About Me

My name is Robert Gipson and I’m a full time custom home builder, Chief Engineer and Project Manager

I have extensive experience with all aspects of residential and commercial construction. I’ve managed hundreds of small and large projects including high end custom homes, Energy Star Certified homes and complex commercial buildings.

I also enjoy woodworking in my spare time. I’m currently in the process of outfitting a medium sized wood shop where I produce articles and videos on wood working projects like building cabinets and how to use shop tools.

Another hobby of mine is testing and evaluating tools for the construction industry. Over the last 7 years I’ve tested and reviewed hundreds of hand and power tools for most of the major brands.

I’m also a licensed professional engineer in several states with a background in civil engineering, structural engineering and residential and commercial building construction.

You may be wondering why I’ve created this site. My goal is to create a home improvement and construction related website that provides accurate reliable information that’s easy to find and use. As a home owner, DIY’er, engineer, contractor and father of two children I’ve got lots of expertise and perspective to share from my background.

In addition to the expert advice you’ll find on this site, you’ll find I’m very accessible for questions about your individual project. If you’d like some advice on a home improvement or construction project please contact us with your questions and we’ll try to help out.

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  • 21 Dec 2018

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