I started in the construction field at the age of 15, helping my step-father hang gutters throughout the summers and weekends. As his company grew, he became dedicated to roofing and my step-father believed it was too dangerous for me.
I then found a painting job at a facilities management company, which specialized in meticulous commercial painting for a large hedge fund in Fairfield County. After 5+ years of painting during off-hours (5:00 pm – 1:00 am and weekends), I realized that I needed to find a better work-life balance.
Soon after taking many classes at Housatonic Community College, I transferred to the University of Connecticut and pursued a degree in Business Data Analytics. To pay my way through school, I was constantly doing painting side jobs for family and friends.
Post-graduation, I landed an office job with a great starting salary and many benefits. This "dream" job was not what I once thought it was. After many mornings dreading the commute and spending afternoons counting down the minutes to 5:00 pm, I took the leap of faith. With guidance from my business minded Step-Father and painting skills from my previous employer, I started my very own painting company.