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They owned and operated one of the largest residential property management companies in Orange County, California. They each bring over 35 years of experience to the revitalization of properties in the The Flint Hills of Kansas. Pat with 35+ years of corporate home building and land development and Kris, with 35+ years of real estate and property management.
After selling their property management business in California, they set out on what they termed their “Second Half Discovery Tour” (see their blog: www.PKDiscoveryTour.com). The purpose of the tour was to travel and experience various parts of the US and discover what they were to do and where they were going to spend the second half of their lives.
Having been blessed with a successful first half of their lives, now the goal is to do something significant in their second halves . . . from success to significance. Anyway, with a little help from their friends, they discovered the miracle of The Flint Hills of Kansas and moved there!
In the Flint Hills, they began buying and revitalizing properties built in the 1890’s, and early 1900’s and converting them to guesthouses, which they own and operate today.
Their gift for combining the old and historic with new cutting-edge technology and re-purposing was not kept a secret for long. People would stop them on the streets and ask them for decorating ideas. Others invited them over to help them figure out which walls to blow out to gain more efficient use of their space.
Finally, they were asked to revitalize a home in the area for one of their guesthouse guests who had just purchased the property in Cottonwood Falls . . . and another and another . . .
The idea of moving to the Flint Hills of Kansas was to slow down . . . little did they know . . . when you are filled with passion and love what you do (and you spent 20 years on the “Mister Toad’s Wild Ride” of Southern California) there is no medium speed. They are immersed in a wonderful life of “Sharing Their Stuff” with others . . . “God gave us this gift . . . of knowing how to revitalize properties bringing out their best in this 21st century. He also gave us these old properties which have served us well for over 100 years while history of this country was made . . . it’s time to help them regain their pride and join the 21st century with the rest of us!!!”
Blowing out walls or adding an antique wood stove . . . it all breathes new life into historic properties!
Commercial and Industrial
Metal Buildings or tilt up concrete . . . we have just the right solution for you!
Careful attention to design detail to blend with the history around . . . the new with the old!
New uses for antique ceiling tin, box car siding . . . and that's just a start!
“God gave us this gift . . . of having a passion for revitalizing properties . . . bringing out the best of the historic in this, our 21st century. He also gave us these old properties which have served us well for over 100 years while history of this country was made . . . it’s time to help them regain their pride and join the 21st century with the rest of us . . . perhaps with just a bit of sass and funk!!!”
"Starting with a blank slate and working with our clients to achieve not only a quality product . . . but a place that reflects their unique personalities and giftedness is our passion!"