nothing. I just tagged along, helped where I could, and asked questions,” Roth said. “When they needed a decision made, I told them, ‘You know what? I don't know, but I'm going to find out.’ And I would work until I fig- ured out what the answer was.” Roth’s inquisitive nature and desire to learn proved valuable not only in building homes but throughout her life, she said. “Every single day I learn something new, and every single day I admit what I don't know and what I have to find out,” the 33-year-old said. “Being curious and having the ability to ask questions — especially in real estate and renovating — is one of the best skills to have. It's one of the things that has 100 percent led to my success and continues to drive my success.” In 2013, the Roths finally finished their home projects and sold their investment property, which was the first home sale in more than five years in Huntington Beach, she said. Satis- fied and empowered by the sale, Roth realized just how much she loved the investment, design and building pro- cess. That passion eventually materi- alized into her residential development business, Built Custom Homes.

But two years into the project in 2012, the couple recognized that enough simply wasn’t getting done. That’s when Roth rolled up her sleeves. “Every extra moment that my husband and I had, we were work- ing on our house, but it still wasn't moving forward or progressing,” she said. “Finally I was just like, ‘You know what? I'm going to go and work on this full-time, and I'm going to get it fin- ished.’ … And that's exactly what I did. So I gave my two-week notice, and two weeks later I was on the job site.” Acknowledging her ignorance of construction, Roth embraced her curiosity and began asking questions — lots of questions. She shadowed general contractors, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers, hoping to learn as much as possible on the home-building process. And when she faced challenges, she dedicated herself to research possible answers. “They know their trade and I knew

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