Gary studied Health Education at The Ohio State University before being inspired by his grandfather, who was a bricklayer, to move to Oregon and begin a life in construction. Gary then returned to Cleveland to be near his family and began work in the construction trade. He eventually worked his way up to where he was able to take on small projects of his own.

Gary is now the President of Gary S. Kohn, Inc.

Their main lines of business include Construction Management, General Contractors.