Paul had graduated in the early 1940’s from the Chicago School of Engineering. Soon after graduating Paul was drafted into the war, and his dream was put on hold. When he returned, he built the small cinder-block building and began getting ready to open his business. Everything was ready to start when tragedy struck. Paul suddenly fell ill and passed away. Bill was determined to carry on his father’s dream and made it his own. He studied his father’s engineering school books so diligently that within one year’s time he could recite them verbatim. The family struggled and Bill learned the value of hard work and determination.