The Back Story
gkhouses started at the beginning of the 2008 housing market crash by default. Our founder, Matthew Whitaker, was 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, other industry friends brought gkhouses properties they couldn’t sell.
The gkhouses reputation for excellence began to spread and has since become the largest property manager in Birmingham and opened an office in Nashville.
During the time between 2008 and 2016, the gkhouses team grew as well. From three to almost 20 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, important, but embracing the gkhouses core values is what matters first.
Integrity – 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.
Disciplined Hard Work – We will work harder than anyone else as a residential property manager; focusing on achieving superior performance through discipline. 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 on revolutionizing this industry.
Team – 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.
Excellence – We will focus on providing our Owners and Residents an excellent product in everything we do and at all times.