The ranch is the place Butch Nuding always wanted to be. He grew up all over moving around with his father’s career in the United States Air Force. The ranch was always home to him.
He went to Texas A&M University to play football after graduating from high school. Unfortunately, Butch would become injured and no longer able to play. As a young man, life on the ranch was more appealing than attending college classes.
Butch shares the conversation he had with his grandad, J.D. Patterson, about coming to work on the ranch. While it was probably the best decision at the time, to Butch it will forever be the biggest mistake of his life.
After graduating with his degree, Butch came back to the ranch and started building his life and living his dream on being on the ranch.
Broker / Owner - John was raised on a cotton and cattle operation in the Community of Ericksdahl, which is located in the heart of central West Texas about 10 miles east of Stamford. This upbringing gives him a strong agricultural background, as well as the depth of knowledge necessary to help you with the operation of your farm or ranch. John graduated Stamford High School in 1988 and from there went on a somewhat circuitous route to ultimately receive a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1995. He began his real estate career in 1996 as a sales agent for Ekdahl Real Estate, a business founded by his dad in 1980. Over the years John helped to grow the business, adding several new agents, obtaining his broker’s license, and eventually took over Ekdahl Real Estate in 2007 when Ed decided to hang up his spurs and retire. John’s focus is quality, and he tries to live by the philosophy that we don’t sell property, we help sellers to market their properties, and help buyers to find their perfect property. By looking at it this way, he says it feels more like we are on a team with our clients than trying to push something on them. John is grateful for the support of his wife and two boys, as well as the outstanding team of professional agents that surround him.