DVD and Amazon best-selling book "The 2 Hour House"
Have you ever wanted to travel back in time and witness some of the most significant moments in U.S. history? Imagine the proud railroad workers driving the Golden Spike at Promontory, as our nation was joined for the first time. Perhaps witness Orville Wright, leaving the ground of Kitty Hawk for 12 seconds, at the dawn of human flight. Now you can take a front row seat in Tyler, Texas, and witness the next event people will be talking about for decades to come.
On October 1st, 2005, the Tyler Area Builders Association made history as hundreds of workers built toward the sky and set a new world record. On this historic date, a team of volunteers built a 2,249 square foot house from the ground up in less than 3 hours!
Go behind the scenes of this amazing project to see how planning, team spirit and hard work can accomplish the impossible!
Leadership From The Ground Up
by Brian Conaway and Jose Feliciano
Is it possible to build a house in only two hours? Either they would prove the doubters wrong and go down in history, or they would go up in flames. Only time, the next few hours to be exact, would tell. A group of East Texas homebuilders dreamed of setting a new world record for building a 2,249 square foot house from the ground up. To do so, they would have to pour a concrete slab that hardened in only 22 minutes and paint the house in the same time it takes to get dressed for work in the morning.
Plans called for a traditional home that met or exceeded code at every turn. It took two years of planning, 1,000 volunteers from every trade and more than a little luck to pull it off. It was an enormous puzzle with thousands of pieces. But once they dumped everything out of the box and onto the lot inside a new subdivision, would all of the pieces fit together? What this team learned about life, leadership and the persistence of the human spirit will motivate you to transform your own life, work and home from the ground up.