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Careers in Construction Month

From the beginning of humankind, we have been building structures to live in. It is, after all, one of the three basic means of survival: water, food, and shelter. And it’s something I’ve always been drawn to. As a child, I would spend my summers on our acreage creating structures from whatever I could get my hands on. This culminated in a small “house,” built from an old swing set frame, trees, and logs (okay, maybe more like sticks) and supplemented by a dry stacked brick belt line around the house that was left over from a chimney that had been removed from our home. I guess you could say from a young age I started honing my craft.

Fast forward to today and I still have a fascination with building. Being able to build and craft with my hands makes me feel connected to the generations of builders before me. Every remodel we dig into is a portal to the past where I can see how it was built and imagine how it looked when it was new. It’s cool to be able to relate to the people that built the home 50 or even 100 years ago. At the same time, I know that my work will live beyond me before the cycle of remodeling begins anew.

With remodeling comes both feelings of excitement and angst, and, most times, it’s usually just angst. Because of my love for the building industry, this is a sticking point I’ve always wanted to help fix. I want to share a bit of my love of the craft with others so they can feel as excited as I do about remodeling. Out of that passion and drive to help others came Compass Construction.

Our vision at Compass is to deliver a remarkable remodeling experience. We feel blessed to be part of a great industry and community and to be able to use our God-given talents to serve others. We have been honored to be part of some fantastic remodels over the last few years and want to thank our customers for their loyalty and trust in us to turn their homes into something they love and will enjoy for years to come.

As we celebrate careers in construction month, feel free to thank all those people who are in the trades: who build the buildings, get the lights on, and keep the water flowing. It is a great industry filled with people who are passionate about doing things with their hands and accomplishing something tangible every day. I believe these people also feel connected to our roots of providing our community with houses to live in.

My hope for Compass as we move forward is that we can continue to be a small part of that process and help turn our customers’ houses into their homes.


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