It’s been said that we will never be able to download knowledge, because knowledge takes experience. Mine started growing up on a small dairy farm in Duchesne, Utah. As is typical of farm life, if it was to be done we were the ones to do it and I learned from my Dad and Grandpa the construction trades while building add-ons, remodeling and maintaining 3 old homes. Circumstances took us off the farm and into the suburbs of Salt Lake where I helped my Dad remodel and add on to several other homes we lived in.
I ended up attending the University of Utah where I studied Exercise Physiology while also taking my prerequisites for med school. I needed to figure out if that was really the path I wanted so I took a break for a year and got my Real Estate license and later started a small home inspection business called Assurance Inspections, which helped me get back to school where I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The University of Utah. I jumped at an opportunity to move to New York City for 3 years where I was a field engineer for Kiewit on a tunnel under the Harlem River and the 2nd Avenue Subway line.
I decided New York City wasn’t for me and I moved to Denver where I worked as Project Engineer for the Airport Westin Hotel and Transit Center for 3 years. The past 4 years I’ve worked in various positions on apartment buildings across Denver, most recently as a Project Manager on a 337 unit building downtown. My 7 years of experience working on large hotels and apartments and my time remodeling my own homes has given me a broad range of knowledge in integrating Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Structural Systems
Owning and working on several of my own homes has been it’s own learning experience and I know what it can mean to a family budget when components fail and there are costly maintenance requirements. I want to connect one on one with people so they can rest easy knowing they are fully informed. I want to help people maintain their home while giving them the knowledge they need to live with one of life’s biggest investments.CONTACT US
This beautiful old home was painted a Rich Royal Blue The beauty of brick is timeless; People love brick for its elegance and beauty as well as its durability and colorfastness. However, not even brick lasts forever. What do you do when it starts to flake, crack and deteriorate? Owners have several viable options, one of which is a fresh coat of paint. Painting
A Home Inspection can and often does change the property value of a home. Within any real estate transaction there are unknowns; The buyer and seller can both be unaware of issues with the home beyond items listed in the disclosures that may reduce it’s agreed on value. It’s also not always certain that the seller has fully disclosed all they know about the
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