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(Albuquerque, Austin and Denver), Gretchen’s family ended up in Kingwood, Texas right outside the Houston area. When it was time for college, Gretchen moved back to Colorado and attended Colorado State University which is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. While in college Gretchen worked at Wilderness Inquiry, a company that specializes in outdoor adventure trips for the disabled. Working at Wilderness Inquiry gave Gretchen the experience and skills for handling individuals and their families in demanding yet rewarding situations.
After graduating from CSU, Gretchen accepted a job in Bettles, Alaska guiding outdoor trips in the Gates of the Arctic, Alaska. During her time in Alaska, Gretchen learned that determination and strength are key elements of success. The best experience Gretchen took away from Alaska was meeting her husband Brandon. Gretchen’s time in Alaska was amazing but her heart was always in Colorado. Gretchen moved back to Colorado in 2000, landed in Summit County and has been here ever since. Gretchen and Brandon established themselves in the county from the start by working in property management and appliance repair.
In the summer of 2004, Gretchen and Brandon married under the beautiful landscape of Breckenridge. Soon after their first child was born the Bensons knew right away that Breckenridge was the perfect place to raise their family. After two children and years of working in both property management and appliance repair, the Bensons took the opportunity to start a family owned and
operated appliance repair business. Appliance Pro was born in 2005 and has been growing every year since.
Gretchen had learned so much from running Appliance Pro over the past 10 years, that in 2015 she decided it was time to embark on her own real estate career. Real Estate has been both challenging and rewarding. Gretchen joined Remax Properties of the Summit in 2016 and was fortunate to become a member of The Barr Team in 2017. The Barr Team has “Raising The Barr” in Summit County since 1979 and continues to be #1 real estate team county wide. In 2017, The Barr Team was in the top 3 selling agents within Summit Association of Realtors.