Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Home builder does it HIS WAY.(Final)

Byline: Story by Glen Rosales * Photographs by Adolphe Pierre-Louis Of the Journal

Rodney Carver of Carver Custom Homes puts personal touches into each of his houses

Rodney Carver likes to picture himself living in each house he builds. That gives him a better idea of what the homeowner might want, said Carver, of Carver Custom Homes.

"I include a lot of the things that I like in a house, and that usually works pretty well," he said. "You know what works from what works in your own home."

He learned his trade on the job.

"It was a lot of hard work," Carver said. "My first carpenter's job was finish work. You couldn't leave a home until everything looked right. …

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