Bob started framing houses for his father when he was 20 years old; his first truss experience was in 1954 with on-site truss fabrication using Teco Split-Rings. Bob passed away peacefully at home in October 2012. In his career he sold for such industry icons as Andersen Windows, Scholz Homes, Imperial Components, Alpine Eng. Products, Tee-Lok Corp., Truswal Systems, and the Koskovich Co. and founded Wood Truss Systems with his son Jay in 1988. He was a sports car fan, an EAA (Exp. Aircraft) member, and a terrific father, grandfather, great-grandfather and husband.