Pro Contractor Members are the backbone of the forum.
It may not be obvious to the newcomer to our pro construction forum, but long time BethePro.com community members know that BTP is more than just a place to hang out and get advice from time to time. The site is a pro contractor’s forum that exemplifies the brotherhood of tradesmen and women. This community of professional tradespeople is the 2nd most active construction forum on the net with only a fraction of the members of some larger contractor communities. That speaks volumes to the active discussions and transfer of knowledge that BeThePro stands for.
Today we want to welcome a few new Moderators to our ranks. The Moderator is a major driver of a communities‘ success. Not only do they welcome new members and help them learn the ropes, but they are all professional contractors and tradespeople who understand the long hours and commitment to providing professional workmanship in their daily trades. We have tried to choose Mod’s that can not only share their knowledge, but also act as gatekeepers of our pro construction forum communities‘ integrity.
BeThePro.com is unique for many reasons but probably the most attractive feature to the un-annointed is the tool rewards system. To date the site has bestowed on its faithful members well over $50,000 in tools and gear to it’s members. Few other contractor forum sites have the model of rewarding professional contractors, remodellers and tradespeople, as well as a number of fervent and fanatical DIY’ers, for their dedication to sharing their knowledge and expertise.
Points aren’t the point
But with this model also comes the possibility that some members may only be in it for the points. There are always a few that may not „get it“ – that this site survives solely on the level of true content and sharing of hard learned (and earned) experience. This is where the Moderators of BeThePro.com have a parting of the ways with most other pro construction forums. The Mod’s here at BTP help to guide members so they are moving the entire community forward and not mired in points mongering. It is a delicate balance as new members may come with that intent, but soon find that the content generated here by the community is real and the discussions demand that you either „put up or shut up“. Just like on the jobsite. Except that it‘s online and you are free to imbibe your favorite beverage while your on this “job” site.
So with that introduction I want to introduce our three newest Mod’s as well as give a tip of the hat to Supimeister who recently stepped down from the Mod position to devote more time to his studies and family. Our three newest mods are:
MOZE: Hailing from Dallas, Moze is our resident sign guy. From the manufacture to installation, creativity is Moze’s strong suit. He has been active on the site since Jan. Of 2014. He is the owner and operator of Precision Sign Services (http://precisionsignservices.com/) and has and amazing body of work for clients. Make sure to check out his site and the amazing things he does with metal, wood and stone.
ChadM: Chad McDade is the owner of Housewright Construction. His company performs residential remodeling, new construction, and the occasional custom woodworking project. Chad specializes in trim carpentry, but performs work from the ground up. He can be seen on the job site pouring footers, stick building roofs, and almost anything in between. Chad comes from several generations of craftsmen and has worked in the building trades for over 20 years. In addition to residential construction, Chad has also spent some time as a project manager for a semi-national disaster restoration and commercial construction firm. In his spare time Chad enjoys to hunt, fish, golf and read. You can see more of chad’s work here: http://www.yourhousewright.com
thedude306: Better known as Brad Taylor. He has been a member since Jan 2014 and hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada. We have a vibrant Canadian brotherhood and Brad has done a great job on bringing in new members from the North, Brad is an ardent tool reviewer as well as a constant site contributor.
In addition to our new Mod squad members, here are all the Moderators on the site with links to their profiles.
Dabbs: Boyd Eckert is a retired rail road worker with 33 years of experience. Operating heavy equipment every day as well as supplying creative solutions on how to build and construct with the railroad as his backdrop has helped Boyd gain an appreciation for tools as well as the tradespeople who use the, Check out his licence plate – BTHEPRO – must be easy to get custom plates in Idaho (see Moze’s pic). Boyd started his career in Nebraska at the young age of 19, and spent the next 12 years in Nebraska before moving to Idaho…Read more
Woodman_412: Dan just recently returned to the site after a long hiatus to deal with his daughter’s illness. While she is still not out of the woods, she is doing better and Dan has been much more active lately as his time between running a successful business And spending time with his daughter. Dan Pattison is the owner and operator of Fox Hollow Fine Woodworking. He specializes in custom cabinets, furniture, and interior trim work. Dan has 13 years experience as a woodworker..Read more
jkirk: Jeff Kirk is a Red Seal journeyman carpenter in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed a 4-1/2 year apprenticeship in 2008. His work has been focused on high end residential renovation and custom new home construction…Read more
jim_hunt17: Jim Huntley has worked in property management and maintenance for seven years with a residential condominium associations. He is a handyman by profession and most of what Jim has learned is from working with his father while growing up….Read more
MKE_Voltage: Jason Larcheid is a hybrid tradesman with experience as an electrician and project manager. As an electrician Jason has extensive experience in residential wiring and low voltage. He has also spent significant time…Read more
Brian Cousins is the owner of Northern Environmental contracting. Brian has been in business for himself for the past 5 years. Northern Environmental Contracting works in all phases of construction services from framing to…Read more
A hat’s off to all of our Pro contractors that make the BeThePro forum such a success. We are pleased to welcome our new Moderators as they accept their expanded role in the community.