I grew up in the foothills of Pennsylvania in a small town called Path Valley. Path Valley was only 3 miles wide between two mountains. The view down the valley went as far as the eye could see. I was brought up using draft horses for farming, and milked cows by hand as an eighth-grade boy. I went to an 8 grade, one room school house. Never had a high school education or college.
As I entered my adult life at the age of 20, my wife Sally and I got married and started a family. After my first year in my career as a construction worker, I ventured out on my own in the Roofing Industry replacing roofs on houses.
In 2007 I joined a Roofers Success Group and I learned about leadership. That’s when I really became interested in becoming a better person, becoming a better leader and understanding how to lead. To become the person I wanted to be, I realized I had to study more.
Years later I went on to sell my company for a profit I couldn’t have imagined when I started the company.