Clay grew up in LaCrosse, Kansas and is a graduate of Fort Hays State University. He has his BA in Communications. Started career in the hardware business then transitioned to the home improvement industry in 2004 purchasing his first Granite Transformations Franchise with his lifelong friend Darrin Murray. Clay has a beautiful wife of 22 years and an 8 year old son. When Clay has down time he likes to take his family out on the lake in their boat.