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Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in From Kayla's Desk

Fathers Day Q & A with the Dads at Dale’s Remodeling

In honor of Father’s Day, we surveyed a few of the dads at Dale’s Remodeling and asked them to share their personal truths about fatherhood.

Here’s what they had to say.

What is the best part about being a dad?

DALE: Standing back and watching your children grow into being responsible, beautiful people.

TROY: It’s all great.

MIKE D.:  Having someone to blame.

MIKE A.: Watching my kids grow up.

GENE: Seeing your children grow and making a living at what they like to do.


What is your favorite past time to do with you kid’s?

DALE: Making s’mores around the campfire, spending time in the boat, waterskiing and snow skiing, and family dinners together.

TROY: Whatever activity they’re currently into.

MIKE D.: Hiking.

MIKE A.: Camping.

GENE: Spending time at hobbies.


If  I had a dollar for every time _________

TROY: They asked for a dollar!

MIKE D.: I said be quiet.

GENE: I had to pick up my tools.

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A fun throwback of Dale on Father’s day about 25 years ago with 2 of his daughters, Amber and Kayla (that’s me on the right!)

What did you want to be when you grew up?

DALE: Jet pilot.

TROY: Fireman.

MIKE D.: Fireman.

MIKE A.: Violin player or a concert violinist.


My kids got my ________

DALE: Good looks!

TROY: The girls got my height.

MIKE D.: Damn good looks!

MIKE A.: Stubbornness (haha) and work ethic.

GENE: Full attention.


What is the secret to raising good kids?

DALE: Encouragement and holding them accountable.

TROY: Love (and take care of your wife!)

MIKE D.: Ask somebody who knows!

MIKE A.: Spending time with them.

GENE: Giving your time and full attention to them in all areas.

Troy Young with his wife Gail and 2 daughters, Cami and Courtney

What’s next on your wish list or bucket list?

DALE: Travel to Greece or Italy.

TROY: Visit the national parks in an RV.

MIKE D.: Travel overseas.

MIKE A.: To retire (Hahaha).

GENE: Seeing the Northern Lights.


One thing you want your kids to remember about you?

DALE: Honesty and positive attitude. That you can accomplish anything you set your mind to against all odds!

TROY: That I love them.

MIKE A.: That I was a caring father.

GENE: Playing fair at all times.


If you had a theme song, what would it be?

DALE: “A Different World” – Bucky Covington.

TROY: Theme song to Indiana Jones.

MIKE A: “I Just Can’t Slow Down” – Joe Satriani.

GENE: Amazing Grace.


Do you have a nickname? If so, what?

DALE: Lieutenant.

TROY: Daddio or Pops.

MIKE D: Spike.

GENE: Geno.

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Mike Angell with his 2 daughters, Annie and Sarah

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