About Chris Smith
Chris grew up in Bloomington and has chosen to stay to raise his two children with his wife, Betsy. Growing up in Bloomington, Chris has lived in almost every part of the city from downtown to lake lemon. After graduating with a degree in Engineering, Chris went to work in the family business, a local real estate firm specializing in commercial development. Within a year he decided to complete his engineer training and secured a position with a local civil design and architectural firm. While employed as an engineer, Chris worked on the side as a contractor building townhomes and learning finance.
In the late 90s he went back with his family and worked on commercial developments that included Whitehall Crossing, Clear Creek Crossing and the restoration of the Historic Louben Building. The current home of Opie Taylors, the Louben housed Pagliai’s pizza in the moving Breaking Away. In 2006 he decided to have an adventure with his wife and daughter and moved to Charlotte NC to work as a Department Manager for an engineering firm. While in Charlotte he and his wife added a son to the family, and decided that Bloomington was the place for them. In 2009 Chris and his family left Charlotte to take over as the owner/operator of the Short Stop food Mart in Bloomington.
In his first year Chris developed the BBQ Train and now, 6 years later, with great management in place, has finally decided it was time to return to his roots in residential and commercial real estate consulting. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer, Vice President of the Bloomington Plan Commission, is on the Board of Directors of Bloomfield State Bank, mentors small business owners and volunteers at Rogers Binford Elementary.
Chris has the background to assist you in your residential or commercial real estate needs.