Meet the Builder
There are as many reasons to get into my profession as there are builders. For me, there’s one driving force: I love to build.
Building has always been a part of who I am. Some of my earliest memories were of working with my hands. My father worked long hours, and the role of repairing and building had to be taken on by someone else. So, there inside the open doors of the small barn at our family farm in North Houston, I fell in love with building: the sound that hammer makes when it strikes a nail, the magic of creating something beautiful from a simple stack of lumber and, above all, the satisfaction of finishing a job.
My first project was the farm’s round pen. I remember taking the boards off, cutting them to length, leveling and then replacing them. When my father came home, he asked my mother, “Did you hire someone to fix the round pen?” My mother said, “No, Joshua did it.” Right then, at age ten, I knew what God made me to do.
From that moment on, I worked to be better, to learn, to try new things, to stretch myself, to ensure that my finished projects matched up with my boundless imagination.
Over time, I grew competitive, even driven. If you could sink a nail in two hits, I'd do it in one. I was drawn to detail: Unlevel boards and boards that weren't cut to length stuck out to me like a sore thumb.
If you would have asked me at age 8 what I wanted to do, I would have said "to build." You would have gotten the same answer at 10, and at 15, and at 21. I've dedicated my entire adult life to the same dream I had as a boy.
Why do I build homes? Because I love it. I love the process. I love the opportunity to share my gift. I love the pride I see in new homeowners’ eyes as they see their complete home for the first time, when they realize it's exactly what they’d dreamed of. Finally, I love it because God created my mind and hands to build something beautiful from nothing.
Joshua lives in Boerne, Texas with his beautiful wife and three amazing children.