It may not be the world’;s biggest city, but I love the style of Elgin, which is a lot more trendy and cool than outsiders expect.
Although I am a successful HVAC tech currently, this is not why I moved to Elgin. The reason I first moved here in the mid-1990s is pretty fantastic, so buckle in for an interesting story. In the 1980s, the business district in Elgin was wiped out, and the city went into a bit of an economic funk. In the 1990s new investors had brought new businesses, and the entire city felt revitalized. This is when I arrived. At the time the Grand Victoria riverboat casino was just opening to the public, and I moved to Elgin to become a blackjack dealer. I had always dreamed of working in a real casino, and now I had a shot in Elgin. Alas I was not hired to deal cards, because I had virtually no experience, but I was hired to be a janitor. The pay was good enough for a loft apartment in the trendy area of Elgin, but I was not happy with my work. This is when I first started to study HVAC repair, as a way to keep paying my bills and not pick up trash for a living. It may not be the world’;s biggest city, but I love the style of Elgin, which is a lot more trendy and cool than outsiders expect. Elgin is home to some of the best nightclubs, bars, and restaurants anywhere in the state of Illinois. When I finally got my HVAC certification I was able to quit the casino and start working for much better money. Currently I try to cater to those high-end Elgin establishments I was talking about.