Madison Headquarters
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. 

Craig Balbach, General Manager

Craig comes to FGS with many years of experience in the construction industry, the last 10 years focused specifically on restoration. Most recently, he ran his own restoration company working on property mitigation, restoration and reconstruction. Craig brings strong knowledge and leadership to the FGS team.

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.