Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper, I was helping out around the house. I remember working with my father who was always doing something around the house that usually included renovating and remodeling something. I vividly recall one Saturday afternoon when we were removing the old wood windows, scrapping them, repainting, and then reinstalling them. It seemed like every 4 years we would do this window project. What a job! Thank God for better, low-maintenance windows. I quickly learned from my father how to do the job correctly and efficiently. My father always had me at his side as his little helper. We repainted the house, installed a dehumidifier, and fixed and changed out bad electrical outlets.

Next, we fixed gutters, repaired plumbing problems and the list goes on. By the time I was 12 year old, I just wanted to play with my friends but my father had other plans for my free time.

My father was very influential in my desire to work in construction. As a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), my father was able to pass along his electrical knowledge, but I was unable to visit his worksites until I reached age 18. Until that time, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside my Uncle Jimmy, who specialized in small, residential remodeling. At the age of 14, Uncle Jimmy took me under his wing and showed me how he did things.

My Uncle Jimmy is a very tenacious and fun loving man who was always made us laugh. The majority of the work I completed with him was on fire repair jobsites. After a house had partially burned, we would complete restore the home to its former glory. These jobs included working on the following; new foundations, additions, framing, siding, windows, porches, decks, hardwoods flooring, drywall, painting, sunrooms, patios, French doors, roofing, and porticos. I worked alongside my uncle for 3 years as a young man. I am very thankful to Uncle Jimmy for all he was able to teach me and for the construction experience that benefits me now as I work in the construction industry.

I am truly very blessed to have had such strong and knowledgeable role models. Now as a father, I hope to inspire my daughter, Ava, to see what is possible with hard work and determination. Nowadays, my father, who we now call "Pop Pop," and I enjoy having her accompany us around our homes as our little helper.

After I graduated from high school, I joined the U.S. Army where I proudly served for 6 years. I received further construction experience as well as project management experience during my time in the service of the Army. After my honorable discharge, I attended and graduated from Towson State University in Baltimore, MD with a degree in Business Administration.

Shortly after my graduation, I moved to Atlanta. Initially, I worked in the telecom industry. After 2 years of corporate sales, I was ready to set out on my own and start my own business. Decks and More, Inc. was established in August 2001. Since starting my company, I have been working hard to serve my customers. As stated earlier, I have many years of experience from working with my father and uncle, and the experience I gained while in the Army. My knowledge continues to grow as I draw from these past experiences as well as actively attend conferences and meetings unique to my trade.

Now, Decks and More has been in business for over 10 years. I look forward to giving you a free consultation over the phone, listening to your needs, and developing a plan that best suits you and your family. I am always here to help throughout all construction and renovation projects.

Decks & More specializes in custom decks, screen enclosures, front porches, outdoor kitchens, basements, bathrooms, additions, covered porches and any interior remodeling.

Thank you for your time and your interest in my company. I look forward to working with you and helping you with all of your home improvement needs

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