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4801 Tradewind Parkway
Madison, WI 53718

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  • Our Team

Russ Endres, CEO + President

Russ Endres was the impetus behind the 1988 founding of FGS The Restoration Company. He started with FGS’ parent company, Wisconsin Management Company, in 1979, became Vice President and General Manager in 1982 and has served as President since 1992. He also created WMC’s federally assisted housing division in 1994. He’s a founding principal of WMC Realty Advisors and a board member of the Wisconsin Council for Affordable and Rural Housing and the Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin, and he owns or is part-owner of more than 40 properties. 

Susan Stepka, CFO

Susan joined WMC and FGS as Chief Financial Officer in February 2018, bringing over 25 years of property management-specific accounting experience. She served as President for the National Affordable Yardi User Group (NAYUG) and is a nationally Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Her many strengths include budgeting, reforecasting, refinancing, raising equity, monitoring cash flow projections and benchmarking financial conditions and scenarios. Susan is a strong leader who embraces change by identifying key initiatives that drive strategic growth and financial strength for our companies and our clients.

Andi Simmons, Business Development

Andi joined FGS in 2016 as Director of Business Development, supervising a team of Business Development Specialists. Andi specializes in Property Management and has well-established contacts in the industry, feeding the property pipeline of FGS. Her strengths include sales and marketing, event planning and customer service. Andi is particularly skilled in staff training and as a leader consistently emphasizes our key strategic drivers of positive attitude and accountability. She enjoys helping customers and creating value for them. She is a licensed Broker and active IREM ARM in Madison.


Kayla Dapp, Human Resources Manager

FGS welcomed Kayla Argall to the Human Resources team in 2012. Kayla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and maintains her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. Kayla leads the human resources function for FGS and provides strategic guidance on employee relations, compensation structures, leadership development and workforce planning. Kayla has focused on a positive company culture while working to enhance the company’s compensation and benefits as well as the recruiting and onboarding process in order to attract and retain quality employees. FGS is committed to leveraging Kayla’s passion for organizational and leadership development in order to facilitate growth for its current and future employees.

Jason Anderson, Project Manager

Jason has been with the company since November 2015 as a Maintenance Technician and transitioned to a Carpenter position shortly thereafter. Jason
has more than 20 years experience in the maintenance and construction industries, most notably in the Foreman positions with home builders. Recently, Jason acted as the Lead for the restoration of a large apartment complex that was destroyed by fire and has demonstrated his leadership ability and extensive job knowledge.


Amy Davis, Estimator

Amy Davis joined FGS as a Business Development specialist in May 2018, bringing over 13 years of property management and business development experience. In July 2018, Amy accepted the Estimator position. Managing residential and commercial properties has given her the math, organization and critical thinking skills needed to help identify ways to build properties and projects and a minimal cost.

Mitch Frey, Project Manager

Mitch comes to FGS with a BBA from UW Whitewater and six years of Project Management experience in the construction and commercial flooring industries. Prior to relocating back to Wisconsin last year, he had been traveling the west coast for various construction jobs. His organizational skills, efficient job scheduling and effective job management allow him to meet job targets and provide exceptional customer service to those we serve.


Ryan Walker, Estimator

Ryan brings more than 20 years of experience in general management and contracting to FGS, and also has experience with both private and public adjusting. He is versed in restoration and provides a wealth of knowledge and perspective. Ryan has been estimating for 10 years and is experienced in Xactimate. He is passionate about serving people in their time of need and is committed to effective growth for FGS.