For the last 25 plus years, Michael’s parents have owned and managed 115 apartments and a 140 acre farm in the Kokomo area. In December of 2015, Michael’s mother had a stroke that paralyzed her down the left side of her body. We are grateful that she recovered mobility and functionality within three months. However, this experience motivated Michael’s parents to expedite their retirement plans.
In 2016, we were invited to move back to the Kokomo area to manage the family business. A few weeks after returning and starting to work, our apartment complex took a direct hit from a tornado on August 24, 2016. Since that time, Michael facilitated the reconstruction of 15 buildings including 88 units that were severely damaged and the remodeling of over 25 apartments that were ruined. In November 2017, Michael assumed the role and responsibility of managing the business and farm while his parents enjoy retirement in Florida. In 2019, we built another 8 unit apartment building with additional office space.