More About Me

Welcome

I have over 25 years of experience as an Associate Broker in all phases of the real estate industry. Whether it be commercial, rental, residential, vacation or vacant properties, I can be a valuable asset to help you make an informed decision. Because buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, I will give you the information you need to make the decision you want. I look forward to working with you.

Professional Background

  • Real Estate Associate Broker for over 25 years
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Member of Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member of Paul Bunyan Board of Realtors
  • Member of Rosco Multi-Listing Service
  • Past President of Paul Bunyon Board of Realtors
  • Prior Paul Bunyon Board of Realtor Grievance Committee Chairman.
  • Realtor of the Year for Paul Bunyon Board of Realtors
  • Graduate of the University of Michigan GRI Program
  • Experience in high-volume retail sales businesses

Personal Interests/Background

Originally from Pontiac, Mi. and married my high school sweetheart, Debbie, in 1974. We moved to the Roscommon area in 1975 and operated a gas station/convenience store known as Tom's I-75 at exit 244. In 1978 I obtained my real estate license.  In 1981 I became an Associate Broker and bought the company I was licensed with.  I operated both businesses and raised 3 children through the ensuing years. I sold both companies in 2000 and opened a new start up business in 2001. This business sold manufactured and modular homes. To do this I became a licensed builder and a general contractor. I operated this business till 2005. During this time I built over 40 homes.

I then became a district manager for 6 manufactured home communities in both North and South Dakota. I am now back to what I love to do, that of helping buyers and sellers in the real estate market.

My first love is my grand kids. They live in Atlanta, GA, which is too far away.  When I am with them I am constantly chuckling and marvelling at their antics.  My wife likes to say, "What have you done with my husband?!" She says I certainly was not like this when our kids were that age.

I have two sons and a daughter.  Our oldest son, Chris, lives in Atlanta with his wife Nicholle and our two beautiful granddaughters.  Our youngest son, David, lives in Covington, Kentucky and is in the banking business.  Our youngest is our daughter, Kelly, who lives in East Lansing with her husband Zach and our two "furry" grandchildren.  My wife's concern for her daughter is that she is entirely too much like her father.

My wife is very active in the church, being its seceratary and its music minister.

As for leisure I enjoy boating on beautiful Higgins Lake, golfing, bowling, and playing bridge when I can find a partner.

Community Involvement

  • Past President of the Roscommon Rotary Club
  • Past Roscommon "Rotarian of the Year"
  • Roscommon Rotary Club "Paul Harris Fellow"
  • Significant participant of restoring the old Roscommon Middle School to the present CRAF Center
  • Significant participant in creating the first multiple field soccer complex in Northern Michigan
  • Instrumental in pledging one of the first female Rotarians in the State of Michigan
  • Roscommon Rotary