A year and half after we got married, Rachel and I decided to start a Full Service Glass Shop
At the time I was just going to turn twenty three years old, you see I had been working at a full service Glass Shop every summer since I was 13, then started working full time right out of High school
When I turned eighteen I moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and started working for Harding Glass and within a few months they gave me a truck and title of outside glazier installer.
At age twenty I moved to Phoenix, Arizona and worked for American Glass for just over a year. Then in 1997 I decided to move back to Alamosa. By now I was at the point where I was tired of working for other people and thought I knew just enough about the glass industry to start doing my own thing
Although starting our own thing was a bit scary. Our big motivation was we would be able to work together and at the same time spend more time with our 6 month old daughter Jayda (and soon our other daughter Megan) by bringing them to work with us, giving us more time together as a family