Charlie graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1971. Through college he served in the US Navy and was commissioned an officer upon graduation. He resettled in his hometown of Huntington Beach, CA and began his career as a Real Estate Broker in 1973. As Board Member of the Hollywood, CA Chamber of Commerce, Charlie represented one of the largest real estate property owners in Los Angeles. He also has experience serving as a Mortgage Banker and Mortgage Broker in both California and Hawaii—supervising five offices in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties with one of the largest hard money, (collateral backed), lenders in the nation. These positions gave him tremendous insight into the way homes are valued and financed. Charlie’s knowledge of real estate sales and marketing, lending, finance and insurance allows him to provide decades of experience to both buyers and sellers of real property.
Charlie met and married his wife, Patricia in 1980 and established his NC real estate license in 1985. He and Patricia have been small business owners for over 30 years. They also owned Carolina Dry Cleaners which was comprised of nearly 100 employees with 11 locations in Orange, Durham and Wake Counties. They sold Carolina Cleaners in 2008 after 23 years in business.
Charlie had the privilege of serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and is a lifetime member. He was also Chairman of the Board of the PTA Thrift Shop in 2003-04.
Pat and Charlie have two grown sons and all call Durham home.