Biography

Born in the late 1950s of recent immigrant parents, and raised in the rural mid­west, I developed the love and respect of hard work that I still have today. From an early age, I wanted to be an artist, and, after a couple of years Bering sea crab fishing, and logging in British Columbia, I eventually attended Kent State University as a studio art major. After two years, however, a more realistic attitude led me into engineering. I worked full­time in a machine shop to fund my college, and eventually earned an AAS in mechanical engineering technology.
 

A couple of years behind a desk drove me to join the US Navy, where I served in many leadership positions, and truly learned what it takes to build and maintain an effective team. I received numerous awards and
commendations and served in Operation Desert Storm. After leaving the Navy, I returned to construction, having been involved with carpentry since my youth. I had the good fortune to work for a very good home remodeler, and for a time, the even better fortune to work for a really bad one.

 

I became a licensed contractor in 2001. For the first several years, I worked with only one or two helpers and performed all facets of home remodeling myself, including framing, electrical, plumbing, tile, drywall, and many other trades. In the last few years, I have put together a solid team that has allowed me to spend more time with design and customer service. I bring not only an intimate knowledge of all trades and a strong engineering background to your job, but the design sense of the artist I always wanted to be. I currently live In Vista, CA with my wife and two young sons.