I started doing working as a handyman as a kid working with my father and found I had a knack for it. He had a few properties that he maintained I would tag along with him and started to learn how to fix things at an early age.
One of my earliest recollection is when I was 13 years old. Every spring we would get water in the basement which we had to bail out by hand.
So my father decided that we needed a French drain to get rid of the spring rains. So we set out on a Saturday morning and started breaking up the basement cement floor with an electric jack hammer.
It turned out to be a great thing because we no longer had to bail out the basement when spring came around.
I remember one thing my father taught me was, if you are going to do something, do it right the first time because it is less work in the long run.
That was quite a while ago and I continue as the Official Handyman with a number of employees and associates all with the same idea of doing things the right way the first time.