Roger Heller- President, Broker, REALTOR®
With BS and MS degrees in AG Education from South Dakota State University with a minor in Farm Management, Roger has over 48 years of experience in agricultural management and real estate. He farms 2,000 acres in South Central Minnesota.
Roger holds a real estate brokers license in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.
He was President of National REALTORS® Land Institute in 1998 and named Land Realtor of America in 2001 by the REALTORS® Land Institute of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Roger was elected as President of Heller Group Land Company.
Pat Keltgen- Associate Broker, REALTOR®
Pat was born and raised on a farm in Southern Renville County, MN. She graduated from Mankato Commercial College. Pat started working for Roger Heller and NORTH CENTRAL Ag. Service, Inc. in Olivia in 1971.
Over the years Pat has garnered valuable experience from her work in the farm management, appraisal, and real estate departments. She has enjoyed preparing sale flyers, typing data sheets, and assisting with the real estate closings.
It was natural for her to obtain her real estate license in the spring of 2009 after her many years of experience.
Gary Hotovec-Auctioneer, REALTOR®
Gary grew up on a livestock and crop farm by Danube, MN. After getting out of the Air Force in 1968, Gary started selling International Harvester farm equipment. He attended Auctioneers College in Mason City, IA in 1984 and then in 1988 he obtained a Minnesota real estate license.
Throughout his career of agricultural sales, Gary’s motto has been taken from the moral to a real life tale, “Half a job done is no job done at all.” “That’s why I love agriculture,” he says. “the ag community are down to earth good folks who believe in doing the best you can.” He enjoys dealing with the ag community and farmers in general.
Gary and his wife Holly bought the Hutchinson Livestock Auction Market, Hutchinson, MN in 1994. He recently sold his business to dedicate more time to real estate.
Brian Fernholz- REALTOR®
Brian has been a Real Estate Agent for over a decade. He is married and has three children. They live on the farm where he grew up just East of Madison, MN. He is the secretary of the Madison Baseball Committee and a supporter of many community events. Brian has a B.A. degree in Anthropology from Hamline University with a Minor in Sociology. He currently operates a family farm in Lac qui Parle County, MN and is the Owner of Fernholz Crop Insurance where he insures farmer’s crops in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.