How It All Began
gkhouses started at the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis by default. When the bottom fell out of the residential housing market, our founder, Matthew Whitaker, was left holding 30 rental houses that he wanted to sell, but couldn’t.
So he set out to find a property manager with similar beliefs and management preferences as his own. It was not a successful hunt. Later that year, Matthew started gkhouses and opened our doors for business.
As word spread, other industry friends brought gkhouses properties they couldn’t sell.
The gkhouses reputation for excellence began to spread. Since that time, gkhouses has grown to become the largest property manager in Birmingham and a regional company with offices in Nashville, Chattanooga, Little Rock, Denver, and Fort Collins.
During the time between 2008 and 2019, the gkhouses team grew as well. From three to over 40 team members dedicated to providing owners the best property management experience around.
What’s the secret to our success? We attribute it to an incredible team and a thriving company culture.
Our company culture influences everything about how we do business with our owners and tenants. It’s also the basis for which we hire new employees. Having competent job qualifications is, of course, necessary, but embracing the gkhouses core values is what matters first.
We will always be honest with each other, our residents, and our owners. We operate a truth-based property management company with high levels of accountability, regardless of how it affects us individually or as a company.
Personal Discipline –
Our team of professionals commits themselves to daily disciplines both inside and outside the office. The positive habits we create in life impact our company and our clients. It’s not an easy business, and there’s no substitute for disciplined habits if you want to remain successful.
Entrepreneurial Spirit –
We will continuously strive for the best way to serve our Owners by frequently updating our processes, pushing ourselves never to be stagnant and never accepting of the status quo. We are determined to revolutionize this industry.
Without sacrificing our core beliefs, we will always put the Team (our Owners, our Residents, and each other) first. Individually, we can only achieve so much; as a team, everyone can meet, and exceed their goals.
Beginning with just 30 houses to now almost 2,000, it has taken an extreme amount of hustle and perseverance to grow gkhouses. We believe this benefits our clients because we are committed to whatever it takes to lease your home to a well-qualified tenant, collect rent, communicate effectively, and manage the day in and day out processes that keep you happy.