Meet Master Carpenter Don
Don founded Smart U to help you with your home improvement projects.
After graduating vocational school in early 70's, Don Rush began his career in construction by entering and completing a union 4 year apprentice program in carpentry where he graduated at the top of his class. Don was initially employed by commercial contractors, where he worked his way up to superintendent. Even though he was experiencing satisfactory career growth, his initial goal was to become a vocational educational counselor. To that end he was attending the University of Maryland, taking courses toward a degree in education. However, there weren't many job openings in vocational tech instruction, so he continued working in the commercial construction field.
When the last commercial contractor Don worked for closed its doors, he went into the residential end of construction and home remodeling.He then worked as a manager/lead carpenter for several residential contractors before starting his own business as a general contractor, working on both commercial and residential projects. After several years of owning and running his business, Don transitioned to design work, working as a kitchen designer.
Former clients, friends and neighbors would often ask for his help on their do it yourself home remodeling projects, and he discovered how the average homeowner would benefit from building expertise and some hands on learning from a competent construction professional -- basically, a home apprenticeship program. Don's entrepreneurial spirit was awakened, and he was inspired to Start Smart U Remodeling. With his master craftsman skills in construction and a passion to teach these skills and professional tips to homeowners, Don is in the zone when it comes to working with homeowners. His vision is for homeowners to learn the tips and techniques of the construction trade from a seasoned professional so they can get quality results on their projects at a reasonable rate.
On a personal note, Don is happily married, and enjoys his friends, church and hobbies. He's lived in the Baltimore Washington area his whole life and has done some travelling and has had his share of adventure. Don welcomes the chance to talk with you about your home improvement project and how Smart U Remodeling can help you.