In the Spring we were very fortunate to welcome aboard a long time friend of the company, Mike Hensler. Mike has assumed the role as one of our crew chiefs over here at Grand Building. Not only did Mike joined the company with a plethora of skills and experience that far exceeds his years, but in recent time has also gained somewhat of a celebrity status appearing on multiple seasons of the hit HGTV show “Income Property”.
His role as a tradesperson on the show may not have been the most glamorous, finding minimal camera time, but was necessary to carry out quality work on schedule. For those that don’t know Income Property is a show where desperate homeowners are provided expert consultation and renovation services allowing them to transform a currently unused or substandard living space into a luxurious rental property. Mike said that he “really enjoyed working on the show and appreciated the opportunity to be a part of a very unique experience”. After being asked to sign back on for another season, Mike weighted his options and decided to join Grand Building for various reasons. Aside from the family oriented work environment, one major downside to being on the show was that, as tradesperson you are focussed on your work and not doing camera calls. Eventually the on camera portion can be distracting to the task at hand and takes away from one’s focus and working comfort zone. Mike’s performance was so impressive that even after leaving the show was invited alongside other members of Grand Building to meet with producers to discuss various ideas for a new show. Grand Building is thrilled to have Mike representing the company. His work ethic, positive attitude, and trade skills continue to uphold our philosophy at Grand Building and for that we are very grateful for having him part of our team.