On January 4, 1955, less than a month after he turned 16, Bob Warhurst packed up his few belongings in rural Russellville, Alabama, and moved to Northern Virginia. Bob, a hard-working young man with a can-do attitude, was eager to follow in his older brother Lee’s footsteps and see what opportunities a larger city might bring. As soon as he arrived, he started working as a bricklayer for his brother. He was willing to do whatever it took to succeed and quickly developed a reputation as a skilled bricklayer.