Co-founder & Chief Inspiration Officer
The man who started it all, Grandpa Pete's life-obsession was to make selling your house a simple, streamlined process. After serving in the Navy during WW2, Grandpa Pete originally started his first real estate company back in 1965 as a side business while a Battalion Chief at the Seattle Fire Department. He ran the day-to-day operations of the business as a side project along with his wife, Rita Chudecke, who handled the finances all the way up until his passing on July 7, 2018. Throughout this time, Grandpa Pete made sure to run the business with the same core values that were instilled in him during his humble beginnings on a farm in Superior, Wisconsin: doing the right thing, working hard, putting the client's needs first, building relationships, and getting the job done quickly and efficiently. He ran the company solely based on word of mouth without ever spending a single cent on marketing. However, over the last year of his life, Grandpa Pete's wishes were to bring our services to as many people and communities as possible. And thanks to the help of his immediate family, Grandpa Pete's wishes were brought to fruition when in December 2017, Grandpa Pete officially passed the baton to his grandson, Michael, when we officially branded ourselves as DiGiovanni Real Estate.