My Story - The Boy Inside Us All

My favorite childhood memories are of creating something from nothing.   When building a treehouse, I'd see it complete in my mind before the first board was nailed or piece of sheet metal was added to the roof.  Then I'd have to choose the perfect tree -- broad, solid limbs, low to the ground, but not too low. Not the nearest tree either, or the tallest, but the coolest tree in the most perfect place.  My friends and I all had the same drive, and we built a lot of tree houses, only to tear them down and rebuild them somewhere better.  I hope my son will have the same fun in his childhood, using his imagination to build his dreams.
 
Even as a teenager, working as a lifeguard at the local pool, I never lost the desire to make things happen.  What does working at the pool have to do with building?  Well, in addition to blowing the whistle at the kids running, I rebuilt the block clubhouse and repaired the concrete lining of the pool.   Ah, the days of making minimum wage to sit in the sun.
 
The path to becoming a home inspector and general contractor hasn't always been clear or easy, but I enjoy the challenge.   I love to help families learn the condition of their home.  I love to teach investors how to maintain and upgrade their properties.  I love to show sellers how to make their house more presentable.  I love to help commercial owners discover the potential of their buildings.  And I'd love to help you.   Call me, and we'll do some property detective work!
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Business Principles - how we all relate to one another is key:

  • The Golden Rule: Treating others as I would want to be treated. (Luke 6:31)
  • Honesty in all dealings, even when that is not to my advantage. (Proverbs 3:32)
  • Mutual accountability with others who follow Christian business practices. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
  • Diligent, objective service at a fair price. (Proverbs 22:29)
  • Prompt payment of bills when due. (Proverbs 3:27-28)
  • Operating with a margin of flexibility in both budgeting and scheduling. (Hebrews 13:5)

References:
Burkett, Larry. Business By the Book. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990. Swenson, Richard. Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. Navpress Publishing Group, 1995Return to Top


About My Logo - the oak tree story:  

Raleigh was named for Sir Walter Raleigh who, in the 1580's, attempted to establish the first English Colony on the shores of the new world.
One of its nicknames is "The City of Oaks" for its many oak trees. Then there's the fact that my wife hated my original names that I came up with so "City of Oaks" it is!
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