To start off, I want to introduce myself: My name is Nick Cairus and yes, if you are from Stanwood WA you might already recognize my face or last name. My 5 siblings & I grew up here in Stanwood as well as my parents and other extended family. I am also well known in the Track & Cross-Country community from my high school running career and now through my son’s early discovered natural born long-distance running talent (you might have seen him in the local paper once or twice). Although I am proud to be a part of a local family where a couple members already own their own small businesses (check out Del Fox Meats for some delicious country ribs or give Cairus Construction a call for any pull barn or roofing needs), I also want to set myself apart as I mold my own legacy, goals, ambitions, and accomplishments.
After my wife, Patricia (also from Stanwood), and I got married and moved away we were hit hard by the economic recession in 2008 -2011 which in that time we also had our unexpected first child together. We then found ourselves back in Stanwood where we worked hard to improve our situation, grew our family and stayed since 2012. She has been my steady rock through everything and no matter the hardships we endured, we refused to give up. While my wife made the decision to stay home with the kids and go back to school to save us from child care expenses, I am continuously working hard to strive for improvement professionally and personally. Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m not one to slack off. With a fierce work ethic, drive, and dedication to hard work, I can confess that laziness is probably one of my biggest pet-peeves.
Even though my work is incredibly important and a priority to me, it is family and especially fatherhood to my 2 amazing sons that is my top driving force, being one of my most important and favorite things in this world. My hope is to always give my best in providing the best opportunities that I possibly can give for them.