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 Championships in Three Day Equestrian. 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 2000’s 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 investors. The advantage of the two divisions under the same roof allows our team to work together seamlessly during each phase of the customer’s investment 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 trainer of horses and riders.
After 30 years in various leadership roles, Cater joined his son in Florida to further develop their successful dry cleaning and restoration business. At the same time, they began to recognize he unprecedented returns in real estate investing, 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 investors seeking high yields and diversity from stock markets.