Joe Gadus started as a carpenter before World War II. He had his own business with a partner under the name of Bantam Builders. They built many houses all by hand with the only power tool being a crude circular saw. This is when whole houses were built by one crew and they understood the best way to bring a project to a complete finished house. There was no lack of thought for the next crew on the job because of the simple fact they were the next crew. Attention to detail was a must and provided smooth transitions through the phases of construction. An example would be the straightest framing lumber is reserved for the kitchen because the walls need to be straight in order to hang the cabinets later down the road. This thought process and the fact that you have to deal with any issues on the finish makes the whole project a little cleaner and more refined. Joe left to serve his country in WWII and operated as a field medic. Upon return he continued building, creating homes for a general contractor throughout the capital district.