David and Catrina Clapper have always believed in working hard to build the life they want, so it should come as no surprise that they've staked their claim in the construction industry. In 2014, they started their own business in Otego, NY: Clapper Construction. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, David knew what it would take to succeed. "I would say it's the American dream," he says. "Everyone wants to have their own business and succeed, and it can be done with hard work."