Joel Durand has had a long and successful real estate career as a builder, developer and marketer. His love of skiing brought him to the Fraser Valley and Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado to begin his real estate career in 1978, over 35 years ago. Joel built, marketed, and sold many condominium/townhome projects in Winter Park and Fraser from 1978 to 2008 including the Silverado, Silver Crest, Mountain View, Indian Peaks, and Trademark developments. From 1996 to 2008 he marketed and sold the newly developed residential areas in Fraser, Colorado, Stagecoach Meadows and Pole Creek Timbers. Joel specializes in mountain resort properties for both buyers and sellers and his extensive knowledge of the market and building are assets to anyone looking for property in Grand County.
Joel was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and trained as an electronic technician and designer. He was employed by Univac and Bio Data-Product Development for many years until his love of skiing landed him a job as the Director of the Minnesota Handicapped Ski Program until 1978 when he moved to Colorado to begin his real estate career. During his years at the ski program he also manufactured sheepskin hats and Marlboro coats for a mail order company as a way to supplement his income to provide for his wife, Mary, and their six children. Joel’s extraordinary sense of humor and good will make him one of the most sought after realtors in Grand County. Give Joel a call for a free ski lesson & a tour of the Winter Park area. 970-531-3425
Brett is a fourth generation resident of Grand County. His ramblings make his knowledge of Middle Park and the surrounding areas of Winter Park, Granby, Fraser and Grand Lake rarely rivaled. Prior to joining the family brokerage, Brett had the fortune of not settling into a specific occupation, thus allowing him to acquire a useful and varied base of knowledge to take with him into Real Estate. He specializes in residential ski condos, vacant land sales, timberland, large ranches and farms. Growing up with the influence of his parents real estate business, Brett has learned a great deal about the importance of honest, quality business dealings. Upon entering the workforce, Brett developed several business interests that never required marketing or advertising, word of mouth has propagated his businesses. His father Allen always told him that “If you do good work you will never have to go looking for it.” This is how Brett has modeled his business dealings ever since! Before venturing into Real Estate, Brett built log homes, worked for the UW meat sciences lab, found success in the forestry business, excavated roads/foundations/septic systems, undertook river enhancements on the Fraser and Colorado rivers as well as several pond rehab jobs, intrastate trucking, outfitting, research and design of mountain snowmobiles for Ski-Doo, organizing estate auctions for Cookie Lockhartt, and volunteering for the Shining Stars Foundation whenever time allowed. He intensely enjoys self-sustainability in the form of greenhouse gardening, raising food animals, winemaking, mycology, and is acquiring beehives every year with plans on having 1000+ within a short time. It is Bretts varied interests, obscure occupations, and understanding of life in the high Rockies that make him the perfect agent to determine and find your ideal lifestyle property or to maximize the selling points that you may not even realize that your property possess! Give Brett a call today at 970-531-5051
As true native of Grand County, Ehren’s experiences and lifestyle have always been oriented around the mountain lifestyle. Witnessing the development of our community from his elementary school years in Fraser to the present has given him a first-hand vision of things to come in the Fraser River Valley. Ehren is highly invested in our mountain community and plans on helping it to grow and improve for many years to come. Ehren has run a family outfitting business, operated as a co-owner of a fencing company since 2004, volunteered on the local fire department, and put time into his personal passions of carpentry and construction. I have become educated not only on the land and improvements on that land, but also on future prospects and the endless potential for many unique opportunities here in Grand County. Ehren’s quest to become more each day- more genuine, more educated, more personable- has led him to United Country- Gingery & Associates, where he hopes to work to make our community an even better place to live and play.
Whether you are looking for a second home here in the Rocky Mountains, an equine horse ranch property with acreage in Granby, a lakefront property on Grand or Shadow Mountain lake or a little get-away cabin in the woods near Fraser or a ski condo in Winter Park, Kathy can help. A Grand County resident for over 35 years, Kathy has been a self-employed business owner for over 30 years specializing in rural and resort real estate in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Kathy has extensive background knowledge of the best areas for your special home; from acres of ranchland to custom home developments.
Looking to find the best land for your herd of cattle or livestock? Kathy knows best. She and her partner, Joe, run a successful cattle operation of black Angus, first calf heifers in the Meeker Flattops region of Colorado. She is well versed in the land requirements of ranchers and farmers alike- having extensive experience in hay raising operations and a range of irrigation techniques. Kathy also specializes in finding that perfect horse ranch property for equestrian enthusiasts just like her- if you're seeking a kindred spirit who knows just what type of horseback riding property you're interested in- look no further!
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Kathy received the “Celebration of Human Spirit” award, started the first Cub Scouts group in the Fraser Valley, was an active 4-H leader for 12 years, has served on several Chamber of Commerce Committees, served as Treasurer for the MLS Board Of Realtors, and was the recipient of the 2011 Colorado Rockies Leadership Award- check out a video of the award here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITa8zbsXjk.
Kathy has worked with children’s programs and summer camps for over 30 years. Initially teaching outdoor recreation skills and horsemanship to young campers, her interest turned to children with cancer in 1978 after volunteering with the National Sports Center for the Disabled. She founded the Shining Stars Foundation in 2001 and has since been the energy and leadership behind the development of the Foundation, which provides social and recreational programs for children with cancer or another life threatening illness. In her free time, you can find Kathy out riding her horses or cross country skiing. She dreams of one day being a competitive endurance rider!
Cookie is a retired school teacher of 36 years from the East Grand School District and has been a resident of Grand County for over 45 years. She arrived in Grand County as a graduate of Colorado State University and started her teaching career. Cookie is a multiple year honoree of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She has seen many changes and has extensive knowledge of the different areas of the county such as Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling and all of the surrounding mountain areas in Grand County, Colorado. Her expertise, patience, and willingness to help others allows her to find just the right property for all clients including international. Her specialty is mountain homes/cabins, townhomes, condos, and vacant land for both buyers and sellers.
Cookie’s hobbies include cross-country skiing, world travel to study other cultures both ancient and modern, history, and helping kids. During her tenure as a school teacher, she taught English Language Learners from many other countries as well as elementary school children. After retiring in 2006, she had a brief tenure at Cozens Ranch Museum teaching tourists and children about Grand County history. In 2007 she joined the Shining Stars Foundation, a non-profit organization which benefits children with cancer and life-threatening diseases. At this time she also began her career in real estate with Kathy Gingery, owner of Gingery & Associates, Inc.
She enjoys working with Real Estate clients of all ages to help them fulfill their real estate dreams and continues to help the special Shining Stars children and families.