I first got started in the construction industry in high school. I was working with my dad at Cascade West doing On The Job training as a course. I was 16 or 17 and I started working, doing the books, doing this. Then after I graduated that became my full time job. I was the full time bookkeeper for them. That’s how I learned to do all this. I didn’t go to school for it, well the school of life maybe. I just learned on the job, totally hands-on and immersed myself in the daily operations.
"I’m a very organized person, I love to keep things neat, tidy and detailed"
I love doing the books! I love, love, love it!
For StraightLine I take care of all the books, billing, insurance, taxes and payroll. It’s a lot of paperwork. I like everything to reconcile, and I like to have some control of things. It’s always important to keep a detailed view of the balance sheet and all of our budgets and it’s something I just love to do!
ONE OF MY SISTERS, LORINDA, GAVE ME A GREAT FOUNDATION.
I worked for Cascade West until I got married to Scott and became pregnant with our twins. At that point I decided to focus on my pregnancy and at that time Scott was still starting out with Brad. So I almost immediately started doing the books over here, helping to build out the family business. There were a couple years on and off, but I always came back. This is our family business and it's really important to me so I work hard for it to succeed. It's just a bonus that I love numbers and organization!
"I LOVE WORKING HERE. THIS IS A PLACE ANYONE CAN WORK TOGETHER"
I am very excited about StraightLine and where it’s going.
The growth that’s happening is great for us, we’re going for new projects and bigger commercial work. I’m just really excited for what’s on the horizon for us. We’re picking up speed and expanding our efforts and there’s a lot of good stuff in our future!
OUTSIDE OF WORK
We do a lot of camping. I love camping! We’re in the process of buying a new camper so we can do a lot more of that as a family. It’s a great time and we always have a lot of fun doing water activities and outdoorsy kinds of things - fishing, hiking and all that. Also, we love going to Mexico. It's really great and relaxing. We don’t do a whole lot of activities and we’re lucky because the kids are actually into that nowadays too. We just like to go down there and lay in the sun, there’s not a whole lot going on and that’s just perfect for us to be able to take things slowly, away from work and just have a nice time with the family, connecting on the beach.
"We’re picking up speed and expanding our efforts and there’s a lot of good stuff in our future"
OVER 20 YEARS OF HELPING HOMEOWNERS PROTECT & BEAUTIFY THEIR PROPERTY
We're celebrating 20 years of service to the Portland Metro & Greater Vancouver areas. Both home & business owners have given us the chance to prove ourselves. We appreciate hard work and the opportunity to do it. So to them, "Thank You". Building a small business isn't easy, especially in a line of work where shady characters can prey on homeowners, abusing trust and taking off before jobs are complete. Unlike some contractors, we're absolutely proud of our reputation. Many long days, and a whole lot of elbow grease has built this business from the ground up. Now we're stronger than we've ever been. Cheers to the next 20 years. We hope you'll join us.
OUR CHARITABLE GIVING INITIATIVES
We believe in giving back! We work with a transnational charity foundation to provide life changing necessities to villages in South America. The more we grow, the more we give. There's no better feeling than making a positive impact on someone's life and by partnering with charities we can maximize our efforts.
"I truly appreciate that you were able to squeeze me into your schedule. Anthony & Scott were fabulous. It was all completed before the rain started and I'm so thankful to have time to have the house painted!"
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