William “Bill” Schuetze is the self proclaimed “Old Guy” of Auben who has been around since it’s inception due to the fact that his son, Tyson is the Founder & CEO. He holds a Bachelor of Science-American Institutions from University of Wisconsin and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He is a entity of Auben whose work ethic is unparalleled. Starting work at the age of 12 in his father’s clothing store, Bill has had a varied amount of work experiene as an attorney at Legal Aid Society of Louisville for five years and then continuing on as the co-Owner of Hawley-Cooke Booksellers, Louisville, Kentucky for 25 years. Throughout life Bill has owned and renovated properties in Kentucky and Georgia which was part of Tyson’s inspiration for Auben.
When we asked Bill why he was excited to be a part of the Auben team he replied, “Quite simply, my older son is the Founder and Co-owner of Auben Realty. Obviously, I am not objective. But he is a visionary who is a rare combination of being very detail-oriented and one who is able to see the big picture. His creativity, drive, work ethic and business acumen makes for a powerful package. As I am not a young man, it is absolutely thrilling to work in an organization that is highly energetic and pursuing lofty goals. Auben has attracted a very educated and motivated group of associates and it is a true joy to participate in the growth of this highly ethical company.”
Often we will ask our employees what they aspire to be and almost always there are dreams of leadership and career advancement but when asking this same question to Bill we heard one of the most profoundly pure answers that we have ever gotten, “My days of being in charge are over. I simply want to contribute wherever and whenever I can.” If only we can all live a life that leads us to be able to make that statement!
Bill reminds everyone that he, himself, did not start investing early enough (it’s never too early!) and that no matter what “to thine own self be true.”
On any given Saturday morning you will likely find Bill conversing with prospective Auben residents, but in his spare time he enjoys reading, politics, playing trivia, and traveling. He says he would LOVE to visit the Highlands of Scotland and its cozy pubs someday soon!
If you ever want to chat with Bill about music, he will be happy to fire up some Buddy Holly and the Crickets, The Outlaws, Mario Lanza, or Luther Allison and he has educated his kids correctly on how to fully appreciate words in both written and musically adapted forms.
For the next 10 years Bill hopes to “Do all that I possibly can to assist Auben in its quest to become an even better Real Estate Company for investors and still be alive in 10 years from now!”