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Old 10-11-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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My first job , after college, was with a national know tree expert co, starting at the bottom, working my way up till I was manager of the Chambersburg office. All during that time (20 + years), I would paint our apartments, town houses, homes, which I liked to do and got pretty good at.

Leadership changes within the company lead to my quitting and I needed something to do, so started painting for family (my mom) and some friends and found out I liked it a lot, so started my business in 1989.

At first, I did not want or know how to hang wall paper but my mom pointed out that most people wanted both painting and wall paper installation done, and she was correct (as most moms are). I started in her house, working with directions from a book from an actual library in her house (all winter) with her guidance and papered her whole house (she loved wall paper!).

It ended up that I loved paper hanging more than painting. I worked for a very bad (as in unscrupulous) contractor for a couple years which gave me some education on all aspects of the job, but for the most part, I was self-taught. I had to shut my business down for about 2 years when the economy crashed and drove a truck during that time. Started back up when I started getting calls for painting and have been going strong ever since.

As for some background, My dad was a Naval Aviator, so we lived all over the place with me being born in England and finally moving back to Chambersburg, PA. (where both my parents were born and raised) where I met my wife of 39 years. I have a son (26) and at the moment one little dog. That's about it!
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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wow! I wish my dad was a naval aviator! Good stuff chrisn!
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i bet he wrote that at 4:00am
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i bet he wrote that at 4:00am

2:30 AM actually
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Chris, lets see ya face man.
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I have no pics, except this one, taken about 1974
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oh, thats 40 years ago. I wanna see what you look like before I vote.
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oh, thats 40 years ago. I wanna see what you look like before I vote.
Ever seen Chrisn and Steve Richards at the same place at the same time?



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Once - on an episode of the X-Files.
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most likely, never gonna happen, unless he invites me out there elk hunting




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