BUILDERS BY VOCATION
BUILDERS BY VOCATION
Growing up working in a family run hardware store in Eastern North Carolina people were always coming and going working on projects. I enjoyed helping them find the solutions. Building the solution together with all the items throughout the store. On reflection I knew then construction would be a part of my life. A Building Construction Technology degree formally continued my journey . While working in and out of the construction sector in the field, estimation, project management, sales and leadership roles I became a North Carolina Licensed Building Contractor. After a couple of years working on projects with Frederic, our alignment evolved into a partnership reviving the same passion that led me to construction in the beginning. The joy of building. Without doubt our shared responsibility, combination of practices we work to prefect, and pride in what we build will be reflected in every project we pursue together.
When John asked me to write a synopsis about me, I couldn’t resist to smirk. If most people do as I do, no one will read it was my thoughts. Nevertheless, if you have chosen to spend some time and read my bio, here is what I would like you to know about me: I was born and raised in Belgium in the early 70’s, I’m a french native speaker and learned English with my son, 2 years old at the time, watching sponge bob. Regarding construction, I would lie if I was telling you that it was my vocation from the beginning. I was a joyful boy interested by everything which became a challenge when graduating from high school, I had to make a choice and I couldn’t. Some would call me a jumper, others a jack of all trades because I invested myself in many things until in the early years of 2000, I restored a really old “bâtisse” in Savoy, France and the rest is history. One thing though, learning estimating, field supervision & project management slowly change me over time from a purposeless young man to at last a purposeful builder, crystallized in this venture with John. I can’t deny some personal pride about it.