HomeCrafters Reno (20 years in Nevada)
Type of Business: Home Builder | Hails from: Reno, Nevada | 20 years with company in Nevada | Based in: Reno
How did you first get into your profession?
Construction, engineering and architecture have been in my family for the last three generations, and I ultimately ended up pursuing that passion too.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I would hold my head high if people were driving through a neighborhood 40 years from now, and it’s still referred to as a HomeCrafters neighborhood.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be either an architect or an archeologist. If I could retire right now, I would be excavating fossils. I wanted to be an architect because it encompasses design and creating something that people would enjoy for years to come.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
Indiana Jones – he’s surrounded by constant adventure, thrill and gets to travel the world.
If you could have coined a single phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
I am an avid sports fan so I would have to say, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
What is the best moment of your career?
Getting through the huge downturn in the economy a few years ago. There are many people in our industry that didn’t make it through that and I feel fortunate that I had enough fortitude and luck to survive.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
No matter how strong you think the market is, it could change in a second.
What is your motto?
Over the last few years, I’ve lost people close to me, so it’s important to be grateful for everything you have and live every day like it’s your last. There might not be a tomorrow.
What is a little known fact about yourself?
Most people don’t realize that I am a pretty sensitive person with a big heart. I don’t often show those characteristics to people outside of my inner circle.
What is your favorite thing about living in Nevada?
Nevada is an outdoor mecca and I absolutely love the outdoors.