Gary has been very fortunate to have experienced an extremely varied career path. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Secondary Education - Spanish. While serving as a VISTA Volunteer in Puerto Rico, he obtained an Associates Degree in Graphic Arts Technology. Thereafter, Gary worked in retail and wholesale building related careers, now having been involved in real estate for over 40 years. He was encouraged to enter real estate investing by a mentor at the home improvement store he helped manage.
Gary purchased a duplex in 1976, renovated one half and managed the other, then selling it at a profit in the first year. He then moved to wholesale building products distribution in 1977 as an Area Manager, progressing into Marketing and Advertising for 26 years. Buyouts and mergers led to buying and selling principle residences in 3 different states, participating in building and renovating each of them. He's active in Habitat for Humanity and Mission work involving home improvement and construction for the past 40 years. He left corporate life in Missouri in 2003, converting his freelance business in graphic design and promotion to full time as a private contractor.
In 2005, he moved to North Carolina and became a licensed Realtor® as he then began incorporating the many aspects of his life experiences to the efforts of helping buyers and sellers navigate the real estate process. Having moved to the Charlotte area in 2015, he joined TriStone Group, Inc. in 2016 and has participated in Property Management and Brokerage continuing to grow and develop as an Account Manager. Gary works hard at building relationships and providing a high level of service and communication to owners and tenants, as well as, contractors and suppliers.