Walter’s Story

“I love the feeling when I finish a project. I really enjoyed our last garage build because we were involved with everything from the ground up and it turned out awesome.” – Walter

Originally trained in autobody work, Walter was looking for a job in that industry and was having trouble finding one, “that feeling of being out of a job and looking for one…I didn’t like that feeling.”

Walter joined us at Build Up and has been working with us on a variety of different projects. He notes that these projects have given him many opportunities to learn from our program supervisors and that the skills that he is learning are always “the right way to do things”.

Outside of work, Walter is a dedicated dad with three small children. He is also an artist who enjoys drawing wolves, although he laughs that his children usually request drawings of cartoon characters instead.

Regular employment with Build Up has been a positive development for Walter and his family. We are pleased to help Walter build the skills and experience needed for a long career in construction, an industry that he intends to stick with.