Ron grew up in Hoquiam and had a love of carpentry instilled in him at a young age. He worked as a carpenter for his father all through school. After graduation from Hoquiam High School, Ron would make a career of carpentry, working for several contractors in Grays Harbor, Seattle and the San Francisco bay area. He helped build several high-rise buildings and offices in major cities down the West Coast.
Ron is remembered by his friends as a top notch carpenter that could build pretty much anything. He also loved his son Andy very much. Like his father, Andy was a skilled tradesman and excelled as a drywall installer.
Before Ron’s passing, he was passionate about creating a legacy for his son and future tradesmen in our community. He wanted to give others the opportunity to enjoy the trades and be taught a skill set that could serve them for life.