Co-Founder and Co-Owner
Dwight grew up surfing beaches off Monterey Bay, California, but he has the heart and soul of a cowboy.
Driven from a young age, he preferred to work during school vacations and tagged along to his first construction job site at the tender age of six. Those early days of learning the trade from kind-hearted pros sparked a love of building that would never go away.
One of Dwight’s early role models was his grandfather, a quadriplegic who worked as a builder before polio confined him to a wheelchair. He taught Dwight to look for the blessings in life and to be resourceful with what he had. Another childhood mentor taught him that quality is something people can see and feel when they walk into a home.
By the time Dwight signed up for a woodworking class in junior high, he knew he had discovered his calling. As Dwight likes to say, he graduated from high school on a Saturday and started an apprenticeship in custom building on Monday.
When the devastating 1989 earthquake hit near his hometown 60 miles south of San Francisco, Dwight had a chance to test his calling. He started using his connections to organize teams of laborers to repair buildings – many with badly damaged foundations. Dwight would cut class or race to the job site during his lunch break to supervise his teams. Though still in high school, the experience gave him an education in foundation/structural building and repair. It also reinforced the importance of creating meaningful relationships with employees and clients, both cornerstones of his work philosophy to this day.
One of Dwight’s biggest strengths is his deliberate dedication to an industry that is always changing. His people-pleasing, problem-solving nature sets the tone of HighCraft’s culture and daily operations, but he doesn’t take his job lightly. High quality, beautiful construction is always a top priority, and client satisfaction is priority number one. Those who know him will tell you Dwight has a huge heart – everything he does is always intended to take care of people and make them happy.
Dwight’s favorite thing to hear from a client? “Thank you. You have a fantastic team!”
Check out Dwight’s bio on The Crew page.