How I’m Transitioning From ‘The Dust Life’ To Distribution

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I knew I couldn’t maintain “the dust life” long-term, so I got as many industry certifications as I could to help prepare me for the next phase of my career.
I knew I couldn’t maintain “the dust life” long-term, so I got as many industry certifications as I could to help prepare me for the next phase of my career.

As we all know, the contractor’s life—the “dust life”—is a physically demanding one. I’ve been a wood flooring contractor since 1992 and opened my own business in 2005. I’m 52 and a healthy guy, but I realized as I got older that the work isn’t physically sustainable for me in the long-term. You can only take so much before it gets to you health-wise. But the best thing about our industry, especially nowadays, is that you can actually evolve. When the pandemic started, everything changed overnight. I decided this was the right time to really begin investing in the next phase of my career: distribution. Here’s why I decided to make this move and how I’m writing my next chapter in this ever-changing wood flooring industry.

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