As a teenager Justin started working for his uncle’s drywall company at the Oregon coast learning how to tape. He worked summers and many weekends doing drywall.
After graduating high school, he moved to Wilsonville and worked for a residential production drywall company. Leaving there he worked for L&M drywall which moved him back to the Oregon coast, where they were opening up a new branch. There he learned to bid residential work and managed the Lincoln City office.
Soon after he started a company doing residential and small commercial tenant improvement work for nine years. In 2007 he left construction and bought a small pizza parlor in Sun River, Oregon which he operated until 2010.
In 2010 he joined the Tapers Union and started working in Portland for the large contractors.
Justin started working for Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2015 as the first company taper.