Madison Headquarters
4801 Tradewind Parkway
Madison, WI 53718
608-258-2094

24-hour Emergency Line
1-800-318-3473

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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.

Chris Bennett - General Manager

Chris joined FGS as General Manager in June 2020. He has worked the past 20 years leading teams in the design, build and construction of homes and commercial projects. His diverse and unique professional skills and experience in IT technical support, architectural design, sales, real estate and construction lend to his successful leadership and exceptional customer service.

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.