Gary Hippensteel began his real estate investing career in 2000, when he began to assist his parents with their small real estate investment portfolio.  His educational and work background was in supervision and project management in the logistics and warehousing industry.

As the years passed, Gary began to notice the increase in volatility in the job market for his industry, and began to consider how he could steer his own destiny.  Gary began to invest in himself and his education by learning first hand from both local and national real estate mentors and coaches, and continues to be advised by top real estate investors today.

In 2005, Gary became a full time real estate investor.  He has completed specialized training in short sales, lease options, basic asset protection and tax strategies, self directed IRA investing strategies through real estate, buy-and-hold strategies of land-lording, as well as rehabbing.  He founded Solid Foundation Investment Properties, Inc. in 2006 as a real estate investment company.

Gary received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University in 1990.  Most recently, he received the coveted Professional Housing Provider Certification through CIREIA in 2009.

Gary has invested a tremendous amount in his training and has earned a wealth of credentials.

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An avid Purdue football fan, Gary enjoys spending time with his family and participating in church activities.


  • CIREIA (Central Indiana Real Estate Investors Association, formerly known as Indianapolis Landlords Association, Inc.)
  • Rainmakers