Since 1977 Don has dedicated his career to residential real estate appraising. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University, he started working at First Federal of Michigan, at the time the tenth-largest savings and loan institution in the country. Don quickly advanced through the ranks in the residential appraisal department and eventually started Metro-West Appraisal Co., LLC in 1987.
Don attributes most of the company's success and growth over the past 25 years to his team's devotion, dedication and diligence in creating a quality appraisal product in a timely fashion. “Our team's loyalty and hard work has helped us to develop into one of the largest STAFF residential real estate appraisal companies in the nation. Our strong leadership team has enabled us to grow and service more areas year after year.”
Over the years, Don has been a loyal contributor to local and national charities. He is always there to help those in need of assistance and financial support. Some of his favorite charities are The V Foundation, JARC, The Bear Hug Foundation, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, Red Cross and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Don splits his time between working in the Michigan and Florida offices. He and his wife, Joan, have been married for over 30 years and have beautiful twin daughters.