Jon, Marilyn and Chuck’s son, worked for several years in the home improvement and construction business, then joined their real estate business, as a salesperson, in 1995. In the spirit of the family business, Jon has gained an expertise in the marketing of hotels, motels, small businesses and farms. He has also been able to apply his experience and knowledge in marketing, technology, home improvement and construction to his real estate consulting services.
Marilyn obtained her real estate license and joined Chuck in the business of marketing real estate in 1979. Since then Marilyn has gained tremendous experience and expertise in the marketing and sales of hotels, motels and small businesses.
She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1958 with a degree in Elementary Education, taught school for a few years and brought seven amazing children into the world.
Chuck, the Broker for the office, obtained his real estate license and opened his real estate business in 1978. He started his real estate career as an office affiliated with a national marketing company, United Country Real Estate over 38 years ago. Over the years, Chuck’s knowledge and skills properly valuing and providing real estate advice on hotels, motels, small businesses and farms became recognized by sellers and buyers in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and beyond.
Born & raised on a farm in north Iowa, Charles D. Wingert, who goes by the nickname “Chuck”, has spent his lifetime actually “living” that small-town & rural lifestyle that he loves and dearly respects. Chuck is a 1959 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Agriculture Business and Economics. He managed a farmer owned, farm supply & grain marketing cooperative and a farmer owned soybean processing plant for 17 (of the first 19) years out of college.
At the age of 40, he made the decision to return to a lifestyle of “living on the land” and to take his livelihood in a different direction. With the help of his wife, Marilyn, and their seven children, a 2-story home, with several offices built into the lower level, was constructed on a small farm near Spirit Lake, IA.