Who We Are

We care about this community and want to do our part in helping it thrive

We’re a driven lot, fueled by challenges and passionate about growth. We believe a high tide raises all boats and as we move forward we want to bring everyone with.

Paint your neighbor program

Every summer we get together as a team and give back to a few special families. Its a special way we connect with our community. Do you know a family who could use a little exterior TLC?

Careers

We believe in our people. We know a great company is built with talented individuals and we’re always looking for great people. Learn more about our roles here. If one sings to you, drop us a line and lets connect.

Michael Schraepfer – President

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Michael was first introduced to construction and entrepreneurship growing up alongside his father.  Mike started a summer painting business while attending UMD, and quickly became involved in remodeling and real estate. With each new house there were numerous new projects which proved to be a excellent hands-on education in the trades. Since then Mike has blossomed into a local entrepreneur and real estate investor. Heirloom is the combination of Mike’s life in real estate which includes management, realty and construction.  He enjoys sharing his experience to help new investors find property, solve financing and work through renovations.  He’s a lifelong learner with other pursuits both entrepreneurial and personal including saw-milling, fine furniture making, running, cooking and traveling. Accomplishments:

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in MN and WI.
  • Purchased and renovated over 100 properties in the Duluth area.
  • Twice nominated for the Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success award.
  • President of the City of Duluth Planning Commission.
  • Duluth Heritage Preservation Alliance award recipient.
  • Facilitate the Duluth Real Estate Investment Masterclass.
  • Co-founder of Lake Ave Restaurant, winner of “Best Restaurant in MN Worth a Drive” award.
  • 5 time Grandmas 1/2 Marathon finisher.
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Nick Adams – Construction Supervisor

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Nick grew up in the twin cities and fell in love with Duluth and the North Shore while earning his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth. While attending UMD, he ran a summer painting business and was introduced to Michael Schraepfer.  The two became fast friends, both shared an interest in entrepreneurship and rental properties. His entry into the rental property ownership was spurred through the help of Michael and has allowed him to continue to invest in properties over the years.  In 2013 Nick was nominated for the Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award alongside Michael and one other partner.  After a brief relocation to Minneapolis, Nick, his wife and children “came home” as he likes to say, and joined the Heirloom team.  Nick brings many years of business and project management experience to Heirloom.  When not at work Nick enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, mountain biking, and exploring Duluth’s abundant parks. Accomplishments:

  •  Investor Owner of Rental Properties in Duluth
  •  Nominee for the Labovitz Emerging Entrepreneurial Award
  • 5 time Green Lake triathlon finisher
  • 3 time BU 10 hour triathlon finisher
  • 2 time Ragnar Relay finisher
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Sarah Sorenson – Director of Property Management

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Miranda Schiavone

Senior Property Manager

Sarah Wisdorf

Senior Property Manager

Savannah Norman

Senior Property Manager

Brady Miller

Property Manager

Kalli Alexandrou

Property Manager

Steven Pool

Vacation Rental Manager

Katie Moen

Leasing Agent

Steven Pool

Vacation Rental Manager

Katie Moen

Leasing Agent