About Us

Meet our Team

Chris Gelven
Chris Gelven is the owner of Gelven Properties LLC. He is 44 years old and grew up in Bel-Ridge, MO. He went to St. Thomas Moore Grade School and then to CBC High School in Clayton. He then went on to get his B.S. degree in Psychology at St. Louis University. Chris continued his education by going to paramedic school at St. John Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. After he obtained his paramedic license, he moved to Oklahoma City where he became an Oklahoma City Firefighter/Paramedic. He worked there for 6 years before deciding to come back home. At that time, he joined the Monarch Fire Protection District (formerly known as the Chesterfield Fire Protection District), where he is still employed as a Captain/Paramedic at House 1 on the ladder truck.
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Steve Kirdy
Construction Project Manager
Steve Kirdy is the construction project manager of Gelven Properties LLC. Steve is 44 years old and was born and raised in Punta Gorda, FL. Following high school, Steve joined the US Marine Corp and served in the infantry division for the next 8 years. During his time in the military he was deployed numerous times to such places as Haiti, Cuba, and Panama. When he retired from the military, he married and moved to the St. Louis area, his wife's home town. They had 2 children, Francesca who is 15 years old and Teddy who is 14 years old. Steve is a dedicated father and is very involved with his children's extra-curricular activities. Steve enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, and boxing.
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Sam Gelven
Sales Manager
Sam Gelven is the sales manager of Gelven Properties LLC. He is 30 years old and grew up in Bel-Ridge, MO. He went to Our Lady of Presentation Grade School and then to CBC High School in Clayton. He then went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Business at Columbia College in Columbia, MO. Sam has played soccer since the early age of 4 and continued to play with a soccer scholarship in College. He then persued his life long dream of playing soccer professionally for 3 years following his college graduation. He was fortunate to play for the St. Louis Lions Professional Development League team, the Vermont Voltage PDL team and professionally for a team in Melbourne, Australia for 1 year.
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Dustin Lillidahl
Midwest Mortgage Capital - Loan Advisor
As your potential loan advisor, I would like to introduce myself to you so that you may gain a bit of personal insight to my life. After all, your home is probably your greatest asset and I believe you should be 100% comfortable with the decisions you make regarding your mortgage and the people you reserve that business for. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000 with a B.A. in Family Studies; minors in Psychology and Finance. I owned a landscape construction company which helped put me through college. I continued to grow my business for three years after I graduated.
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Ben Dodd
Freedom Credit Solutions - President/Owner
Ben Dodd, the President of Freedom Credit Solutions, personally oversees and reviews every client's credit report that is referred to him at Freedom Credit. He is very knowledgeable and has been in the Mortgage, Real-Estate, and Credit Industry for over 18 years. He has been a successful Mortgage Banker, owned a top producing Mortgage Company and started with investing in real estate back in 1997. He is a certified FICO professional and a member of NASCO. He stays educated on all current mortgage loan programs, credit collection and lending laws, all to ensure your credit will be mortgage-worthy as quickly as possible.
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Investment Opportunity

If you are someone who is interested in making good money in the real estate market, then we can help. We guarantee a higher rate of return than you can make in the investment market. We buy and sell houses with great success! You could earn up to 18% per annum on your investment! If interested or would like more information, feel free to call Chris Gelven at 314-494-7832. He will discuss opportunities that rarely exist in this market!

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Have a Property to Sell?

Receive a "No Obligation Offer" on your home! We are the hassle free option for the quick, easy and cash sale of your property "AS-IS".

At Gelven Properties, we purchase real estate in any condition and have the team and resources ready to improve properties in any condition. We purchase properties with the intention of completing the rehab and then "leasing to own" the property to potential customers who need help with their credit.

We are your straight-forward and professional option for a stress free sale. We will quickly provide you with cash for your home so you can get on with your life!

Reasons to consider Gelven Properties:

  • Inherited property
  • Avoid foreclosure which cause horrible credit problems
  • Divorce
  • Family member moving to an assisted living facility
  • Relocation / Job Transfer
  • Tenant issues or unwanted investment property
  • Involved in probate proceedings
  • Purchasing a new home
  • Any other reason

If you want to sell your home fast, Gelven Properties can help!

  • No Improvements & Repairs
  • No Inspections
  • No Commissions
  • No Fees
  • No Open Houses and Agents constantly interrupting your life with showings
  • Just a quick sale that puts cash in your pocket and headaches behind you

If you are interested in selling to us, we make it as easy as possible:

  • Simply call 314-494-7832, and speak with Chris Gelven
  • After speaking with you and discussing any questions, Chris will establish if selling your house to us is the right fit for you. Then, we will set up an appointment to view the property.
  • When we meet at the property, Chris will review the property and discuss your needs and any other questions regarding the sale of your home.
  • You will then receive a NO OBLIGATION offer on your home.

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