Although I am not a professional contractor, I have been very interested in construction ever since I took a mission trip when I was a teenager. My church youth group traveled to South Africa and spent two months there building houses for those less fortunate. I didn't want to go at first. I wasn't happy about spending my summer doing hard labor away from my friends and family. But two things happened: I realized I loved South Africa, and I realized I love working with my hands. I have since gone on to get a computer engineering degree, but that has not diminished my love for construction at all. I started this site to help me have an outlet for new information about construction!