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On My First Job I Learned ...
My father was a builder, and I was on job sites in my hometown of Memphis, Tenn., when I was 12 years old
|Joe Powell, 70, has been a builder for 55 years. He has been with Centex Homes for the past 38 years, including 27 as vice president of construction. Today he is construction manager for Centex’s Marquis Homes division in Las Vegas.|
My father was a builder, and I was on job sites in my hometown of Memphis, Tenn., when I was 12 years old.
He would let us work and pay us for it. And if it was wrong, he’d make us tear it out and put it back in on our own time with our own materials. You learn pretty quickly after you do that a couple times.
Over the years I’ve learned: