Derek grew up in the Chicago area and attended Western Illinois University where he began his pursuit of helping others and customer service. He studied corporate fitness and nutrition to help others with their personal goals. His love of automobiles eventually pulled him into the paintless dent repair industry where he built his own automotive services business to serve all of Chicago. After servicing the Chicago market for 13 years, he expanded his business to service dealership, rental car companies, and fleet companies nationwide. He then specialized in catastrophe management and helped dealers across the country when they were severely impacted by hailstorms. That is where Derek honed his desire to help others in their time of need. His ability to quickly adapt to any situation and high desire to help others led him to his path in Real Estate because the skills transfer over so well. When Derek is not helping clients, he enjoys spending time with his 2 sons, exercising, mountain biking, hiking, or reading a good book. He won’t say no to an invite to an outdoor activity. If you want a Realtor who can jump when you need them to and provide consistent communication, you will choose Derek to be your lifetime Realtor.