In the spring of 1987, Lyle Ott was relatively happy with his lot in life. He had a good job at an Omaha construction company and this proud "guy-in-the-field" superintendent wasn't looking for a change.
Jim Meyers was good at figuring and, in his mind, the numbers weren't adding up at his construction job in the mid-1980s in Omaha.
Meyers was a construction estimator bringing in million dollar jobs in 1987 for Hicks Construction Co., and he had begun to question whether he could bring home bigger paychecks with larger numbers if he made the leap from employee to owner.
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