Our diversified founding members have a combined 100 years of investor experience. Each founder has become experts in their chosen fields of discipline consisting of but not limited to wholesaling, land development, private lending, multifamily, single family, syndications, and commercial real estate.
Steve and Crystal Caruthers
A former electrical engineer, Crystal Caruthers began real estate investing as a way to stay home with her young children. Together with her husband Steve, she has built a portfolio of houses and commercial property, using almost every kind of single family deal type along the way (buy-and-hold, wholesales, flips, lease options, seller financing, hard money lending). Now she focuses on larger deals, acquiring multi-family and retail properties outright or together with partners and investors. She loves finding off-market bargains, dealing directly with sellers, crafting creative deals, and helping educate people on all the fantastic benefits of passive income. She's also the founder and host of the OKC Multi-Family/Commercial Meetup, a free monthly educational event. Crystal and Steve have built their businesses around their desire to be fully present in their children's lives and their love of travel.
A serial entrepreneur who has reached financial freedom through building several businesses in the service-based industries of accounting, music business, bridal, and real estate investing. He has mastered the critical areas of purchasing, financing, renovating and managing assets. He has authored several books, courses, and over 700 Podcasts empowering people to reach their goals of financial freedom. He is a highly sought after personal coach and teaches his techniques in seminars across the country.
Zach became a full time real estate investor after a numbingly successful career in the structural steel industry. After realizing the future of being just a cog in a wheel. He replaced his salary with rental income before taking the leap into entrepreneurship. Since taking the leap, Zach has negotiated over 150 acquisitions and became an expert in estimating, rehabbing, and project management.
Zach enjoys helping people reach their potential by creating systems to increase efficiency, so your business runs while you live your best life like fishing, hunting and mountain/road biking.
Michael grew up with humble beginnings in a blue-collar family working alongside his dad as a carpenter, remodeler, and home builder, while attending the University of Oklahoma and various other trade related and real estate education. However, an intense yearning to create financial freedom, he realized a diverse real estate empire would create a prosperous and altruistic life for himself and his family. This prompted him to use creative solutions to launch his real estate investment, acquisitions, and expertise in financing while forming dynamic relationships. Michael soon found himself as a vital partner in a company that was responsible for building and owning over 5,000 apartment units, while managing over 8,000 units, and building over 600 single family homes. One of Michael’s early major milestones was building a 190,000 square foot / 184-unit apartment community in Norman, Oklahoma, under government specifications for the US Postal Service. At the time of the project, financing was impossible to obtain in Oklahoma. The day of the building permit, a $3,000 per day penalty went into effect. Knowing this, he knew he had to pre-build the project in the office, completing all contracts and plans for a critical path scheduling construction technique utilized on the Polaris submarine. With his plan of attack, he required all subcontractors to attend a prearranged weekly Construction Science class at the University of Oklahoma to devise a plan to complete the project with no change orders or mistakes. Thus, the project was built in 72 straight calendar days. All components for the project were designed, pre-engineered, and built off-site in a 7-acre lumber yard while all utilities, concrete, plumbing, parking, foundations, and slabs were implemented during the first critical stage. Michael now owns multiple apartment complexes, single-family houses, land, as well as large commercial properties. Currently he is developing lots in Norman and is in the planning and engineering stage of a $8 million / 80 unit housing community in Norman in the Fall of 2023, to be completed in 2024. Additionally, he is actively buying single family, multifamily, and commercial properties. Michael’s incredible ability to structure deals and financing allowed him to recently refinance over $20 million in real estate at very low rates, fixed for 10 years and amortized for 25 and 30 years, to further enhance cashflow, freeing up funds for future opportunities. He knew this current storm was coming and prepared his portfolio to weather and prosper in the storm. His experience from over 30 years of real estate deals and accomplishing “the impossible” formed Michael into a valuable expert in construction, creative financing, deal structuring, management, and all things real estate.