What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Very few people can argue against the importance of an education. A well educated workforce simply makes our country better on so many levels. It’s rare that when this topic is discussed and debated that the idea of being a “tradesman” ever comes up. Our good friends at Daniel builders posted this bog recently and I thought it was worth sharing.

“Carpenter” or “tile installer” probably wasn't at the top of your list.  A shrinking number of people consider a career in the trades, but they should. Tradesmen and artisans have been vital to every civilization - Egypt, Greece and Rome not withstanding.  Today these roles are equally valuable to our society, though often under appreciated.  Here are 7 undeniable ways tradespeople enrich our lives.


  1. They make things beautiful.  Maybe you can cut and lay tile with precision. Not many can.  Those with this ability add tremendous visual appeal to a home, and tile is just one example.   
  2. They make things functional.  Layout and spacing may look great on paper, but a gifted carpenter knows if it's buildable.  They take conceptual and make it functional.       
  3. They fix what breaks.  Have you ever experienced a major plumbing problem?  You know the sheer joy of finding someone to fix it so it never happens again.
  4. They educate.  When a good electrician tells you how to stay safe around electricity, listen!  This willingness to share insight might just save you life.   
  5. They create space to live.  Your place of employment, gym, grocery store, and hospital all have one thing in common.  They would not exist apart from tradespeople. 
  6. They provide protection. Your family would not be safe if the walls of your home couldn't keep out weather, animals or other people. 
  7. They establish stability. A true craftsman does work that lasts.  Imagine your cabinetry needing to be replaced every 3 months.  Your life would feel very unsettled


Thanks Daniel Builders!

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