Roger was born in to a family of construction as a way of life. He started learning about building homes from his grandfather, father, and 3 uncles who developed and built a small subdivision of 25 homes in rural Monticello IL. He studied a wide range of industrial technology in high school which include, agriculture, wielding, machine tool technology, small engines, electronics, architectural drafting, wood working, and cabinet making. He went to work right out of high school in a pallet factory and soon went to work in the construction field where he for aproxmalty 16 years, 6 years of which he worked as a sub-contractor. In the last two years he has formed and owned his own business as Beals Construction.