Mr. Turner grew up in Texas and attended the University of Texas as a Botany Major. He then moved to Florida Fort Walton Beach around 1976 and worked for civil engineering company Okaloosa Testing where he became experienced with the American Society for Testing and Materials specifications and design of concrete and asphalt. He moved to Boulder, Colorado around 1978 and worked for a civil engineering company and then the city of Layfaette as the Building official for five years. He attended Colorado University, and started working for himself around 1984 in multitask businesses including structure remodeling. He held a real-estate license from 1979 but never practiced as a realtor. He built his first home in an Air Park, Colorado called Parkland estates.
In 1993 he move to Hawaii with his former wife and four children. He then obtained his Hawaii real-estate license and has been in business ever since as a real estate broker. He built his own home where he presently resides in Hakalau, and has been intensely involved in the process of Big Island real estate and development to this day.