Thank you for taking a moment to find out more about me and this wonderful company. My story started out a little different than others in this industry as I moved to Northwest Ohio, particularly, Defiance to be the youth pastor at the local Church of the Nazarene where my wife Dawn grew up. Within a year, together with my father-in-law, I purchased my first house to work on and flip to earn a little extra money. It didn’t take long for me to catch the bug for “flipping” homes for a profit and we flipped several over the next few years. Life changed a little for me and after a few years of working with many different real estate agents in the area and just about every agency, I knew that I needed to get my real estate license and start my own real estate company as soon as I could. So, in 2006 I received my real estate license and started working toward that goal.
In the fall of 2009, in the middle of what was one of the worst real estate crashes ever, that goal and dream became a reality as we opened our doors to Realty Five of Defiance. I intentionally made Realty Five different from other agencies in our area as I had learned from my experiences as a real estate investor and as an agent with another real estate agency for the previous three years. Because of these differences, we have quickly become one of the top producing real estate companies in all of northwest Ohio. If you’ve read this far then maybe I’ve peaked your interest in this great company. You can find out more of how we are different throughout the pages of this site.
I have been very fortunate to be married to my college sweetheart, best friend and love of my life for the past 25+ years who has been by my side throughout this whole crazy adventure and am extremely grateful for her. I have two of the greatest young adult children a man could ask for. I am still an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and have been the youth pastor there for many years now.
I truly believe I have been very fortunate to assemble one of the finest real estate companies in Northwest Ohio and possibly in the world as I have been surrounded by people who are passionate about real estate, who love people, love to give to others and who I consider some of my best friends in the world.
Thanks for considering us to help you with your real estate needs. I truly appreciate it!