TRAINING/EDUCATION: High School Graduate. On the Job training since age of 18. Acquired Builders License in 2010 and started Dan Vis Builders.
SIZE OF COMPANY: Sole owner. No employees except an (amazing) office assistant. 4-6 custom homes per year on average.
MARKETS: Mostly Grand Rapids.
HBA MEMBER: Since 2012.
BIGGEST HBA VALUE: I have been involved with the Parade of Homes. I value the networking opportunities that are available through the Parade and some of the connections that I have made with other builders that I have met through my membership. I have enjoyed some of the social events available with my HBA membership.
WORDS OF WISDOM OR A PIECE OF ADVICE FOR ANYONE LOOKING AT A CAREER AS A BUILDER: Working in the trades first was very helpful in learning the industry first hand before starting my own company. I had experience doing trim, framing, siding, tile, insulation, painting, etc. before I started out on my own, which have all been a great knowledge base for me as a general contractor.