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About Us

Idea’l Institute is a leader in developing a hands-on learning educational training institution offering transformational education for everyone. 

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Company Overview

The Idea’l Trade Institute is leading the construction education industry and is the first company to offer a fully integrated ground-up system that trains students in every aspect of home construction. Idea’l has built a comprehensive curriculum that uses the construction of tiny and modular homes to build long-term memories and improve working memories, thus improving the overall quality of life for its graduating students.


As part of Idea’l’s market strategy, it started in the construction industry and will continue to grow into many industries rapidly. Construction is essential to all other industries and is an essential building block of learning; it is the foundation of Idea’l.


In January of 2022, after 16 years of assembling the management team and developing a proprietary curriculum, Idea’l began to offer students full continuity of learning construction education. Idea’l is already recognized as the leader in construction education and will continue to have exponential growth.

Our Mission

Idea’l wants to empower individuals with life skills through perceptual and active learning to bring upon the highest levels of achievement, enable them to reach and expand their potential, and prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical members of society while changing the trade need outcome for generations to come.

● Learning is the foundation of life, and every person deserves the opportunity to become the best version of themselves through learning.

IDEA’L Institute fosters an educational program to help students realize their full potential professionally and personally.


● Education is the step to a new world of opportunity for you, your family, and your friends, and it will help you in your life and your career.


● Honesty and integrity are foundational principles that will help build the cornerstone of a healthy and peaceful life.


● Our students are our friends. We want nothing but the best for everyone we meet.

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Our Principals

Our Founders

Clayton Abernathy

Founder and Vice Chairmain: Co-Owner Integrated Practice Solutions; Co-Owner Owl River Resort; Co-Owner Castle Construction; Broker at Manova Realty; Previously Owner Abernathy Insurance.

Pete Toone

MBA, President and CEO; Founder of Integrated Practice Solutions; Co-Owner of Owl River Resort; Co-Owner Integrated Practice Solutions; Previously Owner/Operator of Tucson Indoor Sports Center; Previously Founder of Bar Down Properties. 

Nelson Brown

MA, Executive Vice President of Education; Education and administration professional with 23+ years of dynamic lesson design, extensive onboarding & in-service training. Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Bachelors of Arts in Communication. Experience in technology, motivational coaching and team building.

Daniel Boveington

Head of Construction with 50 years of construction experience from high-end residential custom homes to building the 600,000 sq ft Swingline staple factory in Mexico.  Dan brings experience and quality to the team.

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