This personal/business profile has been formed to provide our investors, lenders & enquirer?s insight and an understanding of our character and what we have to offer.
Mission Statement: To provide the best shelter, sound investments & quality service to our clients.
My goal is to have a company with employees who are committed to showing compassion & concern for others & who are focused ion doing what is right. Summers & Co. is in a continuous process of building an effective system & team. We have chosen a simple, yet powerful book for training employees called, "A Message to Garcia". It focuses on getting the job done (the message out), with character by problem solving & persevering, regardless of obstacles. This is the type of excellence that my staff and I strive for. I want my employees to be encouraged and to always seek improvement for themselves & the client. Summers & Co. believes that each team member should be doing what they love & excel at. I believe that I have a gift to find, build & unify people (a team) to do what they are meant to do, & to accomplish a common goal/vision. A portion of the profit from Summers & Co. is donated to aid the poor. I believe that if people have food, shelter and clothing themselves, then they should do their part in helping others to have the same. We have formed "The Gospel of Grace ministries" & give to a certain organization that drills wells for clean water, provides food & builds homes & orphanages. We hope to continue to provide food, water and shelter to the world by adding to our team of investors & employees.
"The System & The People Are The Solution"
Hebrews 3:4- For every house is built by someone; but the builder of all things is God.
Richard Summers (co-owner, operator)
Summers & Co. Properties & Management
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Richard Summers is a highly valued customer and we appreciate his strong knowledge base regarding money management. Richard has referred various quality clients to us, most of whom he was helping with managing their finances. Richard is excellent at managing his own finances as well as being good at giving other's advice and innovative ideas on their finances. He is creative with money-making ideas and efficient at decision making. Richard is both honest and trustworthy. Ethics and values come first with Mr. Summers (Summers & Co. Properties & Management). We look forward to continuing our business relation's with them in the future. If you require any further information, please feel free to contact me.
W. Paul Woodburn, CPH, HBBA, PFP
Aaron & Aaron (Real Estate Law)
I am pleased to be able to provide this letter of reference for Richard Summers.
I have acted as real estate lawyer for Richard for several years and through a number of transactions. He is an extremely savvy businessman and has a unique talent for scouting out properties for sale at distressed prices; financing them, acquiring and renovating them and turning them into lucrative income-producing properties which he then manages.
At the same time, he manages another business and still has time for his wife and children, including four foster children. He has the admirable ability to squeeze 30 hours of time out of a 24-hour day and all of it productively used.
He is a quick learner and has an excellent talent for purchasing and managing real estate investments, particularly in the residential field. It is a pleasure to be his lawyer and a challenge for me constantly to keep up with his various projects. Once he sets his eyes on a business or investment target, he will pursue it with incredible zeal, talent and ability.
By way of my own background, I was called to the Bar in 1972 and am a sole practitioner in the areas of real estate, corporate and commercial law, estates and wills and landlord/tenant law.
I have been an elected Bencher (director) of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1995. I am a Trustee of the Law Society Foundation and have been a speaker at a number of continuing legal education programs over the years. I write the Title Page column every Saturday in the New in Homes section of the Toronto Star.
I am also president of the Multiple Dwelling standards Association, a landlord organization; the Non-Smokers' Rights Association, and the Smoking and Health Action Foundation.
I would be pleased to answer any further questions about Rick Summers.
Aaron & Aaron
Mack & Kisbee
Real Estate Law
We are property owners and landlords and have been for the past fifteen years. However, we have been progressively finding this task and the responsibilities overwhelming.
Rick Summers (Summers & Co. Properties & Management) has quickly and efficiently assessed our situation and our needs as well as the needs of our tenants. He is managing our assets, anticipating problems, repairing apartments, finding tenants, drawing up agreements, cleaning up yards, building porches and bringing good will. He is probably doing far more than that, but these are the things that we're aware of. Whatever he does, he is constantly keeping the landlords and the tenants in mind. Our tenants have never been happier and neither have we.
We completely rely on Rick's business knowledge and his understanding of how these things work. He does what he says he will do and reports back to us.
Rick truly is gifted in this area and we are so grateful. We take his advice and trust his judgment and we appreciate the suggestions he makes. He is always reasonable and fair and he works with us. We hardly think of our properties anymore; we just know Rick is looking after everything.
We are now making plans to sell. Many times we have wished we could sell but really didn't know where or how to begin. Rick has a keen sense of the market and the kinds of things buyers and investors require.
