My Story

My name is Kyle Travis and here’s my story.  For 30 plus years my father has owned and operated a successful construction company.  Ever since I can remember I have been around the construction business in some capacity.  I began working summers with his crew while in Jr. High school.  This continued throughout High School and College.  There were also many weekends spent working on project houses.  During this time I was able to learn a great deal about the technical side of home construction as well as the business side.

After I graduated from college with a degree in chemistry I got a job with a large orthopedic company.  After a few years I started flipping houses on the side to earn some extra money.  In early 2009 I purchased my first house.  It was a fixer upper to say the least.  About 13 months later the entire interior and exterior of the house was remodeled.  This process reaffirmed my passion for carpentry and cost effective design.  It also gave me the opportunity to get creative with different remodeling ideas and inspired me to start this BLOG.  However, I haven’t stopped at just one house; I am continually looking for other properties to flip because I find the process of transforming a dilapidated house into a beautiful home enjoyable.  Above is a video that shows the transformation of the first house I flipped.

Flipping houses may be a common theme throughout this BLOG, but that isn’t the only thing it’s about.  It’s also about finding creative ways to save time and money without sacrificing convenience, form, or function.  I enjoy finding new and creative ways to do things (even if I’m not the one who originally thought of it).  This gives me a broad range of potential topics to write about.  Anyway, I hope you find this BLOG interesting, informative, and fun to read.