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I was born Paul E. Rice Jr. July 19th 1961 at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, TN to parents Paul E. Rice Sr. and Barbara J. Rice. In 1967, I attended 1st grade at Mayfield Elementary, and then from 1968-1973 I attended Hopewell Elementary. From 1974-1975 I attended Cleveland Jr. High. I started Bradley Central High School in 1976. In 1978, I began working for E. L. Green, builder, home builder, general contractor, plumber, home repair, as a carpenter helper. This relationship with Mr. Green, builder, home builder, general contractor, plumber, home repair, though on and off work, would be a major impact on my life in the future as a general contractor, home builder, builder, plumber, home repair. In July of 1978, I was employed after school by a major car dealership in Cleveland as a car detailer, but the work with Mr. Green, builder, home builder, general contractor, plumber, home repair, was a preferred field. After graduating from Bradley Central High School in 1979, I was employed as an Electrical apprentice with Local 175 Chattanooga, TN in Industrial Electric. While attending Cleveland State Community College, I accepted a job offer from Bowater Southeastern Paper Inc. in 1980. In 1983, I joined a fellow employee’s carpet, vinyl, and hardwood flooring installation business after work and on off-days. By 1986 I began to perform as a builder, home builder, general contractor, home repair, plumbing, and plumber. In 1988, I received my first State License for General Contracting, and had begun adding heavy equipment to my business to develop Real Estate for a greater number of homes. I gained management skills and hands on experience for any task associated with Real Estate development and home construction. In 1993, I resigned from Bowater in order to devote my full attention to being a builder, home builder, general contractor, home repair, plumbing, plumber, licensed plumber. I was elected to the Executive Committee of the board as Secretary in the Bradley/Cleveland Home Builders Association. I began gaining skills in public speaking, corporate order, and further elected as a State and National director, and participated as an active citizen to visit lawmakers on decisions and laws that affected the home building industry. I learned first hand how our government worked or did not work. I was elected President of our local association in 1995. In 2004, I was again elected Secretary to the now called Ocoee Region Builders Association. I rose through the ranks and was elected President in 2007 for a second time. For Real Estate developing purposes in my business, I received a Class A Commercial Drivers License. Not only was I able to cover all aspects of my building, home repair, general contractor, home building, plumbing, and plumber operation, but I also started offering services to other Builders, Plumbers, Real Estate developers, Contractors, General Contractors. There is a chance if you live in Bradley County/City of Cleveland, I may have taken part in the Real Estate development of your subdivision or home, though I may have not been the primary builder or developer.