Andrew Furbee grew up on Panther Lick Road in Rivesville, West Virginia. He learned his way around construction and heavy equipment in the United States Marine Corps. In civilian life, he supervised projects for construction/demolition companies.
Stephen Toth grew up in Morgantown, less than 15 miles from Rivesville. He applied his athletic coaching degree from West Virginia University to a head coaching position at Waynesburg High School in 2000 – 2001. He then switched gears to be a territory manager for construction and heavy equipment rentals.
Through their respective jobs, Furbee and Toth eventually crossed paths on construction sites. Gradually they built a friendship that has lasted more than 17 years.