Our journey to becoming one of the highest quality home remodeling and realty companies in southeast Wisconsin began on a chilly spring night. As young, intelligent kids in college who had a recourse for authority and vendetta against anything structured, we jumped into a little stick-shift red Hyundai Accent with a few hundred bucks and an over-sized atlas. As we traveled around the country embracing the freedom of stress free, plan less travel, we developed a friendship and bond that is truly indestructible. We realized that with our philosophical vision of life and our combined talents, we could accomplish anything we set our minds to.
Fast forward a year and half later. Graduation was near, and the only plan we had was to somehow scrounge up enough money to travel around the world for a few months. Jumping into the “corporate” world was not an option for our creative and innovated desires, essentially making our degrees worthless. As we struggled to form businesses such as roofing, moped repairs, or online stores, an opportunity finally presented itself.
From taking a few courses at Whitewater, Greg acquired a passion for real estate. Having some background in home remodeling, Greg’s grandfather was willing to purchase an investment property as a starter project. Naturally, we joined forces and with the help of Greg’s grandpa, we constructed a beautiful home in Waukesha.
It was then that we came to the conclusion that this was our key to traveling around the world. With some strategic salesmanship and convincing, we procured the interest of Kurtis’ Dad to invest and believe that we could complete another property. A place in Muskego landed on our doorstep, and away we went. It wasn’t as easy as we thought, and took us dramatically longer than we had anticipated. Ten months to be exact. Another gorgeous home, and gaining a ridiculous amount of expertise and experience, we had finally accomplished our goal to travel around the world.
One week after closing the Muskego property, we were on a plane headed to London. For three months we embarked on an unforgettable excursion around Europe immersing ourselves in world culture and travel. Through our extended expedition, we began to question what’s next for us. We accomplished our goals so quickly and hadn’t yet decided what the best course of action would be for the future. So naturally when we returned home with virtually no money, source of income, future outlook, goals, or ideas, we were on the verge of despair.
Although we had hesitations about remodeling more properties due to the frustrations and stress that come with such an enormous project, we decided that it would be the best course of action for us. Through the process and obtaining two more properties began the formation of new objectives, ideas, and goals. We began to fully understand not only the professional aspects of the real estate market but developed a knack for designing beautifully crafted properties in a commendable timeframe.
It was at this point where we decided we could take our expertise and share it with others. We obtained both the contractor’s and real estate licensees necessary… and thus began the formation of our two companies, Resilient Realty LLC and Resilient Renovation LLC.