I am a native of the Midwest USA and attended Indiana University. Every summer in college I executed my dream and worked in the Florida Keys or Bahamas in the Scuba diving industry. After school I continued my move south and relocated to South Florida where I worked for ten years for Divers Direct as a store manager, buyer, District Manager and GMM. My work experience has always been and always will be in places that value customer service.
It was in 1996 when I made my first trip to Honduras and immediately fell in love with the culture, people and physical beauty of this special place. As the years went by and the frequency of my travels to Roatan increased I made the leap and began investing and developing real estate with (yea you guessed it) Roatan Life. One of the properties I purchased was a vacation home in Palmetto Bay Plantation. I discussed with Phil, then the owner of Roatan Life, the growing need for property management service here in Roatan. After a few months of talks Phil, Gene DeMarco and I started Roatan Life Vacation Rentals and Property Management. The mission: to bring first world service and systems to property management in this emerging market.
With the birth of this new division of Roatan Life my wife Cindy and I left our careers in the USA and moved to Roatan full time. During the first years my main focus was on the property management business which has now grown to the be the largest on the island. We have a great team and a proven track record of customer satisfaction with both our managed homes and our vacation rental customers.
Real Estate sales kept me close to the customers and was a new challenge that I enjoyed. I was able to use my unique experience of investing, developing, creating a business and dealing with rental properties to provide a new perspective to my real estate clients.
Looking for a new challenge and opportunity in early 2008 myself and 3 partners (Steve Hasz, Mark Havey and Gene DeMarco) purchased Roatan Life Real Estate from its founder Phil Weir who was looking to semi retire and split his time between his home in Aspen and Roatan. This has proven to be a logical next step and yet another invigorating opportunity.
That proved to be a sound move as we have continued the high level of service Roatan Life was founded on and it remains one of the busiest and most respected brokerages on the island. Working hand in hand with our property management sister company and our latest additon a concierge and excursions business we provide our clients a very comprehensive solution full of resourcdes and experience.
It has been an exciting time to be involved with the island of Roatan and the company of Roatan life. My varied background of business experience here in Roatan and the United States allows me a unique position to help you with your real estate needs. I am especially effective when it comes to considering investment opportunities be it rental properties, spec homes or investment tracks as I have first hand experience in all of these areas.
I look forward to working with you and helping you find out if Roatan is the right island for you.