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The Year was 1980-Something

There are few moments in your life where the time span between the current and younger version of yourself collides. I had such a moment when I met heroes of mine from 1980-something

There are few moments in your life where the time span between the current and younger versions of yourself collide. I had such a moment yesterday and despite my aversion to “celebrity sightings”, this is basically what happened.I am currently in the Orlando airport with 2 hours to kill before I head back to Dallas and then on to the office. For the last 4 days, I have been in Orlando attending the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) as well as the NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) and other than having sore feet and a head full of emerging technologies and trends, this has been a productive use of my time as I was here to work, network, and participate in panel discussions during my trip.[L to R] Bob Borson, Nicholas Rennard, and Tom Silva [Second Image] Norm Abrams and Bob BorsonIn 1980, I was 12 years old, seven years mentally into my career as an architect … whatever that meant. If you can imagine, there were only about 6 or 7 TV stations available back then, one of which was channel 13, our local PBS (Public Broadcasting Station). As a 12-year-old, PBS didn’t offer me much of what I wanted to watch, with one notable exception – This Old House – which to my knowledge was the first home improvement show. Since I planned on being an architect, it seemed like my responsibility to watch this show. It was my look into the world of construction and it was the first time I could see how the building process worked.It was magical and it was must-see TV for me (along with the A-Team and Knight Rider1 … don’t judge me, as a 12-year-old boy I was the perfect demographic). Every week I would turn in to see the latest developments and issues the guys had to tackle … and as I recall, “wood rot” was a frequent topic.Fast forward 37 years and here I was meeting the closest things I had to heroes from my childhood.This Old House and Bob Borson Panel Discussion [L to R] Norm Abrams, Richard Trethewey, Bob Borson and Kevin O’Connor – photo graciously provided by Susie FeiaYou can’t imagine what it meant to me to be sitting on a panel with these guys (and don’t I look uncomfortable sitting there"!"). I won’t say I was starstruck, but I was a bit caught up in the moment as I thought about how many times I watched these guys on TV as a child only to find myself at the Design Milk x Modenus Lounge at KBIS participating in a panel discussion about the future of the construction industry. The NKBA through its TradeUp initiative is partnering with This Old House for year two of the Generation Next campaign to raise dollars and create awareness of the skilled trades as viable and lucrative career paths, and the “This Old House” crew and I were there to talk a...
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