I began my career at Clarke Contractors, Inc. in June of 2000. I brought with me a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Before leading Clarke Contractors, I was following my entrepreneurial spirit in a business I started out of College. I opened a wholesale furniture business. This is where I got my feet wet. I learned the ins and outs of the day to day operation of a small business. All the book knowledge I learned at UC was finally paying off. While at the University of Cincinnati, I co-op for General Electric. I was in the lighting division and was responsible for the retail grocery accounts. High School and home was in West Chester where I played Baseball for Lakota.
My working career started at the age of 15 in the summer when I worked for $3.15 per hour at Arby’s. I continued to work for Arby’s to pay my way through college. This is also where I was introduced to my Wife of 19 years. We fell in love over a curly fry; it’s the big joke in our family. We have three children, Ben 14, Maddie 12, and Ethan 7 who was born on New Year’s Day 2010. Almost got the free diapers.
I was born with a tumor on the left kidney the size of a golf ball. Thank god I have no memory of this. After numerous surgeries and one less kidney I have been cancer free since I was five weeks old. I devote my life to my higher power, family, and then my work. I am proud of our success at Clarke Contractors and am looking forward to the day when my children ask me for their first job.
- Follow the Golden Rule
- Do the next right thing
- Live for today.
- “Just Keep Swimming” -Dori