My friends and family would describe me as a laid back surfer type with a positive attitude.
After leaving the Navy at 21 I fell into the carpentry trade with my dad (Peter Harvey, Master Carpenter) whose reputation was built on the quality of his workmanship. The first year or so I was just his slave, passing the tools, making teas and sweeping up. I even named the broom the ‘Peter Pusher’ but during that long painful year I watched and soaked up as much knowledge as I could.
We became a good team, working together for 11 years up until his retirement in 2014. He’s now off in his motorhome and I've been flying solo ever since.
I am good at what I do, and I enjoy the fact that every week brings a different challenge, a different problem to solve, and a new customer to meet. My brain is always ticking, reinventing and creating. Friends and family love my imaginative streak and ability to make things from recycled or unusual materials. I have my love of Lego to thank for that.
Away from work I try to get the best out of life. I'm a family man, and spending quality time with loved ones is important to me.
As for hobbies, anything extreme gets my blood pumping but nothing beats a surf or a dive. My fiancé Vicki will tell you I am a better man after I've been out in the sea.