“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”
I knew from a pretty early age that I wanted to build homes. I grew up in the sawdust. It’s in my blood, and it’s who I am.
I have always had a strong desire to learn more, to look at things differently, and explore the creative side of designing and building homes. I attended the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy, where I learned to think differently; how to see things a different way. Throughout my career, I have been able to use what I learned there, to provide clients with a richness of space, and a feeling of home.
There is a satisfaction and pride that comes from using both your hands and your mind to build homes that are beautiful and functional. I love the process as much as the outcome. As John Ruskin says in “The Lamp of Life”, “…we are not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. We have certain work to do for our bread, and that is to be done strenuously; other work to do for our delight, and that is to be done heartily: neither is to be done by halves and shifts, but with a will; and what is not worth this effort is not to be done at all.”
I want my clients to Love Where They Live.