Underwood moved to Ouray with his wife from northwest Arkansas, where they owned a successful wedding chapel.
They got a taste of life in Ouray on a visit, and, like many who move here, couldn’t get the natural beauty of Ouray and its small box-canyon town out of their minds.
“Look at all of this,” Underwood said looking out from Main Street office last week, referring to the Ouray’s surrounding mountain terrain. “I fell in love. You get all of this – and a great little town too. After I first saw this place, it took me 10 years to get to the point of moving here.”
While Underwood had worked in the retail furniture business, securities investments and finally operating a wedding chapel located at an Arkansas vacation destination, he and his wife decided to make the move to Ouray with no prior employment arraignments set up.
“I brought my tools and started a property maintenance business, which worked out pretty good,” he says. Eventually his successful property maintenance venture transformed into the successful property management business Wildwood Mountain Management, Inc., which currently has 99 percent of its 30 or so rental properties in the area successfully rented.
Underwood says it was a natural for him to continue the progression to achieve his real estate license and open Colorado Mountain Property, Inc. – which he did just over a month ago in a space located in the Beaumont Hotel on Main Street, Ouray.
Colorado Mountain Property, Inc. is now listing or co-listing 40-plus properties in the area, including mobile homes, land, commercial spaces, townhouses, and even the Beaumont Hotel itself. And now, with both the real estate and property management businesses in one office, Underwood and his associates can now handle a variety of services in one place.
“We have consolidated our offices and we have everybody in one spot,” he says. “I like to think of this as a service industry. No matter what I am doing, I am always trying to help people achieve their desired goals. This could be anything from selling to buying to finding a place to live. I am looking to grow the real estate business and I look forward to working with other agents in the area to be the help I can be.”
Working with Underwood is Office Manager Jen Mitchell, who, according to Underwood, has brought a “wealth of knowledge” to the office . Managing Broker Brian Carver is also a part of Underwood’s team at Colorado Mountain Property, Inc.
“The three of us will work hard to reach goals,” Underwood says, adding that he applies simple, fundamental things to his business practice to achieve those goals. “We will treat people with respect and do the right thing.”
For more information on Colorado Mountain Property, Inc., call 970/325-0300 or 970/318-6577.