Our Team

Rachel Kain

Rachel Kain

Managing Broker

[email protected]
o.  (574) 233-3302 x7001
c.  (704) 497-3628
f.  (574) 233-3309

JP Wielgos

JP Wielgos

Broker

o.  (574) 233-3302 x7015
c.  (574) 329-0743
f.  (574) 233-3309

Sue Barlow

Sue Barlow

Broker

[email protected]
o.  (574) 233-3302
c.  (574) 329-0743
f.  (574) 233-3309

Rob Manuszak

Rob Manuszak

Broker

[email protected]
o.  (574) 233-3302
c.   (574) 904-8760
f.   (574) 233-3309

About Us

HomeWorks began in 2003 as a real estate purchasing / sales / financing company in the South Bend, Indiana and surrounding area.  Our first deal was a traditional “flip that house” project like you see on TV.  After a number of early successes, we expanded our capital base in 2005 and began buying, selling and financing projects in the single family home space.  Our mission was to purchase quality homes that could be sold for their optimal value.  We wanted to provide a quality home to people living in our area at an affordable and fair price.  We also wanted to fund rehabbers who had the execution skills but lacked the necessary capital.  This remains a core component of what we do today.

Since 2003, we have bought and sold over 1000 properties.  This has given us extensive buying, rehabbing, maintenance, property management, and selling experience.  We have also directly experienced the changes in the residential real estate market over the past 10+ years.  Our business model has required constant evaluation and evolution.

The 2008-2009 credit crisis and U.S. real estate collapse (now called the Great Recession) marked the period where we faced the most critical decisions regarding the direction of the company.  Bank financing was curtailed or terminated for homeowners and rehabbers alike.  Foreclosures spiked.  Mortgages became harder and harder to get approved.  The demand for investment renal properties by savvy investors swelled but those investors were only interested in buying if they were confident their properties would be well taken care of after the sale.  Offering full service property management was going to be required.  So we began the intensive process of creating the best property management company we could build.  We have worked hard to become a technology focused, systems driven operation that works in tandem with the day to day people interaction aspect that comes with property management.

Our property management operation has grown significantly over the years.  This is a testament to our commitment to both our property owners and our residents.  We currently manage over 800 single family homes, duplexes and multi-units.

We also have a single source construction company in addition to our ongoing buying, selling, and financing services.  HomeWorks is “Your Real Estate Resource”.

HomeWorks treats everyone with respect and we communicate clearly.  Honesty and integrity is the cornerstone of our company’s philosophy.  We make commitments carefully and we honor our commitments.  We “do what we say we will do.”

We are pleased to introduce our newest services offering – HomeWorks Realty.  HomeWorks Realty is not only proud to list your property, we also want to help you find your next home or investment property. The HomeWorks Realty team is composed of licensed real estate brokers with extensive investor relations. We are dedicated to assisting you in your next real estate transaction; whether it be listing your current property, searching for your next investment, or finding your dream home.

-The HomeWorks Team.