: any job worth doing is worth doing right.
Many years later, home repair and remodeling became a hobby that turned into a passion that has evolved into an opportunity for me to best serve my community while allowing me the time I need to focus on my family.