I grew up in construction with my father being a designer and builder of custom homes in the Puget Sound region. I worked on job sites at a very early age and have a truly unique exposure to all phases of residential construction, from ground breaking to the locking of the door when we were done. Most of my summer breaks from school, were spent working on the job sites to "Learn the Trades". Over the years our ventures took us into larger developments such as Bellefield Residential Park in Bellevue, WA. during the mid 70's. Transforming an old, large existing grocery store site into a beautiful and pleasant retail and office complex, with a ground -up entertainment and restaurant hot spot next door to make an all round facility in the Sea-Tac area in the late 70's. Doing historical home remodels and restorations, to municipal work, as well as, work for the Department of the Navy in Bremerton and Keyport, WA. During those years my position was actual hands on working on the foundations and framing, as well as, running crews and working along with the sub-contractors to be familiar with the various trades. All of this has since lead up to my fathers' retirement and passing to where I am at today; a self employed contractor who is looking for a change in career, yet remain in the "INDUSTRY".
As the owner of a small construction company (no payroll employees), I am asked to bid on various types of jobs. I need to be familiar with all types of construction components and uses. After I am awarded a project then there are contracts, material procurement, the building aspect, the communication with the owner, architect, designer, sub-contractors, and building inspectors, for the successful completion of a quality product and complete each project on time and in budget. All of this requires a tremendous amount of experience and organization. It is this experience that I feel that I can contribute to the City of Bellevue Building Inspector position.
I had an ambition to become an architect, so I took on difficult courses, that I would need to continue to university. I realized after high school I wasn't a desk person, I stayed in construction with my father.
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