Marshall T. Trowel and Family – Brick – You Decide What Your Day Will Be Like.

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JOE CARTER is the husband to his wonderful wife Janelle and the father to three fantastic children: Michael, Hanna and Samuel. Joe grew up in the small, northern Iowa community of Hanlontown. He graduated from North Central-Manly High School and later, Iowa State University with an Industrial Engineering degree. Joe worked as an engineer for General Motors and Rockwell International before he began a long career with MARSHALLTOWN, a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality construction tools.

Between times of working as an engineer, Joe graduated from law school at the University of Arkansas and practiced law with Strong and Associates in Springfield, Missouri. He returned to MARSHALLTOWN and moved to Marshalltown, Iowa. In 1998 Joe became the president of MARSHALLTOWN and later added CEO to that title.

Joe met the love of his life, Janelle Andersen, at Iowa State University where she also graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree. Janelle worked for General Motors, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, and MARSHALLTOWN. Today she works on special business projects and the Board of Directors for Farmers Savings Bank.

HANNA CARTER is an illustrator and graphic designer. She grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She moved to Oregon after college in 2016.

Hanna has loved both books and drawing for as long as she can remember. In fact, her first job was at the Marshalltown Public Library, where she spent a lot of her time leafing through children’s books. She’s pretty psyched that she got to make her own books with her dad.

Hanna has worked on editorial illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, children’s books, brand merchandise, and exhibits her artwork in galleries. She makes illustrations and animations about food-related things for the Los Angeles Times, VinePair, and other publications.

Hanna lives in Portland, Oregon with her fiancé, Chris and many, many books.

I am John Lecy, owner of Cornerstone Concrete in MN, we label ourselves, “the Concrete Driveway Experts”, so you can only image my thoughts as I read your book for the first time. The parallels and accuracy of the reality of Mr. Mason’s life and the installation of a driveway was uncanny? What a creative book. Keep Up the Great Work!

John Lecy

Cornerstone Concrete

Thank you for the book I recieved it today. My son loves it already just by recognizing daddys tools in it .. Thia is such an amazing idea. I Love It!

Kevin Ricker

Cuyahoga Concrete Cowboys


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