My wife and I have deep family roots in the Midwest. My family’s origin is Southern Illinois,Carbondale ,(home of the Salukis) is my home town. Leslie’s family goes back 4 generations here in Indianapolis. We also have been blessed to be a part of the small business community for over 30 years. Leslie’s father co-founded an electrical contracting company in 1950. I joined the company in 1974. Starting as an electrician’s helper and retiring as a licensed electrical contractor and Vice President of Operations. We have two magnificent sons and two adorable Toy Fox Terriers. In 1988 I cofounded one of the first data technology companies in Indianapolis. We sold all of our business interests in 1999 and quickly got into the Real Estate business, which we love!