Would you like to learn more about the remodeling process, why some of us love the work we do, how to get into the construction field, or maybe even working in another “Dirty Job’s” trade? Well we have two sites that we recommend you visit.
So what happens when you get someone famous for working in over 200+ “Dirty Jobs“ while on TV, who starts noticing that there is a shortage of youngsters entering into the trades and also a general lack of respect for those that do them? Well I guess you do what everyone else does – you start a foundation and launch a website dedicated to those trades. In Mike’s own words…
mikeroweWORKS is my latest effort to call attention to these issues. It’s a website whose primary purpose is to celebrate all aspects of labor. Hard work needs a PR campaign; mikeroweWORKS is my attempt to launch one. Think “Rock the Vote,” only more like “Back to Work!”
Do you have any vision at all for what the website might become?
Mike Rowe: I’ve already received lots of great feedback, much of it from parents who want a place where they and their kids can investigate career options that aren’t necessarily college-dependent. Plumbers and electricians and all kinds of contractors say they that would like a place to chat, exchange stories, and pick each other’s brains. Job search engines. Worker profiles. And some sort of daily, work-related, entertainment component. There’s lots of work to do, but so far, I’m encouraged by all the support. Eventually, I see mikeroweWORKS as a robust place where people can gather to share, educate, and celebrate the business of working.
I remember joing the site back in March of this year – talk about fan central. While that is not a bad thing, but you could see how far Mike’s idea had to go. Fast forward to the end of July and the site had it’s hard launch – Wow is all I can say. Mike your vision is shaping up nicely and as one of the many tradesman that stuck around and participates, all I can is thanks for the opportunity and I am glad to be part of this movement. For those of you who might have been scared off by fan central, come on back & give it a second look.
remodeling contractor from Minnesota that has a dream, Len who is a tech guy that goes by the name Squirrel N’ Moose in another forum, with Rory who is another that runs not just one but two remodeling companies that simply goes “Well why not”?What happens when you combine Paul, a
Well, after a couple of long weeks where even their friends had problems getting hold of them, we all of a sudden get an email like this…
Hey man, come join us at our new place –. We made this site for everyone, us professionals, the homeowners and even our vendors. Lets show that remodeling can be fun, exciting, and rewarding while promoting ourselves, educating homeowners, learning from them and helping them. This is going to be great; we will have tool and software reviews, webinars…
Well Paul, Rory & Len – you guys have succeceded. So if you’re looking at starting a remodeling business, a homeowner curious about the process or even with thoughts on how to improve it, a vendor specializing in this field, they want you to join in.