How did I get here?
I am Drew Homola, owner and manager at First Choice Builders. I wanted to tell you a shortened version of my story and how I got here.
It all started when I was 10 years old, I would dream of building homes for people. My Dad was a plumber and I would go and help him work. At first it was fun but when I would leave at the end of the day I couldn't see what was done. Needless to say, I quickly lost interest in plumbing!
Fast forward to graduation, I chose to start framing for a company called Scandia Construction. I LOVED it! I could go to work and see my accomplishments at the end of the day! I never looked back on plumbing. It wasn't long before I left Kalispell and moved to MN where I continued framing. In 2008 the construction market slowed down and work was slow. A friend of mine moved to Sheridan, and loving adventure, I decided to head back west. That same year, my childhood dream became a reality when I started First Choice Builders. At first, I was mostly doing subcontract work and remodels, but I was ready to start building houses! A friend of mine loaned me the money to build my first house, getting half of the profit for his payment. This worked good, until the next thing I know my profit is spent! I didn't even start another house with it! Mistake! So I keep working away until a have the opportunity to build again. By now this is 2013 and I'm ready to move past the smaller subcontracting jobs and focus on building new homes. This is what I love doing! I have been building homes ever since! I can see things get accomplished, I can design homes, (which I have an eye for and enjoy), I get to be constantly learning and improving the way we do business. All of these are things that I really enjoy doing. My hope is to have the best building process of any builder, from great communication to quality work and great character. My goal is to make this process enjoyable!
The best part of the story? Shortly after moving to Sheridan, I fell in love with an amazing girl named Heidi who stole my heart and is now my wife! Not long after we were married, we had our first child, a girl we named Halle. What an experience! She is truly a doll! Time passes and we plug along. Roughly a year and a half later we have another girl and her name is Ayla. She is just as amazing! I love them so much!
There you go, this is me!