I’ve learned many things over my past 30 odd years as an entrepreneur. A turning point in my path as a business owner—and an important step to achieving personal feelings of fulfillment—came when I realized the importance of diversification. By venturing into new industries that, while related, did not directly connect to property management, I was able to expand my original business concept and turn my personal passions into a paycheck at the same time.
When I founded my first business venture, The Melrose Management Partnership, in 1992, I was fully focused on property management and learning as much as possible about the industry in order to become a leader in the field. Importantly, I did not immediately expand my vision for the company—this period was crucial for my business and by giving it my full attention I allowed it to grow and thrive. After 20 years, The Melrose Management Partnership was flourishing and I began the process of expanding the scope of my business interests beyond just property management. Below you’ll find information on each of the companies under The Melrose Corporation as it stands today:
The Melrose Management Partnership serves as our management branch, providing professional onsite and portfolio management to both resident- and developer-controlled community associations. It is consistently ranked amongst the top 100 Property Management Companies in Florida and has managed the affairs of more than 1,250 associations.
Melrose & Partners
Melrose & Partners was founded to offer franchising opportunities to Licensed Community Association Managers wishing to share in the Melrose success. Melrose & Partners provides professionals a “turn-key” system coupled with the necessary mentorship, training, and cutting-edge accounting support needed to compete in one of Florida’s most profitable industries.
Melrose Lifestyle Services is committed to providing lifestyle programming that fosters community interaction and neighborhood unity. By adding Melrose Lifestyle Services, we’ve elevated amenity management to an entirely new level. We are proud to offer professionally implemented community programs, lifestyle services, and special events for residents of all ages.
Gribble Interior Group is an award winning, full service residential and commercial interior design firm. Gribble Interior Group offers an extensive line of services and products including custom consultations, space planning, and the facilitation of furnishings, lighting, window treatments, and floor coverings. An emphasis on client/designer collaboration and professional guidance throughout the entire design process makes each project uniquely successful.
Collage Home is a beautiful complement to the Gribble Interior Group’s design sensibility. The retail showroom exhibits an upscale and hand-selected assortment of home furnishings, accessories, and gifts from around the globe. With ever-changing inventory and exclusive merchandise lines, you can easily create a look that’s distinctively your own.
The Melrose Realty Group
The Melrose Realty Group specializes in the acquisition and sale of commercial and residential real estate in the Central Florida area. Our personal and individualized approach to real estate focuses on the desires of the client: from first time home buyers to large corporate entities, our goal is to find our clients the perfect property to fit their unique needs.
Park Central Design & Development
Property owners rely on Park Central Design & Development for experienced and professional construction, renovation, and maintenance services. Client satisfaction is guaranteed from start to finish for a range of properties including residential, multifamily, industrial, and commercial.
The Melrose Foundation
Commitment to strengthening our region through philanthropic measures is a philosophy shared across every facet of The Melrose Corporation, and entrepreneurship fuels philanthropic efforts through The Melrose Foundation. Throughout the year, The Melrose Foundation dedicates funding to charitable organizations that help our community thrive. Organizations that have benefited from The Melrose Foundation include the American Lung Association, the American Parkinson Disease Association, the Evans Community School, and many more.
It’s my hope that this post has helped you to understand my history and evolution as an entrepreneur. The Melrose Corporation did not come about overnight; my team and I have dedicated many years to creating a successful and sustainable parent company. I’d love to help you develop and grow as much as I have in my time as a business owner, and I can’t wait to connect with you again soon.