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Pikus Real Estate and Property Management welcomes experienced property manager Aaron Scheks to their management team. Scheks brings more than 14 years of real estate and property management to the firm.

Scheks discussed how he started in the business. "I really did not get into the business by design," said the 2004 Lake High School graduate. "My grandma had owed some rental properties. My dad owned a few while I was young. Growing up, I oftentimes helped my dad cleaning up the properties. I decided to get my real estate license in 2004 and give this a try. I started out working with Mike Lucius. That was a tremendous learning experience because Mike is a detailed-oriented real estate professional."\

From there, Aaron decided to start investing and managing properties. At one point, he has owned more than 50 properties but has recently sold a few. The last eight years, he has been buying properties, renovating and either renting or selling the properties.

Scheks and Shirley Pikus, owner of Pikus Real Estate and Property Management, met through their accountant/bookkeeper Brenton.

"Brenton asked me if I knew Aaron," said Pikus. "I said I do not."  Brenton said, "He knows a lot about investment properties, so I decided to give Aaron a call. I left a message and he called me back within five minutes. After several meetings and discussions, we determined we would be a good fit.

"Aaron brings a lot of experience to the team. He has a large network of people he has worked with throughout his career.  Because of his experience with his own properties, Aaron has a deep understanding of the maintenances side of the business.  PRPM has grown significantly since 2016 and knowledge of maintenance was my weakness.   Aaron has taken over the function of Maintenance Manager. "

Pikus said without adding a partner she could not continue to grow her business and provide the level of communication and service that her clients have come to expect from Pikus Real Estate.

The greatest benefit Scheks brings to the table is his experience. "There is not a big learning curve," said Scheks. "I have a background in property management. I don't need to build a network. I know the pitfalls to avoid."

Scheks is truly an outdoorsman. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, 4-wheeling and dirt bikes. Prior to starting his family, He has backpacked in Glacier National Park and snowboarded the West coast including Lake Tahoe and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Now he and Danae area busy family with three children – Johnny, Berkley and Finley.

"I wanted to be a part of this team because there is a lot of potential for growth," said Scheks. "No one does what Shirley does. There is a need for good property managers. Many owners are not getting the needed services from other options. "

Pikus said she is thrilled with Aaron and his understanding of the business. "He understands the philosophy of taking care of the customer's needs, which in turnallows us to take care of our families."

The partnership formed in late August and continues to grow and expand. Welcome Aaron and thank you for filling such a vital spot position in the company.  For more information, contact Shirley Pikus or Aaron Scheks at Pikus Real Estate and Property Management.