Sam Holcomb
Cherry Creek Construction

AGE: 32

TRAINING/EDUCATION: Graduated from NMU with bachelor’s in English in 2007; After 5 years serving as a Special Forces Green Beret in the U. S. Army, used GI Bill to attend Boston’s historic vocational school, the North Bennet Street School; Worked

as a carpenter for a high-end Boston-area renovation contractor before moving back to Marquette in 2016.

SIZE OF COMPANY: Currently 2 employees.

MARKETS: Marquette.

HBA MEMBERSHIP: Joined in 2016.

BIGGEST HBA VALUE: Client referrals, legitimacy, network of subcontractors and suppliers.

WORDS OF WISDOM OR A PIECE OF ADVICE FOR ANYONE LOOKING AT A CAREER AS A BUILDER: Find a mentor; read books and trade publications; take side work.

Michigan’s Top Builders under the Age of 40