Close to Home Podcast
Real people. Real life. Real stories.Insight and inspiration from Close to Home brings a fresh perspective on home, business and life. Join the professionals across real estate, construction, insurance and financial lending to gain perspective not only from their individual professional experience but their life stories.
Epik Design & Build
Ashley Fitzgerald, Co-owner
Ashley Fitzgerald is the co-owner of Epik Design & Build. She has been in the design & construction industry for over 7 years and enjoys overseeing the design team and operations of the business. She has a passion for creating beautiful spaces that provide a balance of daily function and timeless beauty. The Epik Design & Build team offers concierge-level service for all of their clients and is capable of handling both interior and exterior projects. Ashley is also a mom of three children and an avid equestrian.
Meyer & Co. Auction Company
Dan Stokes, Co-owner
Dan Stokes is a Real Estate Broker/Agent as well as Co-Owner of an Auction Company. Dan has
been in the Real Estate industry for over 5 years. He has a passion for helping turn a dream into
a reality. Whether his clients are first time home buyers, developers, or seasoned 1031
investors he has the resources and support to assist with nearly any real estate transaction.
When Dan is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors,
traveling and enjoying his personal and family farms.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Jim Grasso, Home Loan Specialist
Promoting an equitable future of freedom
A home is one of the largest investments. The need to bring awareness and balance to the terms of
spendthrift, prudent, and frugal. Life should be lived by our own standards.
Let’s get the wheels turning and make good decisions that will set and open more financial options
People that have a plan tend to go a bit further. Plans can change and still achieve a great success.
Working with people and having them achieve success and share it with me has been the best reward
and greatest achievements over the years.
I believe there’s no normal life, just life.
Brightside Insurance Agency
Jaclyn Schmitz, Co-owner
Jaclyn Schmitz is co-owner of Brightside Insurance Agency. She has 9 years in the insurance industry, where she strives to educate and empower people about all their insurance needs. As a working mom of 4 and wife, Jaclyn is passionate about creating a balance of quality coverage blended with a price that leaves you extremely satisfied. Her goal is to help people start seeing the bright side of insurance. In her spare time, she helps run a veteran non-profit, enjoys working out, Zumba, all outdoor activities, family time, traveling and is a huge St Louis Blues hockey fan.