A FAMILY GATHERING
We come from a small town just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming called Victor Idaho. It is a picturesque, place full of wild life and beauty that sits on the Western side of the Grand Tetons and right outside of Yellowstone National Park. But with all that beauty and tourism came a price tag to match. I (Abbott) had been working with Dave Roberts "The G Man" ("G" for garage door) installing and building custom garage doors for about 5 years. I love Dave like a brother and didn't want to step on his toes, but my wife and I dreamt of owning our own business. My wife Nicole, was at the time waiting tables for a high end golf course, Huntsman Springs. She loved her job, but knew that it wasn't what she dreamt of doing for the rest of her life. We decided it was time to find own niche. So if our growing family (my wife and then 2 children, now 3) were to ever live out our dream of being business owners we were going to have to get on out of there and start fresh in a more cost effective economy. We considered just about everywhere in the good ole US of A, but with the help of family who live in Union Grove Alabama. We finally decided on the small town of Arab, AL. It offers out of this world schools, an economy that would allow us to eventually become home owners, and the small town feel that we needed after being in the extra, extra small town of Victor Idaho. So we packed up our lives, said countless prayers and hoped like heck that God would take us down the road to success. Well to make this long story a bit shorter, he did. God blessed us with challenges, hardships, tests of faith, and finally tremendous blessings beyond my ability to measure. And from there our story is still full of challenges, hardships, and tests of faith but who's life isn't? We are just good ole small town, community minded folk looking to leave a legacy of hope for our children. And that in a nut shell, is our story.