For more than 30 years, Walter Maxson has been remodeling homes throughout Central Indiana.
From his Zionsville headquarters, he’s been tackling projects from the simple to the complex and his clients have benefitted from realistic cost research, detailed job specifications, guaranteed fixed pricing, and specific beginning and completion dates. The result is hundreds of extremely satisfied clients and beautifully remodeled homes.
But all good things have to come to an end. Walter Maxson is closing up his business and calling himself retired. He won’t be hanging up his tools, of course.
“There’s always something to work on around the farm,” he explains. For many years, Maxson and his wife have lived on a corner of a farm that’s been in his family for generations. He’s managed the farm, but hasn’t had the luxury of time to work on it because of the demands of his remodeling business. Now, he envisions doing more.
Mrs. Maxson may have some ideas, too. While remodeling homes throughout the area, Maxson has taken many photos of his work. Mrs. Maxson has been inspired to suggest a number of projects that are now part of the Maxson home. “And there’s still more to do,” Maxson says.
He’ll also have more time with his children and grandchildren; more time for church-related service ministries; and free time to devote to the men’s trio he has sung with for more than 35 years.
An active member of NARI’s Central Indiana chapter since the late 1980s, Maxson says that it’s an organization that he has valued highly.
“I’ve appreciated the professional relationships, as well as the education opportunities,” he says, citing lead carpenters he’s hired through the certification program, as well as certification programs that he’s attended. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” he says. “NARI has meant a lot to me.”
Looking back over his career, Maxson says, “God puts us in places of opportunity. For me, it’s been a matter of being thankful for what I have and seeking ways to serve God and my fellow men.”