Name: Joe Borge
Occupation: Residential Designer
Business: Caliber Design & Engineering, LLC
Grand goal in life: Happiness and quality of life.
When not working, I … keep my body moving. Weightlifting, running, mountain biking, swimming.
What I like most about Ocala: My family and friends
Pet peeve: There are never enough hours in the day.
Philosophy in a word: Share. Everything in life is enhanced when you have others to share it with.
Personal superpower: Communication and the ability to create close relationships.
If you could have a superhuman power, it would be … Making dreams come true.
Community cause: Ocala Domestic Violence Center
Guilty pleasure: Planning surprises!
Historical dinner date: Neil Armstrong, because he opened the door to a whole new era of space exploration and taught us that nothing is impossible when you stay humble and focus. Just like Neil, I always remember not to let a good problem go to waste.
People who know me say I am . . . a giver. I always find a way to help anyone who needs my time and attention.
Personal achievement for which I am most proud: I lost 160 pounds using good old diet, exercise and willpower!
Biggest professional achievement: Growing my drafting and engineering firm with my business partner, Mike Gartner.
Favorite part of my profession: Seeing a big smile on my clients’ faces after designing their dream home.
I indulge too much in … Erica Olstein. All of Ocala knows that by now. She’s my healthy overindulgence.