From the Ground Up is the journey of real estate magnate Dan Hoffler, a person from a very modest family, a kid with average grades and a big smile, who succeeded in business on the force of personality and a strong belief in himself.
Hoffler’s story is rife with life lessons on finding success, coping with controversy, and always enjoying life. He is a world traveler and big game hunter who tells of his harrowing pursuit of polar bear, rhino, and mountain sheep in some of the most remote and dangerous regions in the world. The book includes anecdotes from NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder.