I started building in 1982 right out of high school. It wasn’t something that I planned, but rather something I sort of (fell) into so to speak. Just starting out , I had mentors who taught and encouraged me. I realized that I enjoyed what I was doing and here I am 40 years later still building. I worked for Bessette development for 26 years. My wife is Melinda Ardoin, we have two kids Hannah Fontenot and Garreth Ardoin.I also have five grandkids.