I’m Kent Lapp, and it’s great to have you here.
Bio in brief…
I’d go with something like: Entrepreneur, Investor, Optimistic Realist. Founder, Lapp Global. Host, The Kent Lapp Podcast. Saved by Grace, Student of Life. Husband, Father, Son.
On this site.
There’s little I enjoy more than meaningful conversations about business, theology and lifestyle. That’s mostly what you’ll find here.
Story, less brief…
I grew up in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State.
My dad was diagnosed with cancer at age 29, passing away 7 years later at the young age of 36. This left my mom with the 4 of us kids and a small business to run. I was 10 years old at the time, but mom did a phenomenal job raising us kids while keeping the business going. My parents, Sanford & Barb, had a great relationship. It’s an inspiration to me to this day.
Out of school I went straight into the family business that my father had started in 1983, Woodtex. After working in all areas of the company for several years we started the process of turning the day to day management over from mom to myself. Mom has since moved out of this company altogether, selling it to my brother Ben and I.
Woodtex currently has manufacturing locations in 4 states; NY, SC, TX & TN, as well as sales locations in 8 states and Canada.
Check it out here: www.woodtex.com
It was my dream from a very young age to start my own business. We’ve accomplished that dream now with the following:
-Hometowne Capital. A lease-purchase company. http://www.hometownecapital.com
-Wine Trail Properties. A real estate brokerage & property management. http://www.winetrailproperties.com
-Riverwood Cabins. We build Cabins so You Can Build Memories! http://riverwoodcabins.com
-Firm Foundations & Excavating. A small-excavation company that I’ve since sold. www.firmfoundations.com
-Castle Point Paradise. A Vacation Destination in the Finger Lakes I’ve since sold. http://www.lappgroup.net/vacation-rental-home.asp?PageDataID=84555
I enjoy Real Estate as well. After getting a young start managing properties and tenants I quickly realized it’s potential and started investing as soon as I could.
I now love my beautiful wife and kids more than anything in the world. Coming home to my family is simply the favorite part of my day (which says a lot, I do love to work).
Here they are:
In 2014 we moved our little family to Nashville TN. Nashville is easy to love, and became home quick.
I enjoy great food, travel, reading, strategizing, quality conversations, meeting new people, starting & growing businesses, talking about the ways of God and challenging myself and others to accomplish meaningful goals.
Our church family is Immanuel Nashville: http://www.immanuelnashville.com
What I believe.
You may not care to know, but in case you do…here’s my feeble effort of communicating what I mean by being ‘Saved by Grace’: http://kentlapp.com/2016/01/09/what-i-mean-when-i-say-that-i-am-a-christian/
Also…be sure to check out the podcast!
If you’re into meaningful conversations centered around Business, Theology, & Lifestyle, then by all means we need to connect over there as well!
Here’s a link on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kent-lapp-podcast/id1208226880?mt=2
And heres a link on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-kent-lapp-podcast?refid=stpr
Or you can simply search The Kent Lapp Podcast on your iTunes, Stitcher, or favorite Podcast app.
Lastly, I can be reached the following ways:
1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kent.lapp
2. Instagram: @kentlapp https://www.instagram.com/kentlapp/
3. Email: TheKentLappPodcast@gmail.com
I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy!