I could be wrong, but I would like to see her wheeling cement around the construction site. That's usually the first type of grunt work they give you. Pam: You could learn about authentic restoration from books, TV, and other sources. The real trick is finding the first few customers who will hire you without references and proof of prior work, to restore their homes and spend their money. However, it ain't impossible. Stay away from cement. Its heavy, dirty, and a saturated market.