In 2008, I left the corporate world to fulfill a life-long dream and start my own business. That business is Aspen Grove Investments and it has been evolving ever since. Today Aspen Grove is a well-established business specializing in helping business owners achieve their dream of growing their business value and eventually realizing that value.
In 2018, we realized another dream by merging with Agri-Management Services and purchasing Growthland Realty. This was a unique opportunity to put three talent pools together, allowing us to provide a wider and deeper array of services to our clients, whether they are business owners or involved in production agriculture.
We believe our key point of difference is our deep knowledge pool. With over 150 years of experience in our senior management team, we have seen a lot and learned a lot. Our objective is to continue to learn with our customers every day. Business and agriculture in the Midwest is dynamic and faces continuing challenge. From building a startup business within a Fortune 500 company to rank within the top ten in its industry – to starting and growing our own successful family businesses – we believe we can bring unique perspective to our relationship with you.
Maurie leads the Aspen Grove brand and provides financial and strategic leadership to Agri-Management Services. As President of Aspen Grove Investments, Inc he led the establishment and development of the company from a startup to a well-respected firm before merging with Agri-Management Services in 2018. With over 35 years of experience in a range of industries, structuring and negotiating transactions and managing finance and operations, Maurie works with business owners in a variety of industries and markets.
Maurie grew up on a farm in eastern Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Accounting and Economics. He later earned a Masterâ€™s in Business Administration from Winona State University.
Maurie spent the first half of his career gaining valuable experiences with IBP, Inc. (now Tyson Foods), Land Oâ€™Lakes, The Maschhoffs and Hog Slat, Inc. Each of these companies had unique ownership structures requiring varied operating styles and providing a wide range of experiences. Maurie brings this range of experience to his clients to take on and resolve complex and varied business issues.
Ben Isaacson is a part-owner of Agri-Management Services and works in all areas of the business. He has been employed with Agri-Management Services since 2013. He previously worked for two companies within the swine industry and has a B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University
in Animal Science. This background provides a unique skill set in valuing, managing, and selling of both land and livestock facilities. In addition, he enjoys managing the employees of Agri-Management Services and focusing on the strategic direction of the company.
Richard started Agri-Management Services in 1990 and has 40 years of experience in farm property management, farm real estate, and rural appraisals. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in Ag Economics. He has worked in 67 of the 99 Iowa counties, as well as counties in surrounding states. Richard has been an active member in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, including being a past president of the chapter. His experience combined with contacts from this organization is extremely valuable to Agri-Management Services.