About Us

Who Is From the Ground Up?
 
FGU is a family owned and operated business THAT Father and son (Doug and Andy) started working together to build a contracting business based on long standing family values of honesty,integrity and a solid work ethic 5 YEARS AGO.
 
Doug (FATHER) HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR OVER 40 YEARS TO HIS WIFE TEXANN. DOUG is a retired Police officer FROM BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WHO IN HIS SPARE TIME BUILT & REMODELED HOMES FOR THE LAST 4 DECADES. WITH ALL HIS EXPERIENCE, HE HAS BUILT A NAME THAT PEOPLE KNOW AND CALL FOR THEIR NEEDS. DOUG IS 66 YEARS OLD BUT YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW THIS WHEN YOU SEE HIM WORKING ON SITES AND PUTTING HIS 40+ years of remodeling expertise TO GOOD USE. DOUG IS NOT ABLE TO SIT STILL MORE THAN 30 MINUTES IF THE SUN IS SHINING, SO THIS IS A WAY FOR HIM TO SHOWCASE HIS SKILLS. WHEN NOT WORKING, DOUG WOULD RATHER BE WITH HIS 2 GRANDCHILDREN AND "PITTLING" AS HE WOULD CALL IT, 

 

Andy (SON) IS OTHER HALF OF THE BUSINESS. ANDY HAS "ALMOST" COMPLETED HIS MASTERS DEGREE AND DID HIS UNDERGRAD AT LYNCHBURG COLLEGE (OR UNIVERSITY). WHILE ATTENDING LYNCHBURG COLLEGE, HE MET HIS WIFE SARAH OF 12 YEARS. SARAH IS ON HER 14TH YEAR OF TEACHING 4TH GRADE AT TOMAHAWK ELEMENTARY. THEY HAVE 2 BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS NAMED JILLIAN (9) AND HADLEY (6) WHO BOTH ATTEND TOMAHAWK ELEMENTARY. AS FOR THE BUSINESS ASPECT, ANDY BRINGS a different spin to the business APART FROM THE "OLD SCHOOL" WAYS THAT DOUG IS ACCUSTOMED TO DOING. ANDY HAS BEEN WORKING IN THE CONSTRUCTION FIELD FOR 7 YEARS. BEFORE STARTING FROM THE GROUND UP, ANDY WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION SALES AND HAS A BROAD KNOWLEDGE OF IT TAKES TO ENSURE THE JOB IS DONE IN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY AS POSSIBLE. WHEN NOT WORKING, ANDY LOVES SPENDING TIME WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS BUT ALSO LOVES WHEN FOOTBALL SEASON COMES AROUND. HE CONSIDERS IT "THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR". THEY ARE AVID VIRGINIA TECH FANS!   

 

APART FROM DOUG & ANDY, FGU EMPLOYEES (2) FULL TIME SKILLED CARPENTERS.  

EBEN GOFF AKA "RUFUS" IS AN EMPLOYEE THAT MANY SMALL BUSINESSES ONLY HOPE TO FIND. HE CARES ABOUT PEOPLE, HIS WORK AND MOST OF ALL HIS ATTITUDE. RUFUS IS ALWAYS UPBEAT AND WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE. RUFUS IS A FORMER LICENSED (STILL HOLDS LICENSE) TATTOO ARTIST THAT LOVES THE CONSTRUCTION TRADE. RUFUS HAS NO FEAR OF HEIGHTS and dose climb and cut down trees when not working construction. RUFUS IS MARRIED WITH A SON WITH A NICKNAME OF "FUSS". THE NICKNAME FUSS COMES FROM WHAT YOU MAY EXPECT :)

FGU HAS 2 OTHER PART TIME EMPLOYEES THAT HELP WHEN NEEDED. LARGER JOBS THEY WILL HELP OR WHEN ON CURRENT JOBS AND RUN INTO UNSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WAS SEEN WHEN JOB WAS STARTED. THEY ARE BROUGHT IN TO ENSURE YOUR JOB STAYS ON PACE TO FINISH AT CONTRACTED DATE.

Excellence and Professionalism 

 

We love almost every creative avenue and like to have projects to keep us busy. When it comes to remodeling we do it on a tight budget. We are able to take your budget and incorporate your wants and needs into reality.

 

We like to  works towards reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose, remodel (try saying that 5 times fast)! We try to use old things in creative ways and reuse our old building supplies in other projects to give you a customized look.

 

Still not sure because you have never heard of us? Not a problem! Please ask for a list of references from Lawyers, Realtors and Homeowners who has used us in the past.

 

Our services Includes Screened in Porches, New Decks, Basement Finishing, Painting, garages

 


 

Insured and Guaranteed

We feel being insured is just as important as our work. I'm not going to say that something drastic couldn't happen, but just for those just-in-case accidents; WE ARE INSURED as well as Licensed. 

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Service Lynchburg, Bedford, SML 
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FROM THE GROUND UP LLC IS LICENSED AND INSURED

108 lyon Lane Forest, VA 24551