Before entering real estate, Chad and Gretchen followed in Chad’s father’s footsteps and ran their own trash company, all while raising and homeschooling nine children. Gretchen ran the office while Chad handled the outside operations of the business, and after forty years, they sold their company in 2018. Gretchen had shown an interest in real estate before entering the market, as she would send her friends as referrals to agents and give advice on selling and buying homes. Upon prayer and guidance after selling their business, Gretchen and Chad entered into real estate. Outside of real estate, the couple purchased a piece of land and built a storage business. The official opening was in October of 2020 amidst Covid, and each unit has successfully been filled.