It all began on Feb. 19 1968 at 10:29AM.

Thirty some years later I find myself in school studying welding. After spending fifteen years in the restaurant and bicycle industry I decided it was time for a change. I enrolled in the local community college’s welding program and started on my current path…..


My Storied Career, It simply boggles the mind.

Paper Boy

Milwaukee Country Club – Caddy

McDonalds My first cooking job!!!

Dos Bandidos – Dishwasher/Prep Cook

Phone Sales – 1 Day

Andrews -  Bus Boy, Prep Cook

Milwaukee Biscuit Company – Runner

The Cape of Good Hope – Short Order Cook

Wrens II – Line Cook

Club Marylin – Prep Cook, Bar Back

Bogies – Cook, Oyster Shucker

Thill Bros – Line Cook

The Star of Milwaukee – Bus Boy/Server

Tavern On The Mall – Cook

Luke Sports Spectacular – Line Cook

The Beer Barons – Line Cook

City Lights Cafe – Line Cook

The Pfister – Salad Shooter

Karl Ratzsch’s – Saute Chef

Thill Bros again

The Shorewood Inn – Line Cook

The Red Onion Cafe/Bodolino’s – Pizza Cook

The Bikesmiths – Sales and Service

T.T. Tulip ~ Valentine Day delivery

The Tamarack – Line Cook

Scotty’s Crab House – Sous Chef

The Bikesmiths again

Steny’s – Bartender, one day for block party

Scotty’s again

The Bikesmiths again

Scotty’s again

The Bikesmiths again

Scotty’s again

Bikers Express – Bike Messenger

The Bikesmiths again

Bikers Express again

Egans – Line Cook 2 days

Giovonni’s – Line Cook 1 day

The Oakland Cafe – Prep Cook 1 day

Scotty’s again

The Bikesmiths again

Pizza Shuttle – Driver 1 day

MOFOCO – Parts Driver

HIP Home Improvement Professionals – Carpenter

The Coffee Trader – Line Cook

Bikers Express again

Advanced Installers Inc. – Erector, My first steel job

Rollies Tavern – Bartender 1 day

The Highland House – Bartender 1 day

Treat’s Tavern – Bartender

The Bikesmiths still

TCM remodeling – Carpentry, Drywall and Tile

Suburban Construction Corp. – Erector

Treats again

??????? Installing Retail Fixtures

John Brunhardt – House Painting

Enrolled in Welding Technology at MATC

Crawdaddys – Chef  My last “professional” chef gig for now

Fitzgibbons Pub – Bartender

Fourth Base Bar – Bartender 1 Day

Davians Catering – Bartender

Construct Music/Jerry Harrison – Mover

Barrel Riders Pub – Bartender

The Bikesmiths Still

G.S. Roofing – Roofing/Siding

Hayes Disc Brake – Disc Brake Technician

Charlie Gumps Fine Finishing – Fine Finisher

Shanahan’s Pub – Bartender

The Bikesmiths still

O’ Bradys – Bartender

The Bikesmiths still

Hi Hat Lounge – Doorman

The Bikesmiths still

Finished welding school – finally!

OCC Ollman Construction Corp – Welder

~Marine Terminal, Third Ward

~The Sterling, Farwell ave.

~222 E Erie.

Joined the Iron Workers Union, started apprenticeship

Ed Kraemer and Son’s

- Kilbourn Avenue Bridge Historic Preservation

- CP Rail, Moorland Rd

-I94  North-South Freeway Expansion, College Ave, Grange Ave, Airport Spur.

- CP Rail, MMSD Substation.

- CP Rail 7&1/2 mile rd

- Springdale Rd.

-US41/Hwy10 ramp OshKosh WI.

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 08/09  - Music Man, Rosie’s Field

Interstate Erectors – 1 day shutdown Falk

Choice Construction Companies INC. – I-94 Corridor/Mitchell Interchange

Ed Kraemer and Son’s again

~Howell Ave.

~HWY 20 East Troy

~Hank Aaron Trail & 84th St.

~CP Rail Yard

~Lake Butte des Morts Drive & US  41 Oshkosh WI.

~Milwaukee River Parkway, Glendale WI.

~HWY 33 over the Milwaukee River, Saukville WI.

~Hank Aaron Trail & Hawley Rd.

The Price Erecting Company

Ed Kraemer and Sons again

~Iowa Northern Railroad,Waverly IA

~Count Line Rd Mequon WI

~CP Rail Yard

~CP Rail Swingbridge Downtown Milwaukee

~I94 and Gaston Rd Madison WI

Interstate Erecting Falk

CD Smith Wacker Neuson Plant Expansion Menomenee Falls

American Crane Technologies

~Waukesha Electric

~Catepillar/Bucyrus Erie

Ed Kraemer and Sons

~Wisconsin ave

~Juneau ave

Choice Construction Companies INC.

~Lincoln Ave Bridge

Random Lake Structural

~Kohls Shit Show

Wisconsin Rebar

~Portage Power Plant, Pardeeville WI

Construction Supply and Erecting

~Freodtert Walk In Clinic, New Berlin

Metal Buildings of Wisconsin

~Loyalty Building, Downtown Milwaukee

~Woodmans, Waukesha WI

~Goodwill Store, Bay View WI

~Wheaton Franciscan Health Care Clinic, Franklin WI

Chilstrom Erecting Corp

~Epic Computer Systems, Verona WI

Ed Kraemer and Sons AGAIN!

Some dumb train bridge in Waukesha!


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