Ultimately I always attribute the root inspiration of me becoming a carpenter to a memory I had as a child going with my parents to site meetings as my childhood home was being built. There was an older kid on site who was probably the foreman’s son that was assigned to watch me while the adults talked. He showed me a nail and hammer and let me tinker a little. I realized that they were building my house and that I could also someday build a home with my own hands.
I was inspired to start Handymin Help for a few reasons.
- There are not enough Women-owned building trades businesses.
- There are so many types of folks who get discouraged from a career path in the trades, and I wanted an outlet to be able to coach them in both the hard and soft skills required to succeed.
- The skills gap is real which means that homeowners are having a harder and harder time finding quality trustworthy professionals to help them with their projects.