Chris Funk – President, CEO
Chris Funk is a driven business executive with a commitment to excellence in everything he does. These traits surfaced as early as his high-school days when Chris achieved the number one National Ranking by winning the North American Championship in the Equestrian sport of 3 Day Eventing. Mr. Funk came to Florida in 1999 to attend Flagler College. While in college, he started a laundry and dry-cleaning business that grew to be the premier dry cleaner in Northeast Florida. Chris’s vision and drive toward business development and growth took the laundry and dry-cleaning company into nontraditional fields for the industry such as fire restoration and government contracting. Those fields were less affected by the shifting economy of the late 2000s and helped the company continue its growth during the difficult economic recession.
Furthermore, Chris was quick to see favorability in the real estate market. He led the company’s initial investments into residential real estate rentals and recognized an opportunity to bring in outside investors. He developed the marketing plan, established loyal strategic partnerships, and led the formation of multiple real estate ventures. Driven by the need to provide superior service to investor clients, he founded SunCoast Property Management LLC.
Following the success of the property management company, alongside the stabilization of the real estate market and the national economy, Chris and his leadership team founded the builder and development arm known as Southern Impression Homes. Today, Southern Impression Homes and Suncoast Property Management bring together new construction development and property management services in an effort to provide exciting and profitable opportunities to all of our current and prospective clients. The advantage of the two divisions under the same roof allows our team to work together seamlessly during each phase of the customer’s real estate experience.
Chris has a business management degree from St. Augustine’s Flagler College. Chris’s wife, Marcea, remains active in the equestrian arena as one of the country’s premier riders and trainers of horses and riders.
Carter Funk Co-founder
Carter T. Funk, age 69, has an engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from West Virginia University. Carter spent 30 years in the energy industry where he headed several subsidiary companies of Consolidated Natural Gas, was President of Belden Energy Services Company, served on the Boards of energy companies in the United States and Argentina and owned a successful energy consulting firm advising major energy companies such as Shell Oil, Amerada Hess, First Energy, Hydro Quebec, Equitable Resources and various smaller companies. In 2003, Carter moved to Florida to pursue business interests with his son, Christopher.
After 30 years in various leadership roles, Carter joined his son in Florida to further develop their successful dry cleaning and restoration business. At the same time, they began to recognize the unprecedented returns in real estate, the father-son team began accumulating residential rental properties. After developing a proven acquisition, rehab, and rental process with their own equity, they were able to attract clients seeking high yields and diversity from stock markets.