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Chad is a lifelong resident of the central Southern Michigan area.  This region of Michigan is dominated by rich farmland and home to some of the nation’s largest dairy farms.  Chad grew up on a pig farm in Clinton County, helping his father farm around 400 acres along the Stony Creek. 

Growing up on the ‘Stony’ was and still is an amazing place for an outdoor enthusiast.  Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring were almost daily activities for Chad growing up.  Now, Chad and his wife Kendra and 3 children (Hunter, Haidyn and Harper), enjoy spending time on this farm doing all the same activities.

Chad has been in real estate since 2008, specializing in the sales of hunting, recreational and farm land.  Chad has sold millions of dollars of land all throughout Michigan. 

Prior to this and still today, Chad owns and operates Stoney Creek Outdoor Properties, a wildlife habitat management company.  He travels all over the Great Lakes region, consulting with landowners and helping them achieve their goals of being a better steward of the land by providing wildlife with the best possible habitats to thrive in. 

If you are looking to live in a state with a rich hunting and fishing heritage, then Michigan is for you!  Thousands of lakes, thousands of miles of rivers and streams, thousands of miles of atv/utv/jeep trails, thousands of miles of hiking trails, thousands of miles of great lakes shorelines and the list goes on and on.  Don’t forget all the amazing resort towns all up and down the shores of the Great Lakes.

Chad’s favorite Michigan activities are hunting the farmlands for deer and floating the northern MI rivers and lakes for game fish. He has also traveled to Ohio, Illinois and Iowa to hunt and guide deer hunters.  Several trips to Colorado for elk and mule deer have resulted in a notched tag on a large mule deer buck.  Several ‘spring break’ trips to Florida have resulted in a new found passion for ocean fishing!

Chad is a member of the Quality Deer Management Association/National Deer Alliance since 2005.  He started the Clinton/Ionia Branch in 2005 and remains the branch President today.  In 2009, the branch was awarded the National Branch of the Year for its work with venison donation programs, youth events and educating 100’s of hunters on the benefits of Quality Deer, Hunter and Land Management. 

In 2016, Chad was awarded the National Branch President of the Year for his work in building landowner deer management co-operatives, building the venison donation program, leading the branch for many years and being a mentor to both young and adult new hunters.  Chad is also a Deer Level I and II graduate from the QDMA.

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My family purchased some acreage in Washtenaw County (Southern Michigan Farm Country) in 2011. The purchase was made with one thing in mind - hunting it for Whitetail and Wild Turkey. I needed someone that could take an old pasture and convert it to a native grass and wildflower stand and have the work meet the contract requirements of an NRCS Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program. Chad hunts and he understood why I bought the property and why I wanted this cover established. He knows what he is doing. He listens well and is easy to talk to. He does what he says he is going to do. I believe when Chad looks at land, that he knows exactly what he is looking at. He knows Whitetail habitat when he sees it. If a particular property has potential to be improved, he knows how to do it and can do the work. He has a nice combination of skills that should work well for his real estate clients. I can tell you this, if I want to buy some more hunting land in the future, I will ask Chad to help me find it.

- David Daniel

I have known Chad for over 10 years now. I met him through my brother as being a part of QDMA. I was embarking on my first ever foot plot project on a small 47-acre piece of property that I hunt. I asked Chad if he could provide some assistance and guidance in my project.Chad was very helpful and full of information on the do’s and don’ts of planting my food plot. The more questions I asked the more involved Chad became. I hired Chad to do a lot of the grunt work in preparing the soil for planting. The plot turned out excellent and provided me with some great whitetail hunting over the last 5 years or so. I now understand that Chad is expanding his offering into real estate, farm and hunting property. If I would ever have a need for more property or needing to sell property, Chad would be the first guy I would call. I appreciate the way he conducts business and how involved he gets with his clients. Professional, experienced and knowledgeable, highly recommended.

- Dave Seehase

Our experience working with Chad has been a great. Chad has been reliable, honest and has stood behind his work. It's been especially valuable to be able to benefit from his knowledge of soils, plantings, land management and wildlife habitat. He's done a great job assessing our land, sharing with us a variety of options we could consider, and working flexibly with us to rehabilitate, manage and improve our property.

- Bob - Dansville, MI