After three decades of selling real estate in Western Michigan and many years of visiting Southwest Florida, Gary relocated to the Gulf Coast. He previously co-founded and operated a high-end residential development company in West Michigan. As a luxury homes developer for most of his career, he completed and marketed 17 communities in the area.
A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Gary has made a career of navigating economic trends and changing markets.
A Broker Associate, he joined Premier Sotheby's International Realty in 2002. He works with his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Becky Jaarda from the firm's office located at The Promenade in Bonita Springs.
Gary is a member of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS®, the Florida Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.