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Sep 28 2015

I'm a Carpenter, not a Writer

By Paul Hurst, Carpenter

I grew up on West Allis, Wisconsin in a very tight knit community.  As kids, my friends and I were involved in many sports such as little league baseball, football and basketball.  I was also in Boy Scouts where I participated in the Life and Learn program.  There I learned many skills as well as life values that I still use to this day.  After school I would use these skills to build forts with my friends in the park near my house.  It was then that I knew I wanted to become a carpenter.
 
Shortly after high school I began working in the trades as a laborer for a small contractor for about five years.  When I started working for Brillo I quickly realized that Brillo was more than an employer; they were a family.  I was immediately welcomed and soon I was playing softball with Mike and later joined Todd and Mike’s bowling team.  Mike even played a few games on my flag football team.
 
Brillo reminds me of the community and friends that I grew up with.  I like that they are always willing to help you with your own home improvements and projects.  They also plan events throughout the year that allow us to hang out and have fun outside of work.  We have annual golf outings, cookouts, an ice fishing event, Brewer and Packer games and an annual picnic.
 
Over the eight years that I have been a part of Team Brillo I have learned many new skills and techniques to perfect my craftsmanship and I hope to further my knowledge base so I can continue to provide quality work for our clients.