During his teen years, Craig began working as a furniture refinisher and restorer for his brother’s company in Northern Virginia. He worked on such notable pieces as the conference table in the West wing of the White House, and various antiques for the Smithsonian Institution, Fort Meyer, and The Sumner School in Washington, D.C. Throughout his early twenties, he worked three jobs concurrently–shop foreman for a furniture retailer, furniture restorer with his brother, and apprentice for an upholsterer during evenings.
While continuing to work two jobs, Craig left the furniture retailer and began working for a cabinet maker full time. After eight years, learning many facets of the furniture business, he decided to start his own business taking his talents and well-honed skills on the road. For seven years he owned and operated an on-location furniture repair business touching up and repairing new furniture following delivery. At the height of his repair business, Craig represented twenty-five retailers.
In 1994, Craig became a licensed contractor to pursue his real passion–purchasing, renovating, and selling homes. For fifteen years he specialized in extensive renovations and additions. You cannot drive through Federal Hill without seeing his work. He is proud that neither he nor his construction company has ever experienced a law suit or complaint filed with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission– something not many contractors can profess.
Craig’s business was extremely successful and lucrative when the economy was stable and thriving; however, because of the recent recession and accompanying real estate stagnation of the last few years, he decided to venture into a new business more conducive to the wavering economy and real estate market. Instead of renovating property to sell, Craig understood that families were now keeping their homes longer; therefore, home improvement/repair was a natural solution.
During his fifteen years as a contractor, Craig hired one employee who stood above the rest, sharing his same work ethic: Mike Garcia. Mike agreed to partner with Craig and the rest is history.
Craig lives in Marriottsville, MD with his wife of 10 years, Beth, and two children. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family; riding four wheelers with his kids; and collecting bugs, snakes, and other wildlife to study.