Ronald Sauvé, pronounced "so-VAY," was introduced to building as a kid growing up in rural Vermont in 1950s and 1960s and started working in building trades in 1970. When work needed to be done around the house and farm, his family would do it.
We always did what we needed to do, whether that was building a barn for animals or whatever," Sauvé recalls. "I was always interested in carpentry and in high school the only course I got straight As in was shop."
As old school as that sounds, Sauvé went on to specialize green and energy efficient buildings - teaching an adult education class on the topic at one point.
He is a big user of Apple products and apps.
"I had someone tell me the other day, 'You are pretty techy for an old guy,'" Sauvé said. "I have iPads, MacBook Pro, iPhone. Those to me are invaluable tools. I have the whole building code on an iPad."