Father-son team installs new Marco Academy signs
It was a chilly morning, but father and son were hard at work installing two redesigned signs to replace the cardboard signs that had been in place since for Marco Island Academy was still a dream.
Brad Kelley, owner of Sun Up Construction, and his son, Shane, 16, a sophomore at the school, were responsible for the final step of the project that was designed and executed by the art class at academy, under the direction of Robert Eder.
But the senior Kelley, a third-generation contractor, wanted no undue credit for the signs.
“We’re just installing the signs, he said. “This project is all about the kids in the art class. They did everything. They’re colorful signs.”
Shane, who is not in the art class, heard that the school needed someone to install the signs in the same footprint used by the original signs.
“When I heard they needed this done, I knew my dad would do it,” he said.
“I’ll do anything for anybody, just about,” Brad Kelley said.
As they wrestled with signs and debated how to proceed, Brad Kelley reminded his son, “This is your job. You’re in charge.”