In 1982, Bob worked on the development of preservation and repair guidelines for the historic Ford Homes in Dearborn, MI. These homes were built between 1919 and 1921. During that time, Bob had plenty of first-hand experience with repairs of old systems, such as galvanized water pipes, "knob and tube" wiring, and others. Since then, he's lived in numerous older homes and has actively redesigned, renovated, and repaired them all. In 2006, he and his wife built a new timber frame home based on green/sustainable design principles with a focus on energy conservation.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University. He is a licensed architect and licensed residential builder. A large portion of Bob's practice involves managing the work of contractors, and he has additional training in construction law and negotiations.
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