My wife, Jacqueline, and I established our design and construction business in 1987, having relocated to the Coachella Valley from Oklahoma City. We have completed over 50 projects in prestigious neighborhoods throughout the valley; including, Indian Wells, The Enclave Mountain Estates, Mission Hills, The Vintage Club, Thunderbird Country Club, Eldorado Country Club, The Tradition Club, Waterford, The Hideaway Club, and Stone Eagle.
Over the years, Jacqueline and I have been involved with a number of community organizations in the desert.
I co-founded the Boys and Girls Club Building Horizons Program. This was a vocational education program for high school students in the Coachella Valley and Desert Sands school districts, giving youths at risk an opportunity to learn a building trade by constructing homes for low income families. Over a span of 14 years more than 300 students graduated from the program; completing 31 affordable homes.
I served on the board of The La Quinta Arts Foundation, chairing the committee that guided the planning for the Foundation’s new facility on acreage fronting Washington Street in La Quinta (the project was partially constructed). Jacqueline and I are active members of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert. I was appointed to the Vestry and served three terms as Junior Warden. During this tenure, I designed and built St. Margaret’s Elementary School, the sanctuary chancel and organ façade, and the administration building.
Jacqueline is a member of the Junior League Sustainers, and chaired this organization for two years. This group of sustainers was responsible for launching the chapter of the Junior League here in the desert, now called the Junior League of the Palm Springs Desert Communities. She has also served on the St. Margaret’s Alter Guild and The College of the Desert Auxiliary Board.