My grandfather's sister's husband, Henry Secrist, was a building contractor. Here is a photo of him and his family: Henry on the left, my great aunt Ella across from him on the right, their daughter Mae and son John.
This is the First Christian Church in Lincoln, Kansas, which was built by Henry Secrist. He hired his brothers-in-law George and Peter Stoner to help him.
This is the house that Henry Secrist built for his family at 2717 7th St., Long Beach, CA, after they moved out from Kansas in 1906. Henry and his son John are on the porch. The building is still there today, and can be found on Google Earth.
Henry's son John learned the building trade from his father. As an adult, in 1927, he moved up to Willits, California, where he primarily ranched. He also built houses, and he built his own portable sawmill, using the engine from his Model T, and milled lumber. In his later years, after a divorce, he moved to Pigeon Point, near Monterey, CA, and ran a small sawmill there.