Gary Poush was 14, when he enlisted two like-minded buddies in the construction of an 8 foot by 12 foot club house in the central Minnesota woods. It had two doors, a window, three bunks and a fireplace that sometimes worked. His family moved to Wyoming when he was a high school senior, and he has lived in the West since. He played basketball at the University of Wyoming and studied medicine, science and photography, graduating with a B.A. in Zoology in 1970. During his college summers, he worked for his girlfriend’s father in Minnesota, learning the basics of commercial and residential construction.
This was the beginning of a life spent honing the skills of the carpenter, the management practices of a construction superintendent, and project manager, with 30 years as the owner of construction companies in Wyoming, Oregon and for the last 16 years, in Colorado. After a decade in Portland, his love of the Rockies brought him back to the interior West, with his wife Sandy and children, Julian and Lillian. The family moved to Grand Junction in 1999.
Gary has worked in a collaborative environment with architects, designers and owners on projects here in Colorado and in Oregon, providing life cycle analysis and value engineering as needed. His background in the bio sciences has led to an intense interest in sustainability and a healthy home environment and an understanding that the homes he builds will nurture generations of families. Serra Construction was one of the first companies on the West Slope to build to the Energy Star and Colorado Built Greenstandards.