Burt Beacham

Burt Beacham

Construction Business Owner

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
First I applied to pharmacy school for several years.
Then I realized I was wasting time and realized I could make money in construction.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Grantsville High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Chemistry, General
Salt Lake Community College
Career

Career

Construction Business Owner

I do new construction and re-models.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Business
Business
Building Things
Building Things

Day to Day

I do all of my own work from start to finish. I do all aspects of construction, from structural to infrastructure to finish work. Some days I do 2 different trades, like electrical and plumbing and I usually am never doing the same thing from one week to the next. A great day is when I am able to take my time and make everything look and work correctly. At the same time, I enjoy getting a lot done in a day.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I didn't go to school to learn my professions. It came through trial and error and on site work. I can see how things need to be built in my mind, without being taught or ever having done it before. I can see what comes next and how to get from a to z. I pay in-depth attention to anything mechanical and I automatically understand how things work. I single-handedly built my own custom home from the ground up, without cracking a book. I get complimented on the design and quality frequently.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get a job working in construction. While you need a degree, hands on experience is much more valuable.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

graduate
Graduate
Construction Management
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"College is too hard"

Don't throw it away because the odds are not in your favor. If the technology that was out there today would have been around when I was in school, I think I would have been able to pursue my larger dreams. Find out what's out there to make it happen.

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Learning Issues

I decided I was going to give myself enough time to learn what I needed to.

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

My family did not value college, so I had to break out of that mold and mindset. It's hard to press on, when your parents are not encouraging you.