I opened Bay Area Electric in 1988.
In college, I was the apartment manager of a sixteen unit building. I did basic repairs and painting.
In graduate school, I worked at the Elmwood Correctional Facility (Santa Clara County
Jail) in charge of the hobby shop and sports programs.
In the United
States Army, I was trained in cryptography.
As a United States Peace
Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, I became impressed by the ingenuity of the carpenters, electrician and plumbers.
Their ingenuity guided me into the construction industry.
Upon my return
to the United States, and after a brief sojourn into the world of art, I decided that becoming a contractor was my calling.
I worked for a General Contractor as a laborer/carpenter. We did
kitchen and bath remodels.
I learned roofing and dry rot repair.
Later, I was employed by an electrical contractor. We did both residential
and commercial work.
I completed the College of San Mateo's
Building Inspection Technology Program in 1986, and have taught the National Electrical Code at the ABC Trade School and the
College of San Mateo.