“Invest in a Life Style… Invest in Anna Maria Island.” When Tom heard that phase, it didn’t take him long to convenience his wife that this was the greatest undiscovered piece of paradise to live and raise a family. That’s when Tom and his wife, Peggy, along with their son, Chris, moved to Anna Maria Island in 1987 from Michigan. Tom’s parents had owned a home in Bradenton since the mid-fifties and he had vacationed there many times with the area becoming a second home to him. Spending 17 years in the lending banking industry, Tom had been a Vice-President of Michigan National Bank. Always interested in the real estate market, he decided to give real estate sales a try and enjoyed it immensely. In 1990, Tom met Frank Davis while working at Neal & Neal REALTORS. They worked well together and when Frank started Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc. in 1993, Tom soon followed. Tom has been active locally serving as a past Director and Treasurer of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of the chamber for 20 years and has served as a member of many committees. Also Tom has served as a Director with the Manatee Board of REALTORS and has been a past Vice Chairman of the Grievance Committee and a member of the Professional Standards Committee. Tom enjoys playing golf and is a member of Key Royale Golf Club. When time permits, boating and travel are high on his list of priorities. So, when you are ready to “Invest in a life style… Invest in Anna Maria Island,” call Tom for all of your real estate needs and he will make your decision (and move) easy!