I want to teach young people the importance of traditions and remembering their early experiences. Some of my most valued possessions are the pictures I took 40 years ago. If you are a young person and want to get into the construction industry I applaud you. Contact me for any help or advice you may need. I want to help foster and bring back mentoring and apprenticeships. I will soon be introducing a 2-year program for young people desiring to make the trades their career. If you are an existing professional and want to support this cause, please also contact me for ways to help.
Inner City Ministries
I was the volunteer coordinator for Inner City Ministries' Adopt-A-Block program, circa 1984
I think I was 18 here and I still have that Estwing hammer! Circa 1980
First Roof Tear-off
This was my first solo roof tear-off and somehow I was supposed to lead volunteers to do it :) We made it through and as far as I know, it is still holding up, circa 1983
My First Demolition Job
This is the first house I ever tore down and hired John Wright, pictured here, to help haul it off with his dump truck. This was on Georgia Ave in Chattanooga before the Veterans Bridge was built. I still have the cast iron street post sign that we accidentally ran over :) circa 1984
My First Log Home
The first log home that I ever built circa 1989 It was for Ann Coulter of Chattanooga, TN
Habitat for Humanity Article
I helped start Habitat for Humanity in Chattanooga. This is an article about the first home we built. I was the volunteer and construction coordinator. I think this was 1987 maybe 1988.