Haussman sells management business after 20-plus years |

Haussman sells management business after 20-plus years

FRISCO – Bob Haussman decided it was time to have some fun, so he sold his property management company, The Managers.

“It was time,” Haussman said of his decision to sell. “I’m going to be a ski tech and a boat boy and that’s it.”

The Managers’ red pickup trucks have become a common sight around town since Haussman started the company 24 years ago.

Haussman and his wife moved to Summit County in 1979, after he had retired from a career with the Air Force. Only 42 then, Haussman was looking for a second career.

He started The Managers – Frisco’s first property management company – “from scratch” with then local real estate agent Ann McCrerey. By the end of the first year, The Managers oversaw more than 100 rentals, and business grew quickly from there. Haussman kept the company after he and McCrerey parted ways.

Over the years, The Managers has become one of Frisco’s largest (if not the largest) property management companies.

“I have a great deal of admiration for how (Haussman) built the company,” McCrerey said.

In the early to mid-80s, Haussman began a second company, Team Managers, which now includes two ski and bike shops and a rowing center. Though he is ready to call it quits with the property management business and is at the age when many people retire, Haussman plans to continue working with Team Managers and his son-in-law Stewart Voutour. He has no desire to retire yet, he said.

“You can get bored skiing every day, you can get bored riding a bike every day,” Haussman said.

He might still be working, but Haussman said he plans to concentrate on “the fun stuff” – fixing bikes, tuning skis and other work related to recreation.

As for The Managers, most people won’t even know there’s been a change in ownership, Haussman said. Dwayne Gill and his family are the new owners of the property management company. They own a family operation based out of Evergreen and were looking to expand into the mountain areas, Haussman said. The Managers’ employees will remain with the new company and the business will remain essentially the same. Only the name will change – but not much. The new business name will be Mountain Managers.

“The guys who bought it are an excellent fit,” Haussman said.

Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or

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