YEARS INVOLVED: 17 years full time, quite a few summers before that.
FIRST THING "MASTERED" ON A JOB SITE: Spraying Lacquer. While I was still in school, dad handed me an HVLP sprayer and said get to work. It took some time to get good. But after quite a few gallons of Lacquer, it became almost second nature.
WHEN NOT BUILDING, YOU'LL FIND ME... Riding ATV's in the Ozark Mountains here in Arkansas. It's a blast conquering those really difficult trails, but also cool to see those big waterfalls and overlooks that would otherwise take you days to get to hiking.
THE ONE TOOL I WON'T GO WITHOUT: Paslode Cordless Nailers.