After attending Santa Barbara City College and UC Santa Cruz, Hills completed a bachelor’s degree in 1981.  He then helped to complete a 6500sq. ft. split level home from footing to finish and has been building ever since. With several years as a lead carpenter, he has been building loft conversions, apartments and restaurants in Manhattan, and doing union carpentry on New York skyscrapers, bringing a wide scope of experience to the jobsite.

After spending 1986 to 2003 as a working foreman renovating architecturally significant homes in Los Angeles, he joined DD Ford’s carpentry department and has been a hands-on project foreman since 2004.  

He spends his time at home with his wife, daughter, and pets, making time for a bit of surfing and fishing.