Gretchen Benson was born in Galveston, Texas. After moving around to a handful of cities (Albuquerque, Austin and Denver), Gretchen’s family ended up in Kingwood, Texas right outside the Houston area. When it was time for college, Gretchen moved back to Colorado and attended Colorado State University which is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. While in college Gretchen worked at Wilderness Inquiry, a company that specializes in outdoor adventure trips for the disabled. Working at Wilderness Inquiry gave Gretchen the experience and skills for handling individuals and their families in demanding yet rewarding situations.
After graduating from CSU, Gretchen accepted a job in Bettles, Alaska guiding outdoor trips in the Gates of the Arctic, Alaska. During her time in Alaska, Gretchen learned that determination and strength are key elements of success. The best experience Gretchen took away from Alaska was meeting her husband Brandon. Gretchen’s time in Alaska was amazing but her heart was always in Colorado. Gretchen moved back to Colorado in 2000, landed in Summit County and has been here ever since. Gretchen and Brandon established themselves in the county from the start by working in property management and appliance repair.
In the summer of 2004, Gretchen and Brandon married under the beautiful landscape of Breckenridge. Soon after their first child was born the Bensons knew right away that Breckenridge was the perfect place to raise their family. After two children and years of working in both property management and appliance repair, the Bensons took the opportunity to start a family owned and operated appliance repair business. Appliance Pro was born in 2005 and has been growing every year since. Appliance Pro has established itself in the county as a company that never shys away from a job that is too big or too small. Appliance Pro’s attitude has always been, “we do it all”! Gretchen has brought this same philosophy to her real estate career.
From a 1 bedroom, 1 bath mountain condo to a ski-in/ski-out home, she can manage it all. Gretchen’s strength and perseverance to handle a transaction from the beginning phase all the way through to the closing will guarantee that her client’s interests are always her #1 priority.
Please feel free at any time to contact Gretchen about any appliance repair and/or real estate inquiries.