In 1990, I resurfaced my own retro kitchen countertops using a small manual tile cutter. I discovered that setting tile provided a therapeutic creative outlet, and as time went on, I began doing jobs for family and friends and utilizing the revenue to invest in the tools and education of the trade. I expanded my knowledge into the installation of all hard surface materials; hardwood, engineered wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composite tile, every type of tile and plank on the market.
In 2000, my daughter, Alison Sanchez, began working with me. I also ran a newspaper ad and began hiring people. What had started as a hobby grew to encompass several installation crews in the wake of a thriving remodeling business. In 2010, I expanded my business to offer basement finishing as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. I became a licensed contractor in Indiana and Kentucky. Alison and I both became nationally certified in tile and wood installations. I am also certified in Schluter Systems, lead, and mold abatement.
Even today, I find enjoyment in my work. I am involved in a couple of networking organizations, one of which I am the group leader of. In my free time, LOL which is not that much, I enjoy playing board games, reading, cooking and traveling abroad.