I’m a proud graduate of Grand Valley State University. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and entered the real estate business in 2004.
As a family team, it is gratifying to watch our business continue to grow due to our strong work ethic and our collective desire to exceed every client’s expectation. For years, a continued effort has been made to gather, develop and enhance the very best set of professional skills possible through continued education. The result of this effort can be seen in the level of professional advice we deliver, the thoroughness of the systems we have put in place to eliminate mistakes and our ability to maintain solid relationships with clients, other agents and the wide range of service providers necessary to close a transaction.
More than anything, I’m proud of the standard for personal integrity and ethical business practices that my family and I have set in our business. Anyone can make money by operating in grey areas, but doing things the right way brings peaceful sleep and a strong sense of satisfaction along with our pay.
I love the fact that this business allows me to serve a wide range of individuals with diverse needs. Everyone should have a trusted partner to help them find the perfect property and I’m honored to have served so many in this regard. It would be my honor to help you as well.
On a personal note, my interests extend to membership in several young professional business organizations and I’m truly blessed to enjoy a large circle of friends. I love playing golf, spending time with my family and, if I’m not around, there is a very good chance you’ll find me on my boat.
Prior to entering the real estate business in 1988, I spent 6 years with the Land/Legal Department of Shell Western Exploration and Production as a Field Land Manager. My early career provided me with extensive experience in the title aspects of sub-surface and surface real estate. It also introduced me to the art of negotiation which was essential to my role acquiring leasehold, mineral interest and surface rights across Oklahoma, Texas, and Michigan.
Over the last 30+ years, my acquired real estate knowledge has been wide ranging. As a former State Licensed Appraiser and co-founder of a professional appraisal firm, I’ve personally performed thousands of residential appraisals. As co-owner of a commercial real estate brokerage and development company, my past experience extended to the leasing and sale of office, retail and restaurant properties and to the development of commercial buildings as well as residential condominium projects. For my entire career, I have been interacting with individuals, attorneys, boards, family trusts and non-profits, and I’m honored to use these experiences for the benefit of our clients.
Today, it’s incredibly gratifying to be working with two of my sons to broker residential properties. As a real estate firm, there isn’t a lot that we’re not familiar with. In addition, I have a personal passion for servicing the needs of those who are physically disabled and in need of accessible homes.
My personal interests include writing, boating, golf and travel. My wife and I have been married for 25 years and have been blessed to have visited more than 25 countries around the world. These experiences have deeply enriched our lives and broadened our personal perspectives. Above everything else, my greatest joy is getting to work with two of my sons and spending quality time with my entire family.