Bartke, is proud to claim the great state of Texas as the place he grew up. His family settled in the mid cities area, but in 2004, he moved to Poolville, TX, where things were a little quieter.
Starting at the ripe young age of 19, Doug spent fifteen years on the road as a sales rep in the gift/collectibles industry, traveling all over Texas and Oklahoma. In 1988, he formed Bartke & Associates, a manufactures rep agency in the Dallas Trade Market, working with major retailers in the wholesale industry. He worked alongside the top collectible artists and companies developing and designing retail opportunities in store programs for Thomas Kincaid and many others.
He served on the "Gift Board of Governors" for the Dallas Market Center from 1995-1997. After the sale of Bartke & Associates in 2013, Doug transitioned to working with national key account retailers.
Needing a new challenge, Doug knew that Texas real estate was a different market for him to conquer. With 44 years of experience in sales and business, Doug can be a true asset to his clients, both buyers and sellers. Being new to the real estate industry, his focus at this time is not necessarily on what type of real estate to focus on, but on giving his undivided attention to each and every one of his clients.
When not pursuing new challenges to conquer, Doug spends his spare time at his Deer Creek Ranch with his wife of 32 years. However, they also enjoy scuba diving, hunting, fishing, and most of all, their three daughters, six granddaughters, and one grandson. And one great ,great grandson. Doug is a proud CASA Pal and his wife is the 2021 CASA volunteer of the year.