Construction is in Ray’s blood. It was the family business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he grew up. His father and uncle were custom home developers. Job sites were Ray’s playgrounds. At age 14, he realized custom residential construction was his calling and he learned carpentry. He’s been at it ever since.
Ray eventually moved to Los Angeles to continue his career as a residential custom builder. He says his work, as a Project Manager at Houck, is not unlike another fine-tuned team effort, “If subcontractors are the instruments, then I’m the conductor who directs the orchestra.” He speaks like a man who enjoys his day. Ray is still a die-hard Pittsburgh Steeler fan, happily married and a proud father of a beautiful daughter.