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Gorgei & Son Construction was incorporated over 30 years ago in 1976.  I learned the carpentry trade working construction in the summer in high school, college and summer break while teaching science in Hobart for seven years.  After receiving a Masters in Administration from Ball State University in 1975, I needed the challenge of working n the building industry full time; hence the formation of Goegei & Son Construction.  During the heydays of the late 70's Gorgei & Son had as many as 15 carpenters working, and as many as 10 houses under construction at a time.  During this same time period the housing market was going great guns; then came the 1979 and 1980 construction bust.  Unemployment was at an all time high, mortgage interest was over 16% and construction opportunities shrunk to an all time low.  We learned to diversify to survive.  We learned to do all aspects of construction, not just carpentry.  Ironically we are at somewhat of a similar position 30 years later.


During the 30 odd years since then, we have overseen the completion of over 220 homes and have successfully developed over 200 lots in two subdivisions in Portage, Samuelson Estates and The Trails.  Much of our success was not only due to our expertise in  construction but also to our devoted sub-contractors.  With my son Brian helping with the work load, we can run an efficient turn-key operation on any new construction or remodeling project.  Currently we have a new home construction pre-sold in Chesterton, a room addition in Valparaiso near completion and a flood restoration in Portage.


During this same 30 year span, we have built, owned, and managed over 40 apartments.  We have owned apartments in Valparaiso, Portage, Porter, and Chesterton.  Currently we own a duplex in Porter and a newly complotted 4 unit in Chesterton.


To help us become a more full-service company, my wife Denise and myself re-opened our real estate company, Pyramid Realty, at 422 W. U.S. Hwy 6 in Portage in 2006.  In order to keep up with the ever changing real estate climate, we have combined with a worldwide franchise and are now partnered with Realty Executives Premier.  This combination gives us a much larger exposure to aid in marketing our customers products.  My current position with Realty Executives Premier is Broker/Manager/Partner, Denise is Salesperson/Partner, and Brian is a Salesperson.



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