About Our Staff
James G. Sarkis - Founder and Principal Broker
James G. Sarkis is the founder and principal broker for Sarkis & Associates, Realtors in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 1976 , Jim received his Wisconsin Salesman Real Estate license and moved to Door County to pursue a career in real estate. Click here for full bio »
In 1982 he received his Wisconsin Brokers License.1982 was also the year he opened the first office for Sarkis & Associates , Realtors in the historic Ames building in downtown Egg Harbor. In a short period of time he purchased the original office building in Egg Harbor along with several other properties that would house various ventures under the Sarkis & Associates banner.
In the 1980's , he started one of the most successful vacation rental agencies in Door County, a clothing emporium called Dockside in Door County, a condominium development company that built Ridgewood Condominiums, and a waterview cafe owned and operated with his wife Megan Hall Sarkis called, the Horseshoe Bay Pub.The Pub was sold to an investor/operator in 1998 and the planning for the new headquaters for Sarkis & Associates, Realtors was started.
In 2004 new construction began on the facility now located on Highway 42 , three miles south of the Village of Egg Harbor.In 2006 the landmark American Flag was erected and landscaped. Now all tourists use the offices of Sarkis & Associates and the 80 foot towering flag as there beacon while traveling in Northern Door County.
In addition to his duties as one of the leading brokers of waterfront and condominium properties , Jim serves as the Founder and President of Door County Charities, a private foundation that holds the Door County Charities Golf Classic at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club.He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Bureau, is a member of the National Association of Realtors., the Wisconsin Realtors Association and the Door County Board of Realtors and is a past member at large of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission. He is past president of the Egg Harbor Business Association, past Vice President of the Egg Harbor Lions Club and a former Director of the Community Child Care Center.
He is married to Megan Hall Sarkis from McHenry Illinois and has three children, Adam ( Milwaukee) and Madeline Hall and Carly Rose (Sturgeon Bay). They maintain residences in Sevastopol and on Clark Lake. close «
Leif Lautenbach - Sales Associate
Sarkis & Associates, Realtors is proud to announce the affiliation of Leif Lautenbach as a sales associate. Leif is a hometown boy who has come back to work with all his friends and neighbors. Click here for full bio »
Leif spent his college career between UWGB and UW-Eau Claire before graduating from there. He is married to the former Amy Ripp and they live in Valmy with their daughter Allison. Besides working in the real estate business Leif also works with Tom Holbrook remodeling and building houses. Leif can help you with all your real estate needs from sales to new construction. Leif is a member of the Door County Board of Realtors, the Door County Multiple Listing Service, the Wisconsin Realtors Association and the National Association of Realtors. close «
Tony King - Sales Associate
Starting in 1969 at Apple Canyon, Tony has been instrumental in designing, developing and selling condominiums and resort condominiums. He was the Assistant Sales Manager for the Galena Territory which developed one of the most successful golf communities in the Midwest, Eagle Ridge. Click here for full bio »
In the mid-1990s Tony moved to Elkhart Lake to assist the sales team in charge of selling the Osthoff resort. PortSide Properties Inc. of Sturgeon Bay was the general contractor of the Osthoff resort and brought Tony to Door County to head up their real estate sales division.
From 1996 to the present, Tony has been an annual multimillion dollar producer for PortSide Properties. In the summer of 2003 Jim Sarkis of Sarkis & Associates, Realtors, acquired the real estate services division of PortSide Properties Inc. and contracted with Tony to head up their resort condominium division.
In addition to handling all resort condominium transactions, Tony will be handling many of the residential and condominium properties offered by Sarkis & Associates, Realtors. Tony and his wife, Cecile, live in Sturgeon Bay year-round. Call Tony at 868-3918 for all your real estate needs. close «
Amy Kiehnau - Sales Associate
Amy is a Sales Associate with Sarkis & Associates, Realtors. She received her Wisconsin Real Estate license in June 2005, and has managed the Real Estate office along with assisting the broker/owner since 2003. Click here for full bio »
Amy graduated from St. Norbert College with a major in Communications. She worked as a customer service manager and a data engineer for a worldwide communications company in Green Bay, WI prior to moving back home with her husband and son.
She is currently an active member of the Door County Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Real Estate is a natural fit for Amy's outgoing and detailed personality. close «