Russ Moldenhauer: I grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin and have lived there my whole life. My parents were very hard working people who both worked multiple jobs. My father is a very talented person who showed him at a very young age how to work on all aspects of homes. I learned how to do carpentry, drywall, plumbing, and electrical before I was 10 years old. We remodeled a lot of houses as side jobs while I grew up.
I worked in the auto industry for a while and building maintenance for a couple of years. In 1986, I became an elevator technician. I love working in the elevator industry because I get to hone in all of my skills. All the while I was still doing contractor work on the side. I worked on a lot of homes over the years. I became an instructor for the elevator industry in 1997 and still pass on this knowledge to the new guys coming up.
In 2013, my wife and I decided to become Real Estate Investors. We chose a coaching program that specializes in short sales. We were able to make our investment back in our first deal. We then invested in another program for wholesaling and leasing options. We started doing lending with the profits made from flipping houses. We are able to do this while working a full time job.
I love giving back to the community. I donate as much time as possible to my church. I have gone to other countries to help people build houses, churches, security walls, and many other life quality improvements. I get great joy when I can help others change their lives.