High Peak investments was founded in 2016 by two Real Estate investors in Bend Oregon who wanted to combine their know-how and drive for delivering excellent service to the homeowners and other Real Estate professionals they worked with. High Peak's aim is to elevate the game in Real Estate investing, bringing transparency, professionalism and a spirit of service to all we work with.
WORK HARD | LIVE WELL - We work hard. Like really, really hard. We are high achievers who do what needs to be done to complete the task at hand. We believe in being “present where your feet are”. When we’re at work, we crush it, we produce big, needle-moving results. When we’re not at work we live well, enjoy ourselves and reconnect with our personal values.
YOU CAN SIT WITH US - We are fanatical about inclusion in both our company and our community. We strive to be an organization filled with folks who are genuinely awesome people with a lot to give, and who know they and what they bring are valued.
BETTER THAN YESTERDAY - We are growth-minded. We believe that our only competition is who we were yesterday. We geek out over personal development and vision boards and reaching every day to achieve more than we thought we could.
PLAN TO SUCCEED - We are intentional. We focus on results, not to-do’s. We are clear in our expectations. We anticipate. We believe that you can achieve anything if you are focused, hard-working and have a roadmap.
WE BELIEVE IN SERVICE - We are giving. We believe to whom much is given, much is expected. We believe in showing up for others with our hands, our hearts and our finances. We give 3% of the company NET Revenue away in service of those who need it, and we aspire to increase that as High Peak continues to grow.
WE CHOOSE JOY - Every. Freaking. Day. We choose a positive outlook. We choose to ground ourselves in gratitude. We want to work in an environment with amazing energy-- the kind you can feel when you walk through the door.
WE ACT WITH AUTHENTICITY AND TRANSPARENCY – We are in the people business! People and relationships matter, and we are here to make everybody’s lives better! We’re not always the best solution for everyone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make everybody’s lives a little bit better. When we treat every person the way we’d want to be treated, doing good just comes naturally.
WE’RE ALL ABOUT AWESOME COMPANY CULTURE: We aim to make an impact in the lives of our team members and those in the communities that we serve. We actively and fiercely focus on bettering the lives, growth, and opportunities of each and every team member - both personally and in their career. We maintain and celebrate a winning culture that is focused on great results and recognition of our wins. Moreover, as a company we value and prioritize creating an environment that is fun to work in for all team members.
WE BELIEVE IN HEALTHY GROWTH: Consistent and predictable financial growth, with an emphasis on a growth rate that makes us inspired to get up every day and bring it with excellence, but also that is healthy, sustainable, and doesn't put unhealthy stress, risk, or demands on our team.
THE HIGH PEAK TEAM
Austin Brown is our Acquisitions Manager in Bend OR. Austin is also a licensed Broker with many year of experience helping homeowners sell their homes. Austin is an avid golfer, sports fan, and proud dog dad.
Matt Sturzinger is our Acquisitions Manager in the Portland & Salem area. Matt started as a licensed real estate broker in 2016 and previously had 13 years experience in the home building & remodeling industry. Matt, and his wife Jenna, love hanging out with their daughters and going hiking.
Lisa Merwin is our Sales Admin and Transaction Coordinator, and recently relocated to Oklahoma to be near family. Lisa has years in the energy industry as well as nonprofit / social services sectors.
Valerie Rogers is our Office and Marketing Admin. Originally from Washington, she and her husband Shane recently returned to the northwest after several years in Ohio. Valerie lead community youth programs for years and was most recently a youth program director in Ohio. Valerie and her husband enjoy the outdoors with their 2 dogs and spending time with their family & friends.
Henry Rondeau in an Inside Sales Specialist in the the Bend office. Henry is a licensed broker and has been in the real estate and project management fields for years. Henry recently moved to Bend with his fiancé and enjoys mountain biking and golfing.
High Peak Investments was founded by Kyle Bigger and Mike Gruol in 2016.
Kyle Bigger has been an active full-time Real Estate investor since 2011. Kyle has experience with rental properties, flips, and buying & selling houses. Kyle loves the outdoors and spending time with his beagle. Kyle began in Central Oregon and recently relocated to Colorado.
Mike Gruol has been in Real Estate investing since 2013. Mike started out in the rental space, then moved full-time into transactional investing - buying, selling, and flipping homes. Mike is based in Bend with his wife Jamie and their 2 kids, and runs the Bend office. Mike loves getting out in the woods with his family, spending time on his small ranch property, playing with his German Shepherds, archery, and just about any type of riding bikes and motorcycles.
We are always looking for exceptional people to partner and work with, so please don't hesitate to contact us anytime!