Kevin Kirkwood was in a career ‘no-man’s land.’ He was getting by as a third-generation roofer with plenty of on-the-job experience and professional drive, but he lacked the advanced degrees and the business acumen to help guide him toward an ascending career path.
It was 2007 — as the slumping economy was on the brink of a deep recession — and the Texas native not only sought a new job to help support himself and his newlywed bride, but one that would have staying power and quench his longstanding dream of entrepreneurship. So he went out and did it. By himself. All on his own.