Below, you’ll find information about our founders T.J. Schutte Jr. and Derrick Plunkett. This will give you a deeper understanding of how we came to be and what we have to offer.
T.J. Schutte Jr. graduated from Thomas More College in 1994 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting. He began gaining work experience in the furniture industry. At the age of 25, he became a Vice President at Bell Furniture Industries. He soon relocated to Mississippi as the Vice President of sales and merchandising for Davis International. After moving back to northern Kentucky to open his own furniture retail store, England Custom Furniture Direct, T.J. then bought his father's retail store, Furniture Solutions, which he expanded twice and eventually sold.
T.J. has many years of experience in business and negotiating; he is definitely an asset working for you, as someone who has been in business and looking out for your best interest. T.J. started his career in commercial real estate at First Commercial Realty under Ray Merkel. After years at First Commercial, T.J. moved his license to Keller Williams Commercial in 2018.
Initiating KW Commercial designation Broker, Northern KY / Multiple Business Owner Derrick, founding business partner of KW Commercial Northern KY, based in Florence KY, is a 20 year veteran to real estate and real estate investment. Derrick has represented large users of office, retail and Industrial space in a wide array of real estate transactions. Derrick has built a solid foundation of cooperate clients through his tenant advisory services. Mr. Plunkett has a long record of successful guiding local, national, and multi-national clients with their commercial real estate acquisitions, lease obligations, asset reposition and dispositions. Derrick closes commercial lease and sales transactions consistently over the national average. His specialties are Commercial, Retail and Industrial sales, leasing and build to suit.
Derrick specializes in applying his expertise and market knowledge to broker commercial office, industrial and retail properties that consistently exceed the investment goals of his clients. In addition , Mr. Plunkett has a vast knowledge of the construction process, and the planning and zoning codes. He treats every client as if the deal he is working on is his own property investment. He is a true professional at gaining national exposure for his listings.
KW Commercial, the Commercial real estate arm of Keller Williams Realty, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, is no stranger to success. Keller Williams Commercial consists of over 2,000 Commercial agents located in all 50 States and 51 Countries. Keller Williams Commercial is backed by the most innovative and scalable technology the Commercial real estate industry has to offer. Derrick has partnered with Keller Williams and Keller Williams Commercial due to their national powerhouse recognition. The two together bring unsurpassed service in the Commercial Real Estate industry. Apart from his busy Commercial real estate career, Derrick and his wife, Ms Susie, have been married over 20 years and have a single son, Hoyt. Derrick and Susie shoot competition archery and are passionate about coaching archery and getting women and children affiliated with the sport.