Our Heritage Where it all Began
It all began when Myrle Snodgrass was building homes in the 40’s with Fortmeyer Lumber (real estate). He ran all of the construction – starting as a Superintendent, moving up to a business partner, followed by going out on his own business venture. Mryle started with building over 1,000 homes, most notably approximately (156) 2-3 BR homes at 21st St & the canal route and many in the Riverside subdivision in Wichita, KS.
All the while, James “Jim” and his brother Max Snodgrass were growing up, becoming inspired and learning the trade. Jim would go around to the construction workers with a box around his neck filled with dry ice, selling .10c ice cream and a .10c coke. Back then, the ice cream was .5c and Jim sold it for .10c each.
He watched his Dad (Myrle) work on everything, from window cleaning, painting, brick walls, and more.
“All of it was just work, no matter if he had a sledgehammer or a level in his hands. Dad was a man of many talents,” said Jim.