Length at Lakeside:
Almost 3 years
What do you love about working with Lakeside?
Lakeside is a family-owned business with a strong family culture.
Tell me about your Family.
Wife: Mary Beth – we grew up together in Bowling Green, Mo and I’ve known her since first grade.
(5) Kids: Gabby 32 married to Woody they both work at Whole Foods; Brigid 21 living at home working/Meramec Community College/studying education; Maggie 20 Mizzou Sinclair school of nursing; Caitie 18 Illinois Institute of Technology biomedical engineering/soccer; Liam 13 Crestview middle school/rock climbing
(4) Grandkids: Gus, Julia, Rosa, Evie
We have lived in West St. Louis County for over 20 years. Moved here to be closer to family after Mary Beth finished her pediatric residency. She worked at Mercy hospital for 20 years as a Pediatric Hospitalist and Director of Complex Care.
Before this I was in the Navy submariner/diver; Project manager industrial power projects: VP of a start-up company; Commercial offshore diver—underwater ironworker; residential mortgage and home financing
In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
Working at Lakeside gives me an opportunity to meet the people of our community and spend time with them in their homes.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Who has spare time? I’m also a City Councilman in Ellisville; Rotary Club of West Co Board Member; Progress 64 West member; Municipal League of Missouri; Metro League of St. Louis. Volunteer and raise money for charities. Spend time with my kids and grandkids, trail running, whatever project my wife wants me to do, read before bedtime, watch Liverpool FC play soccer, watch my kids participate in their activities, home improvement projects on a limited basis.
What is your greatest hope?
Win the lottery? I don’t really hope…I’m kind of a realist who just works hard, tries to be a good person and let the chips fall where they may.
You get what you give in life…hope is kind of a lazy way of dreaming. Maybe my great hope is that my children will be more successful and impactful with their lives than their old man.
I hope coronavirus doesn’t negatively impact my family vacation this year…how’s that?;)
What do you want to accomplish while working here?
Continue to increase sales and add to the long list of satisfied Lakeside clients.
Help clients enjoy their homes by creating inspiring new designs and providing unparalleled remodeling services.