In today’s day and age, a college education is important and we support that. In fact, if you’re considering going into a career of healthcare, economics, law or one of many other fields, a college education is essential in terms of academic training. However, as important as academic training is, there are many different fields of work in the world that are not as reliant on academics, but depend more on experience and hands on training.

If academics isn’t your forte, why push it? There are several trade schools out there that offer 2 year programs focusing on skilled craftsmanship. When Lou Mihalko first started Mihalko’s General Contracting, he was fresh out of high school and lugging around his tools in the back of his mother’s ‘72 Toyota Station Wagon. After learning the tricks of the trade and gaining some real life experience, Lou was able to turn his start up into a legitimate company and grow it into the successful family business it is today. Lou was able to recognize that the work he loves couldn’t be found in a book, but rather it was hands on and involved directly helping others to enjoy their lives. Because of that, Lou took up contracting – an age old trade that has been around and there will always be a need for.

Today there is a large push towards a life towards academia – a life that may not be for everyone. Skilled carpenters, plumbers, electricians and many more trades are needed now more than ever. For those like Lou Mihalko, the ones that want to use their hands on skills to help others when they need an emergency disaster service, insulation in windows or even to figure out how to budget remodeling, there’s contracting; a skill and trade that, unlike many other jobs, can lead you to an hourly wage of $30 to $50. And here at Mihalko’s General Contracting, we’re always looking to help others fulfill their calling and be the open door they need to get into the contracting industry. So if you’re interested in becoming a high quality contractor, call someone you can trust. Call a high quality contracting company that’s been serving the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA, and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call the best in the business. Call Mihalko’s General Contracting.

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