Wayne was born and raised in Midland, MI. He graduated from Midland High School in 1957. After graduating , he joined the Marines and served for two years.
Before starting his real estate career, he worked for the Dow Corning Corporation for ten years, the last eight of those years in the Dallas, TX area.
He started selling real estate in Plano, TX in 1972 and stayed there for two years. Wayne then returned to Midland in 1974 and joined Miller Christensen Real Estate. In 1975, Wayne became the top salesman for the Midland Board of REALTORS where he sold over $3 million dollars in real estate. He has continued to be the top salesman every year since!
Wayne opened the RE/MAX of Midland office in June of 1985, and celebrated its 25th anniversary this past year with a special celebration.
Wayne has received many honors during his RE/MAX career, including; Lifetime Achievement Award, Broker/Owner of the Year Award and Distinguished Service Award. In 2008 Wayne received the RE/MAX International Circle of Legends Award, an award given by RE/MAX for achievement in sales. Wayne was the second individual in the state of Michigan to receive this award, and among only a little over 100 individuals in the United States & Canada to receive it. In October 2008, Wayne was also honored by being named one of only three people chosen that year for the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Award. It was a humbling & greatly appreciated award.
Wayne is also very active in his community. He has served on the United Way, Salvation Army and Midland Tomorrow boards. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and has been a member of the Executive Council. He has also been a Rotarian for the past 19 years.
Wayne and his RE/MAX of Midland office started hosting the RE/MAX of Midland Balloon Festival in 1990. This festival brings in over 60 balloons/pilots from all over the Midwest, and over 20,000 spectators each year. The festival is held the second weekend after Labor Day. This event is offered free of charge to the community to help kick off the local United Way campaign.
Wayne’s hobbies include; boating, biking and travel (when he can get away). He and his wife Karen have three adult children, six grandchildren and a boat named Summer Mistress.
My Motto: I Only Do One Thing, But I Do It VERY, VERY Well!
Midland’s #1 Sales Agent Every Year Since 1975