Steve started doing odd concrete labor jobs at the age of 9 . Steve worked these odd jobs until high school and became interested in architecture . After attending Va. State University and studying architecture, he found himself gravitating back to concrete . He started a small concrete business in 1984 and was certified by the Army Corp of Engineers in slab on grade construction He eventually went on to work with several larger international General Contractors as a concrete labor foreman , Superintendent , and eventually Concrete Manager. . In 2009 Steve was certified as a OSHA 30 recipient through Balfour Beatty USA. In 2009 Steve was critical in starting Acosta Construction and Concrete and is consulting several DBE, MBE firms in the construction industry.