Glen Standridge has been repairing and remodeling his real estate properties since 1967. In 1980 he started a remodeling & repair business as his primary source of income. Upon start-up it became necessary to hire an assistant because of the work load. The assistant wasn’t as knowledgeable as needed, so rather than dismiss this individual and take a chance on finding a suitable replacement, training the assistant became a better solution. The only problem was that the workers were trained so well that they quit and started their own business. After running a successful home remodeling/repair business for the next 20 or so years, he gained a good grasp as to what makes things work. He also does the research on the physics and mechanics of this type work to further his knowledge base.
This knowledge and his expertise has helped him decide how things should be designed and built. This also helps in teaching others the remodeling/repair business.
In addition to teaching others about repairing and remodeling homes through the use of the Internet, currently Glen is learning to use WordPress blogging and Web Design. It is taking a while, but remember, Rome wasn’t built-in a day.
So If you want to Learn Remodeling or Have A Home Repair Start-up Business? Hang around and/or go to http://LearnRemodeling.com
Here is a little personnel background on Glen
Like everyone else, he was born somewhere. It just happened to be down south. ‘ Nuffin rong wiff dat I spose.’ As I was saying before I was rudely interrupted by my attempt at a sense of humor. His family moooved and moooved and moooved again. They moved so much that a person would believe that they were running from the revenuers. The revenuers is what the ATF (alcohol, tobacco and firearms) guys were called down south in those days.
Going to school was a little difficult ( I don’t recommend this experience for anyone). In spite of the moving and changing schools so much, he managed to blow right through high school. With an average of 4 different schools a year he graduated from Bealington High, Bealington, West Virginia. After high school, he joined the US Navy.
Glen went to Avionics and Electronics School at NATTC, Millington, Tennessee (that’s right outside Memphis). After graduating from electronics school, he was transferred to New Iberia, Louisiana. That’s where Tabasco Hot Sauce is made.
He spent about a year compartment cleaning and mess cooking there. Wow, all that newly acquired education going to waste. Then he was allowed to work in his chosen field for a little over a year before the end of his tour of duty.
In an attempt to get him to initiate a ‘shipping over’ agreement (extend enlistment), one of the Chief Petty Officers realizing his failure to convince Glen asked, “Just what do you want out of the Navy?” After pointing to himself, he replied, ”Me.” You guessed it, he got out while the getting was good.
A few years later, after driving for a van lines contract driver Glen wound up in the Chicago Land Area, where he met his wife, Valerie, with whom he has spent the last 50 years. The following year he got married, a few years later he started his million dollar family (a boy and a girl). Really great kids (now really great people).
In 1973 he became a real estate broker. In 1974 he opened a real estate office, Glen Real Estate.
A few years later while attending a real estate convention in St. Louis, Missouri, he met a guy that had left the Chicago Land Area, during a real hot real estate market and moved to Florida. Glen asked him, “Why did you move to Florida”? He replied, “Have you ever heard of anyone having a heart attack shoveling sand?”
Eventually the realty market got really bad, so a change was made. Glen closed the realty office and started a repair/remodeling business. He fixed other peoples’ goof ups and learned a lot about remodeling. He took the electrical contractors exam, received a license and then rewired a few houses, he was and is still a great electrical trouble shooter, after all he was an electronics technician in the Navy.
After a couple decades it got hard to keep up the pace, he still loves doing it, he just doesn’t have the energy.
In 2001 he and his wife moved to the ‘Greater Las Vegas Area.” Henderson, NV. He has been in Henderson almost 15 years. Miss Wreck-a-bitch the kitty, shares the house with the 2 of them.
An occasion once remembered, he asked his wife, “Where would you like to go on vacation?” Her reply was, “I am on vacation.”