For more than 30 years, Paul Bianchina has combined his two greatest interests—building and writing. His experience as a general contractor includes new homes, remodeling, and insurance restoration. He’s written 13 books, including his latest, Insurance Restoration Contracting: Startup to Success, as well as numerous articles and a nationally-syndicated column, Improving Your Home. Paul has taught building trades at his local community college, and has volunteered for many years in local government. When he’s not working, he’s relaxing at his lathe or walking the trails in Bend, Oregon with his wife and their golden retriever.