We then plan to invest in properties that Rick (Summers & Co. Properties & Management) manages and again, we have complete confidence in doing so.
Paul & Jackie Mack
Isaac Legal Services
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Rick Summers, of Summers & Co., due to some business dealings. I found Mr. Summers to be an upstanding person who practices a high standard of business ethics and personal values. These criteria are of the utmost importance to myself, whether it be business or personal matters.
It is my observation that Mr. Summers is innovative, creative and knowledgeable in his business dealings. It will be my privilege to represent Summers & Co., for their legal matters and uphold the same business standards as myself.
Isaac Legal Services
Apartment Building Owner
As a president and owner of Khanna Holdings I am real estate investor for the last 12 years, investing in commercial and residential real estate.
I have known Rick Summers for past one year. I find him very helpful and professional. He possesses on hand knowledge about property management, by-law and financial ramifications.
Being owner of four commercial properties I consider myself quite informative about property management but I am very impressed with Rick's ability to multi task for his projects and still find the time to help others.
Being new owner of the old historical Oshawa Hotel, I was able to achieve some goals with his help that I wouldn't have achieved otherwise in such short time.
I would highly recommend him as a business professional. For further information about this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kenneth Ekman Site & Crew Manager
TRAX Personnel Services
I have been working with Richard for a number of years regarding housing/ accommodation for European techs contracted to work for OPG Nuclear.
Richard is a valuable and very reliable person and he has always been more then helpful to sort out all different problems.
Richard has very high work ethics and can be trusted in every way. I give Richard my best recommendation.
If more information is needed please don't hesitate to contact me.
When I started my Electrician Apprenticeship I found out that I had to go to school in Oshawa. Knowing it was too far to drive everyday, I had to find a place to stay. I thought this is going to be great; find a place in Oshawa for only two months.
My friend got in contact with Summers & Co. Properties & Management and got a basement apartment for the two months. Our apartment was great, very clean, good furniture, all cooking and dinner ware was supplied; just what we wanted.
Any problems we had we just asked them and they took care of it. They were great people to rent from and I refer the Summers properties to anyone looking for a place while at school in Oshawa.
As tenants residing in a house owned and managed by Summers & Co. Properties and Management my family and I have found them to be excellent landlords. Any problems and/or repairs that were necessary on the property have been handled in a reasonable amount of time. Also whenever there has been a problem from my side of the business relationship I have found them to be flexible and very reasonable. My family has resided in our current home for 2 years and look forward to continuing our working/business relationship with Summers & Co. well into the foreseeable future. It has been and continues to be a pleasure doing business with them and I look forward to any further dealings I may have with them. I have and will continue to recommend them to my business associates for long and short term housing rental opportunities.
James and Stephanie Rodgers
I've been living on my own since I've been fifteen years old and have never come across a land lord like Rick. He's the most genuine and unique landlord I have ever met. ie) he bought all his tenants nice gifts at Christmas.
Rick is good-hearted and friendly with a great sense of humor. He is both a great listener and understanding. He really cares about you as a person and not just as a tenant.
Rick is very helpful and goes beyond the call of a landlord. He has helped me even with personal things on various occasions.
Summers & Co., did a lot of renovations to our apartments and we're very happy with the work they did. I would highly recommend Richard & Summers & Co., Properties & Management to anyone.
My name is Cynthia Lake and I reside at 746 Philip Murray Avenue in Oshawa. Rick Summers is my landlord & Summers & Co. manages our residence.
I am very happy living here. I rent half a house and it's very beautiful. If anything is broken or needs tending to, Rick handles it right away.
Rick helped me get a visa which has helped my credit rating a lot. I was unable to get one on my own. He also lowered my rent $45.00/monthly which is also great.
Rick is a unique landlord. He buys all us tenants Christmas presents and gives us gifts when he feels he's inconvenienced us. He's a wonderful landlord and I"m happy he's mine.
I am a tenant of Summers & Co. Properties & Management. Not only are they great landlords, they've been helping me with real estate investments. Rick has taken the time to offer me courses that he has on hand and answers any questions I might have. When I needed a place to live, Rick helped me to get settled and made me feel comfortable. Not only is Rick a great landlord, he's a genuinely nice guy all around. I'd just like to thank Summers & Co. for their help and guidance over the past few months. Keep up the good work!
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