Vice President Business Operations
Carson City, NV
Number of Employees: 35
Years in Nevada: 10
Years with Company: 7
What inspired you to get into construction?
My earliest memories are of standing on a wooden crate to reach my grandfather’s workbench. It was not a conscious decision to get into construction, it is simply who I am.
How would you rate Carson City’s business community?
I feel fortunate to be part of the Carson City business community. The majority of us share similar philosophies, ethics and business practices. You don’t just work with these people, they are a part of your life.
Aside from your family, what is your greatest passion?
I strive to obtain balance in my life. We live in such a beautiful location and I am blessed with a loving family and a challenging job. It is too easy to become overly focused on one aspect of your life, then the others suffer and often you don’t recognize it until it is too late.
If you could meet anyone from history and ask them one question, who would it be and what question would you ask them?
This is a difficult question, a smart man learns from his mistakes, a wise man learns from other peoples mistakes. I would like to ask Benjamin Franklin what his biggest mistake was and what did he learn from it.
If you could bring a character to life from your favorite book, who would it be and why?
Tom Sawyer. It is important that we appreciate the little things in life, live life to its fullest and question authority.
What advice would you give to other executives moving into this market?
There is opportunity out there, focus on what you do best and don’t get too caught up in the National/International issues.
What do you anticipate for the future of your industry?
I see a difficult road ahead, some companies will not make it through the winter. We will begin to feel the benefits of the market correcting itself with pent up demand and decreased competition. It will not be a booming recovery but a process.