Charles grew up on a peanut farm in Eastland County close to Cross Plains. After graduation from Harding University, he returned to Cross Plains where he continued to farm with his dad, raise Angus cattle, partner in an oil production company, and learn the real estate business. He married Kathy in 1975 while in college and they have two children, as well as eight grandchildren. Charles & Kathy have been self-employed for 40 years. In 1999, Charles bought and combined two real estate companies in Coleman. He has been personally involved as both broker and owner since that time. He and Kathy continue to use all of their previous business experience to serve their ever-growing clientele.