North Meet South
Chuck Bearden is from Nashville, TN and Rose Ferreri is from Park Ridge, Illinois-opposites destined to complement each other in 2012. In 1997, after eight years in the USMC, working in both immigrations control and as a police officer, Chuck began his own business--The Tennessee Handyman. His focus was on home repairs, restorations and renovations. He shortly thereafter added skills in commercial property maintainance for several real estate investors.
In 2012, Rose became VP of his LLC and handled all marketing, bids, materials ordering and scheduling, and created a top ranking site, well know in the state, putting The Tennessee Handyman on the map.
In 2015, travelling the East Coast became a priority. Both Rose and Chuck had cared for their previous ailing spouses for a considerable number of years, unable to travel. They started in FL and worked their way up to CT, eventually going "half back" to NC, noting the dramatic change in politics along the coast. They plan to continue the journey for at least the next five years; there are so many places left to explore that beckon to them.
"Made in America" is more than a catchy phase to Chuck and Rose; it's a promise to the next generation to retain all things that make the USA unique. In other words, AMERICA FIRST.
Semper Fi! [Always Faithful, the USMC motto]