Without a dime to his name, and an invite to a Clear Lake cabin, Mike Ingebritson needed a job.
“I went to one of my neighbors, Tex Turner, who sold paint products to farmers,” Ingebritson remembered. “He was looking for somebody to paint. I told him I needed a job, so we went out to a farmhouse and he sold some paint. The guy hired me. I told him I’d never painted before, but that I was a hard worker and I’d try hard. I literally graduated earlier in the day and went to work later that same day.”