Thursday, March 10, 2011

An Introduction

Seven years of part time construction
 plus eight years of full time construction
equals a lot of experience, a lot of amazing clients, and a whole lot of stories.

I have been working in the construction industry for all of my adult life. Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I am young. And yes, I can do the work myself. Most of the new people I meet make many assumptions, I am the proverbial book with the very misleading cover. So, to start things off, let's look over the facts:

1. My father was not in construction and he did not teach me what I know....actually he was TERRIBLE at both driving a car and working on home improvement projects
(I will; however, give him full credit for igniting my career...a story I plan to share)

2. My husband did not "get me into" construction. It was, in fact, me that pulled him
into this business. He has been working in this field for 10 years.

3. I am not the secretary or the payroll lady in this company. You can talk to me about
issues on the jobsite rather than having to wait and find one of the guys.

I LOVE this job!
Design and building runs through my veins. I am very passionate about my work. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing the needs of a client, designing a plan to fit those needs, and then following through with the building of that plan. After it's all! I've just completed my own form of art that will out live me, something that will be a backdrop to the lives of others for years and years to come.

I work in new construction, floorplan design, interior design, and remodeling.
Home renovations are my favorite projects. I love seeing a structure and immediately looking through the years of wear, and the changes in how families have functioned over the decades, to recognize the potential. I can see it finished already. My mind becomes a flurry of ideas. I'm overwhelmed with excitement, I can see through the bad, through the mess of the upcoming construction, through the obstacles,
and I can see the beauty of what will be.

All of my talents and abilities are a gift from God.
He is THE designer and builder. I often think that He must view us much like a renovation - originally designed with a great purpose, weathered from the years of storms, having layers that will be peeled back to restore the original beauty, and seeing some changes that will take place in order to bring it to its full potential. Renovations are very symbolic of my relationship with my God.

I have had many opportunities to work on some great projects. I am looking forward to keeping a journal of those projects from the past along with current jobs we are working on. My hope is to share my experiences, photos, and stories, and to encourage other women to try those things
 they are sure they can't do.


  1. I am thankful that you have allowed God to work through you to bless us!!

  2. You are not just creative, but original in your ideas and materials! You rock!

  3. I look forward to reading this journal. Should be interesting! :)