It's NOT easy finding a good builder. Some are too big to do budget custom builds, others too small to depend on. Out of 30 builders I called in March, only one stood out. While most retail builders never even returned my call, he was willing to meet me for coffee. The hardest part of sizing someone up is figuring out who the man is behind "the job title". I think we have all presented the best version of ourselves in job interviews, dating or high school reunions. So the first step in any good "size-up" is to ask lots of questions, many levels deep, to get to the real stuff. The year is 1989, and TW and his wife are babysitting the children of a young couple who just moved into their new home. Funny enough, in college he had studied child development, so he often offers to watch his clients' kids so their parents can have a night out to celebrate their new home. These people must have really loved TW, because they took him up on it.