Bud was a graduate of Des Moines Technical High School in 1973. He worked for a diagnostic mechanic for seven years before and after high school. He moved to Huxley in 1978 and helped start a service station business while teaching at the Des Moines Tech High School. In June of 1980 he started his own business of general and major repair. The business has grown through the years and moved to its current location for the last 17 years.