From Custom Builder to Professional Fisherman
Greg DiPalma is living every guy’s dream. After a long run in the construction industry, he’s swapped his tool belt for a fishing rod. The Millville, N.J. native, who spent 16 years working side-by-side with his father at E D Builders, has just completed his first professional Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament — and he has no plans to return to the construction site.
“From the time I was just six years old, all I wanted to do was fish,” says DiPalma. “As a kid, I’d try to fish every day after school. When I grew up I was fishing on the weekends and after work. Now I’ve finally taken the big step. I’ve left the construction industry to focus on being a professional fisherman.”
One of the ways DiPalma was able to make the switch to full-time fisherman was by securing sponsorships. His first choice was an obvious one: Superior Walls.
“I approached Superior Walls for two reasons,” says DiPalma. “I have a friendly relationship with John Ruga at Northeast Precast after working with him over the years. The second reason is that I wanted to be sponsored by a company that provides product I believe in and can really feel good about promoting throughout my career.
“I’ve seen firsthand the clean, flawless design of Superior Walls precast concrete products. This company manufactures a quality product with fast installation that’s stronger than normal foundation systems.”
DiPalma and his father worked together for 16 years at E D Builders, out of Vineland, N.J., building two to five custom homes each year. The majority of their projects started with dependable Superior Walls precast concrete foundations.
“I’m extremely pleased that Superior Walls is my leading sponsor,” says DiPalma. “They’ve provided me with the strong foundation needed to fulfill my passion. Their sponsorship has allowed me to fish professionally full time. I value their faith in me and their investment in my future.”