Contractor helps build youth sport teams
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on builders of South Lake Tahoe by Steve Brown, an instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College, where he teaches a class on the Science of Building. Each article will profile a person at the South Shore who is a builder of structures as well as being actively involved in building a better community.
Jim Breisacher is a pillar of the community. Active in his church and his community, he and his wife are staunch supporters of all kinds of youth sports. They have sponsored and coached several teams, and support the swimming and soccer teams.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, Breisacher grew up in Los Gatos, Calif., and with an associate of arts degree, launched himself into a career in bar and restaurant management. Visiting San Diego, where he had once served boot camp, he liked it so well he stayed. Unable to find a good position in his field, he and an unemployed friend ventured into home repair projects. This changed everything. After achieving his first successes in construction in San Diego, including earning his licenses, he ventured back to Tahoe to visit old schoolmates. He had vacationed here often with friends over the years and it drew him back as it does so many of us.
Breisacher’s trip to Tahoe to help his friend Don Woods finish his home proved to be his last move –to date. Here, he met Marilyn and this became his home, where he has been plying his trade as a general contractor and cabinet maker for more than 10 years. He predicts there will be an increasing amount of remodeling work here, due to the limited new building, the aging of the existing homes, and the proliferation of new features available for kitchens. After his family, Breisacher’s greatest satisfaction comes from transforming an ordinary and perhaps dated kitchen into a sparkling showpiece to delight the owners.
What he is about, it seems to me, besides his ready humor and wit, is honesty and integrity. All construction workers seem to be driven to work very hard, but this man goes the second mile and he clearly cares for his fellow citizens.
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