My father always said the only tool he ever needed was his index finger, so he could dial up the repair man. He wasn’t kidding because we didn’t even have a hammer in the house, After college, I was a youth counselor in Iowa City, IA. One day in 1973, a friend told me they were hiring carpenters at an apartment construction site. Why not? I convinced the boss I had 2 years of experience and was hired. 3 months later I was a crew lead man. I had found my passion. 46 years later, I still look forward to going to work and am still learning new things.
In 1977, I went into business for myself. Along the way, I built houses, did major remodel projects, was the contractor on historical restorations, became a certified Home Inspector and studied furniture making for a year. In 1994, I became The Fixician specializing in home repairs and small to medium home renovation projects. In the last 25 years, The Fixician has completed over 1500 home repair and improvement projects. That is a lot of projects and a lot of years.
To my good fortune, I have had a very skilled and dedicated associate, Alex, working with me for the last 15 years. He also happens to be my stepson.