Born on the northwest side of Chicago, my father owned a successful commercial & residential construction business. Coming from a long line of Norwegian carpenters, for as long as I can remember it was assumed that my younger brothers and I would enter the family business. I remember us all listening to my father speak about the ins and outs of the construction business across the family dinner table. My father was a natural at setting and meeting clients expectations and shadowing him I was given the unique opportunity to observe how clients, subcontractors, and vendors conducted themselves and worked together to find solutions to problems.
When I was 13 the family moved to the Northwest suburbs to focus on the residential side of the business. Following graduation from Stevenson high school, I went right into the trades, starting as an apprentice and laborer for 3 years. I also gained useful experience working outside the family company as a carpenter for before returning to the family firm as a superintendent for 10 years.
In 2006, I was looking for a change and started my own home inspection business and for almost 10 years I performed residential home inspection services throughout Chicagoland. I enjoyed working directly with homeowners, the freedom of being my own boss, and doing all the little things that it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
After 10 years in the home inspection business, I began to feel unchallenged and wanted to get back to what I enjoyed the most. Seeing a project from beginning through completion is a unique reward that is hard to describe. Being able to take a step back and see what has been created is a special feeling. Over my 25+ years of experience in the construction business, I have learned a lot from my mistakes and those of others, but I never tire from finding solutions to problems and ensuring that I meet and exceed expectations.
I currently reside in Grayslake and have 4 young children who are 18, 16, and twelve-year old twins. When I’m not working on projects around the house I enjoy golfing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.