From New York
Home-Tech's story began over thirty years ago. Michael Mahaffey, Home-Tech's founder and owner, lived New York. After a major surgery, he began biking in order to recuperate and enjoy himself. He realized that he loved biking, and soon began planning longer trips, out of town.
His first trip took him north, through Maine and into Canada. On the way, Michael stopped periodically. At these stops, he found jobs on construction sites or in restaurants. Skilled both as a construction worker and a cook, he enjoyed these stops. His next trip, to the south, followed a similar pattern.
Across the Country
For his next trip, Michael attempted something similar, but on a much larger scale. Michael decided to embark on a trip to cross the United States. On his way to California, Michael stopped for a time in Salt Lake City. He enjoyed his stay enough that, on his way back from California, he decided to stay in Utah for a time. He quickly found work with a local framing company. However, after several weeks of work, he became bored by the monotony of repeating the same tasks on each job. He found little enjoyment in the repetitive nature of the work, building one apartment complex after another.
Michael left the framing company to seek more interesting, engaging employment. He involved himself in various different projects, several of which involved restoring older homes. He found the work to be challenging, enjoyable, and fulfilling. As he worked more on different types of buildings, Michael came to realize that he needed certain certifications in order to perform some of his favorite work.
After receiving these certifications, Michael decided that he would like to stay in Utah — to work on the beautiful homes that he saw here. He began Home-Tech in 1983, and since then it has expanded and grown, amassing a portfolio of work on beautiful homes throughout the area.
A Continuing Tradition
Over the years, Home-Tech has continued working on homes and businesses near Salt Lake. Continuing Michael's tradition of excellence in working on old buildings, Home-Tech specializes in custom renovations that maintain the original character of the home.