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Hello,

Apologies for not introducing myself before making a few posts, but heres goes...

I am currently in the US Army. After my service (JUL 2014) I am going to be pursuing a degree in Building Construction Management and then eventually becoming a Residential General Contractor. I would also like to become a journeyman tradesman, most likely as an electrician.

I was previously an Engineering major, and worked as a CNC Programmer/Engineering Intern for a manufacturing company for a couple of years. Although I loved the people I worked with/for, I found out that spending almost all day in front of a computer is not for me.

My goal in this industry is to be a home builder. I want to be the go to guy when the best work needs to be done. I am not looking to do BIG things or have the largest company, I just want to be able to carve out a living doing what I love to do. This includes being able to spend a lot of time and money on philanthropic projects such as becoming involved in habitat for humanity, building homes designed for low income families, building homes for charity, etc.

I am a novice DIYer at the moment, but am a very quick learner. I have already learned so much about the trade from this forum, and look foward to learning even more. Please feel free to offer any advice, comments, etc.

Thanks,

SPC Thao
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Welcome---You are kind if rural up there----better be good--best of luck --Mike---
Thanks, and you are correct about it being rual, but I love it. I prefer small town honesty and community over big city riches anyday. I plan to do a lot of my work in Madison and am posturing myself for the future growth of the SW Wisconsin area.
 

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Good luck. There are a lot of large, medium and small home builders around here. I'm not even sure how you could break into it without a massive amount of start up capital (I'm talking 250k minimum).
 
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