Construction Consultant | Business Coach | Mentor

A little about me…

I started my career in construction sitting behind a desk designing buildings.  I earned a couple of degrees in engineering, which is to say, I knew a lot of math and very little about how to actually build something.  After several years as a structural engineer, I realized that I didn’t want to be a structural engineer.  I wanted to actually build stuff.

I left the desk job for a job out in the field.  I worked on the project management team for a large commercial contractor.

Then, I went to work for a real estate developer as a construction manager and owner’s representative.  I traveled all over the South and Midwest building large scale commercial developments.  As perfectly as that job fit my skills set, I was on the road quite a bit.  My wife was pregnant with our second child, and I knew that being away from home was not what I wanted for my new family.

So I did something stupid.

I quit my job as a construction manager and started my own real estate development consulting firm.

When the commercial real estate bubble started to pop, I started a general contracting company to hedge my bets.  As the real estate development projects started to dry up, I was able to shift my focus to the residential remodeling market.

This was a small company, but we had a reputation for high quality and exceptional customer care.

Years after making the pivot to become a general contractor, an interesting opportunity presented itself.

The owner of a specialty contracting company asked me to run his company because, although the owner was an exceptional trim carpenter and leader, he admitted that he “sucked at running a business” (his words – not mine).

I jumped at the chance to help him build his company.  I became the Chief Operations Officer for that company in 2013.

During my tenure, I helped that company more than double in size, grow revenues each year, get out of debt, launch new divisions, double net profits, implement systems for sustainable growth, and (most importantly) develop other leaders within the company.

And then I had another stupid idea.

I want to change the way the world views the trades.

I decided to write a book to help all the construction and skilled trade professionals that wanted to go from just making a living to running a world-class business.  I figured if I could help enough skilled trade business owners create, maintain, and grow world-class businesses, then maybe, just maybe, the respect and honor they deserve from society would also return.

So that’s what I did.  I wrote a book.  I gave the book away for free, and I quit my job to pursue my passion for helping our industry.

I have the best job in the world.  I have the privilege to work with builders, makers, and true craftsmen and women all over the United States and Canada.  I get to help them solve the issues and problems they face everyday in growing their businesses.

My coaching programs and consulting services are designed to accomplish one thing:


My programs and services aren’t some cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all general business solutions.  We dive deep into your business and team up to solve your most pressing problems.  I’ll help you get to the next level and beyond…and yes…there is a beyond.  You just can’t see it because you’re caught up in the whirlwind of the day-to-day.


What needs to change today so that tomorrow is better?

Contact me and let’s talk about what might be slowing you down, standing in the way, or stopping you from achieving your goals.

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PO Box 5943 Knoxville, TN 37928



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