After growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, I began my first career in the restaurant business. Working for TGI Friday’s as a manager and Applebee’s as a General Manager, I learned the skills necessary for managing multiple people and tasks at the same time. Directing upwards of one hundred combined employees, managers, and vendors, I learned the daunting task of managing people and leveraging their abilities to provide a consistent product for the customer while being mindful of the need for profitability.
I began my work in the construction field with a broom in my hand and I don’t mind saying it was a bit humbling. As I transitioned from restaurants to construction, I worked for a commercial construction company that built restaurants. During my short time in their employment, I found that I had a natural gift for construction and that my experience in the restaurant business gave me a propensity for being sensitive to the customer’s needs. This is very unique to the construction industry. I ventured out on my own with two weeks of work and a desire to provide a quality product in a timely manner as well as provide superior customer satisfaction. Seventeen years and thousands of projects later, we continue to do it the same as we did in the beginning, only better.