Home Building: A Noble Profession 35 Years & Counting
In the year 1982, Argentina went to war with Great Britain over the Falkland Islands, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album was released, NFL players went on strike, the Royals won 90 games and didn’t make the play-offs, and our nation’s prime interest rate peaked at a staggering 17%. Oh, and in October of that year, Bickimer Homes was born.
Tom and Mary Bickimer were all of twenty-four years of age when they started their home building business. If you were to ask them, they might admit to being a bit naïve about what they were getting themselves into; there was that small detail about the staggering prime interest rate, but they will also tell you it was one of the best decisions they ever made.
Bickimer Homes has yielded a bountiful harvest of blessings for the Bickimers over the years, not the least of which has been the privilege of working with many hard-working, talented and just plain good people in our industry. Suppliers and laborers, contractors and lenders, all have helped Bickimer Homes make the American Dream possible for our customers.
35 years. Tom and Mary are proud of that number and all that it stands for. If you were to ask them, they might admit to being a little bit tired right about now, but they will also tell you that they have come to appreciate homebuilding as a noble profession and are excited to call Bickimer Homes a second generation family business. Three of their children are involved in the business, including Tommy who runs the company these days. He was the one who came up with our motto, Building Dreams on a Solid Foundation, which goes to the very heart of what our dedicated staff strives to achieve each and every day. God willing, may those days turn into another 35 years.
35 years. From the bottom of their hearts, Tom and Mary wish to thank all of our customers for making their dream come true.