Founder / Advisory Board Chairman
After being born in Denmark during World War II, my family moved to Canada in 1956. At the age of 13 I designed and built my first house with my father in Vancouver, BC. In 1960, when we moved to Chicago, I enlisted in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at age 17 and supervised the building of a wooden bridge in South Korea in 1962.
In 1969, I started a very successful national construction company that was taken over by my eldest son in 2004.
Experience taught me business and financing. The successful development of two subdivisions near Chicago from 1979 through 1984 was difficult; if not for my personal development during this time I would not have been able to start or complete them.
I moved to Florida in 1996 and received my General Contractors License in 1999.
In 2004, I developed a portable, reusable structures for FEMA. These structures were created using modern, green materials.
Seeing the need for safe and healthy housing, especially for our Veterans, Veterans Are Foundation was founded with the help of a fantastic team and co-founder.