Dean manages projects such as additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and oversees carpentry staff on the job, making sure they complete their tasks and understand what the plans mean. His favorite part of working at WBA is keeping customers happy. “They are excited, but sometimes nervous. I can give them peace of mind, let them know we will do what we said we were going to do.”

Dean is proud of his two children in their 20s. “They are career-driven and doing well.” In free time, Dean likes to work on his house and on cars, fixing his own and helping his mechanic son with projects. Each year, he helps drive his parents to their winter home in Bradenton, Florida. Although Dean built his own kitchen cabinets 6 years ago, he is amused that he still hasn’t added cabinet doors. “I like it—it’s a guys’ house. It’s very convenient when I do my grocery list.”