1997 was the beginning of Fernando’s career in construction. Starting out as a painter, he quickly realized that the $14 an hour job wouldn’t cut it for his growing family; he had an expecting wife and already had a newborn son. Wanting to provide all the necessities in life for them, he sought out to learn every skill in construction. With grit and tenacity, he gradually moved up the ranks, eventually branching out to form his own company based on his values of hard work, integrity, and quality (today known as BBC Construction). Fernando believes in improving the construction community through education. Contrary to large construction companies who reduce their workers tasks to a mere few, he makes sure to educate and teach his employees in every job they perform. He has mentored dozens of workers over the past decade and has taught them the lessons and skills that he acquired over time.