Meet Jonathan and Nathanael, the Winrod Brothers.
Jonathan grew up in southern Missouri and southeast Alaska with 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
As a child, he loved to hunt, fish, and trap.
Jonathan learned his love for building from his dad, who was a crew leader for a contractor in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In the summers, Jonathan got to work with him.
When Jonathan moved to Alaska, he helped run a sawmill and build with the milled lumber.
In his early 20s, Jonathan got his private pilots license (Jonathan and Nathanael owned their own plane - see below).
Jonathan has traveled to many places, including Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
In 2003 Jonathan married Jennifer, and they now have four children: Daniel, Marcus, Lilly, and Violet.
Jonathan is very active in his church (Trinity Lutheran Church of Mountain Home), and is a volunteer fireman for the Tecumseh VFD.
Jonathan is currently attending electrical classes through ATF at ASU Mountain Home for his journeyman electrical license.
Jonathan has worked on commercial fishing boats, and worked for an excavation contractor in North Dakota installing rural water lines. He has built numerous miles of barbwire fence. He also has completed a lot of homes, pole barns, and roofs.
Jonathan is responsible for the bids and contracts, as well as invoicing and billing.
Nathanael grew up in southern Missouri and southeast Alaska.
He started working in his dad's logging / sawmill business, and building with the lumber that they sawed in southeast Alaska. He worked at a car dealership in Watertown, South Dakota while getting his private pilot license.
In 2001, Jonathan and Nathanael entered a business partnership.
Nathanael married his wife Faith in 2003, and is now the father of five children: Debra, Derek, Andrea, Amie and Kyle.
In 2006, Nathanael took and passed the business and law exam for the Arkansas general building contractor license. He also took training, and has a certificate in, lead-based paint renovation from the Environmental Protection Agency.
He is active in his church and volunteers as fire chief at his local fire department.
Check out the fish we caught while visiting family in Alaska.
Winrod Brothers Jonathan (left) & Nathanael (right) lived in Alaska for 10 years on Prince of Wales Island, south of Hydaburg.
On the ferry at Ketchikan in Alaska
The plane that the Winrod Brothers used to own