Tell us a little about yourself and the role you play in your business.
I am very passionate about home building and I believe that what you are passionate about, is what God has created you to do. Therefore, I treat my profession as a calling rather than a career. Because of that, it is important for me to both please my client and honor God in my efforts. To accomplish that requires daily trips to the jobsite to ensure the job is done correctly and in a timely manner. Another important role I have is in managing the project such as, scheduling the different trades, material orders, meetings with my clients, payroll and the necessary paperwork and documentations. I once heard it said, “if it’s going to be, it’s up to me.” This sums up my role in any project I undertake. I don’t assume anything, but see to everything.
What experience and past roles have led you to where you are today?
Having great Christian parents as role models who instilled in me the work ethic, honesty and integrity needed in this profession has been very important to me. An unlikely experience was when I played ball in college and worked part time for a man who did odd jobs such as mowing yards and painting houses. He really emphasized, anything worth doing was worth doing right. I also worked for Brown & Root in the summers between semesters. I was fortunate to work with the Electrical Department and the Fabrication Shop during my summers. Another job experience that helped prepare me for being a builder was the 15 years I spent in the Automobile business. I started out as a salesman and quickly moved up to a Used Car Manager, New Car Manager and then as a General Manager. These different positions helped me develop the skills needed to manage people, money and inventory. This has truly been a journey that only God could have planned for me.
How has your career benefited from you being a member of ETBA?
ETBA has allowed me to grow my business through the Parade of Homes Show. Just having the opportunity for hundreds of people to tour your home is invaluable and has helped me gain new clients each time. Another area that has greatly benefitted my business is through continuing education ETBA offers to it’s members. Lastly, I cannot emphasize enough the relationships you make with fellow members who are your competitors, but who can be your greatest supporters as well.
What is a fun fact that people probably don’t know about you?
I was drafted by the Montreal Expos my freshman year in college and I totally spoil my King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Beau. LOL
What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you?
Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” My Dad gave me that advice and encouraged me to apply that to everything I would do.
What’s your favorite place that you have traveled to?
The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. However, a trip to Italy is on my bucket list.
Any tips or advice for new members?
Absolutely, being a member of ETBA is like a gym membership……If you don’t go to the gym, you are not going to get any benefits. Being a member of ETBA is like a gym membership, you need to get involved by coming to our socials, serving on a committee and possibly serving on the Board of Directors. If you do those things, the benefits will far outweigh your efforts.
Chris Hall has been a Builder Member of ETBA for 10 years. He is a hard working and dedicated husband to Lynne. Being Christ-centered, one of the first things you will experience when you meet Chris is his warmth and friendliness. Be sure to say hi to him at one of our monthly socials!