About Our Team
Denny Grimes - President - REALTOR®
CRS, ABR, CDPE, MBA
Denny has been selling homes in the SW Florida area for over 30 years and is a respected real estate agent/expert, one that offers an unparalleled range of expertise to home buyers, sellers, builders and developers.
Denny holds numerous real estate designations, as well as a MBA in Marketing. He and his team have sold well over a half-billion dollars of residential real estate with annual production as high as $150 million.
Denny has been the top selling agent in his office every year of his career. He attributes that accomplishment to his attention to the customer, establishing himself as the market expert and his work ethic (Denny starts his day at 3:05 am.
He is the annual keynote speaker for The News-Press Market Watch, one of the largest real estate programs in the country that attracts between 1,000 and 2,000 attendees each year. He also has a regular TV segment on a local CBS affiliate called Real Estate Matters and is a contributing real estate expert for local and national media. His keen wit and sense of humor make him not only a crowd pleaser, but a crowd favorite. He is currently writing a book on real estate success axioms.
Denny’s passions include speaking, flying, running marathons and half marathons with Kristan Cole, his wife, and on the more sedimentary side, movies and Broadway Plays. The three most recent additions to his bucket list are to complete an Iron Man, run the London Marathon and play a round of golf without a three-putt green, which he says may be the most difficult of the three.
Morgan Grimes - Gateway Manager - REALTOR®
Morgan is the 3rd generation in the Grimes family, born and raised in Fort Myer, FL. She attended ESC Elementary School and Ft. Myers Christian Middle School where she broke the 100 yard dash in track in 13.1 seconds and won a Christian scholarship award for outstanding leadership. She attended Bishop Verot in 2000 and played varsity basketball for 4 years. She made “Top Point Guard” in the state of Florida her junior year making it to the final 4 two times.
Morgan went to FGCU in 2004 and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Science degree. She also interned at Action Coach, Harley Davidson Corporate office in Ft. Myers.
Morgan received her real estate license her Certified Property Expert (CPE) designation in 2009 allowing her to help sellers get through a successful short sale. From July 2014 to July 2015 sold 43 homes and did over $8 million in sales.
In July of 2015 Morgan became a Broker Associate and opened a new branch office in Gateway called the “Sales & Information Center” located at 11900 Fairway Lakes Dr. in Gateway.
Tony Erpenbeck - REALTOR®
Tony is a Fort Myers native & graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Business & Management. He has been licensed in Real Estate since 2006 & brings with him a solid background of professional sales ranging from a leasing manager & Collegiate Properties sales associate to a professional clothier for Tom James Custom Apparel.
Tony was recently married on June 13, 2015 to his lovely wife, Paige, & they had their first baby girl on July 10, 2016. “Family is everything to me. My wife is my best friend, my strength, my motivation, & everything I could ever want in a person. Being a dad is the greatest joy of my life and is something that is indescribable. My mother, who is also a successful real estate agent in SWFL, is my hero & taught me to always be passionate about what I do. I believe in having pride in yourself and the things you do to earn respect.”
Tony likes being a part of the SWFL community by being involved with the Women’s Council of Realtors, SWFL Gator Club & the Associate Leadership Council for the Keller Williams Realty Naples office. He also enjoys playing golf, football, the beach, Crossfit, fashion & anything in the water. Tony is a huge UF Gator Football fan.
He is recognized by the Women’s Council of Realtors as a top producer since 2013. Sold 52 homes in 2016 and did close to $14 million in sales. Recognized as the 2016 Top Listing Specialist for the Keller Williams South Florida Region.
Chelcy Abbott - Client Care Manager
dale Kubala - REALTOR®
dale moved to Naples in 1976 originally from upstate New York. She spent the earlier part of her career in the fashion industry prior to moving into banking and finance. She then joined a mortgage banking firm where she was quickly promoted to the District Sales Manager for Lee and Collier County.
It is her passion for people and helping someone attain their goal or dream, that drives her. With her in depth knowledge of the area, finance/mortgage background and sales experience, it was a natural transition for her to get into the real estate business.
She loves the outdoors and is happy that her family and grandkids live in Naples as well. On weekends she enjoys Harley riding with her significant other, Joey. He is also her business partner in the CopeKubala Real Estate Team. They know that “Your Time Matters” and will make the process of buying or selling an easy one for you.
Joey Cope - REALTOR ®
Joey comes to Denny Grimes with over 30 years of management and sales experience. His expertise provides both sellers and buyers with laser focus for understanding their needs and wants. With a committed attention to detail he will make sure your expectations are exceeded in every aspect of the process. He believes timely communication is key to everyone’s success and works tirelessly to keep you connected.
His passion for working with people drives him to help each of his clients achieve their desired results. Combining integrity and professionalism you will quickly see why he is able to assist you thoroughly in every aspect of the process.
Joey really enjoys the Florida lifestyle and all the activities available year round. He and his significant other, dale, enjoy the beach and Harley excursions when they have the time. He and dale are business partners as they work as the CopeKubala Real Estate Team to provide you with the team approach and genuine commitment to your success. They understand the importance of your real estate transaction and know that “Your Time Matters”.
Cyndi Myers - REALTOR®
Cyndi comes to us from Ann Arbor, MI and brings 10+ years of real estate experience to the Denny Grimes team. She takes great joy in helping people find their dream life style in Southwest Florida. She draws upon on past and present skills to represent buyers or sellers to deliver a stress free real estate experience. Cyndi has lived in Southwest Florida for more than 10 years and loves showing her clients all that the area has to offer. Whether her clients plan to move to the area or are looking for an investment opportunity, Cyndi helps them to identify their needs and ensure that they reach their anticipated outcome.
In addition to her 10 plus years in real estate, Cyndi has worked as a Medical Esthetician, a Senior Account Executive for a progressive rehab network, and an Office Clerk at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. Her hardest but best job of all has been raising her Children who are now adults.
Cyndi is married to Ron and has a blended family of 6 children and 7 grandchildren. She is active in her church, enjoys playing tennis, teaching Zumba, biking, ballroom dancing, spoiling her grandchildren and watching the sun set.
One of her greatest awards is the lifetime achievement award of Culture Icon. Culture encompasses the belief that work is never more important than family. As well as the viewpoint of succeeding in business by serving customers rather than your own self-interest. They treat everyone with respect and integrity. They challenge themselves and their colleagues in a productive, meaningful way to encourage growth and self-discovery, and have fun in the process. And they always lend a hand whenever it is needed.
Fred Seip - REALTOR®
Fred Seip joins the Denny Grimes Team of Keller Williams from St. Louis, Missouri and brings with him 15+ years of business experience in the field of IT project management. He built a reputation for delivering first class customer service to clients and looks forward to delivering this same level of service to buyers and sellers in Southwest Florida. Fred graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Vanderbilt University and has been involved in Naples area real estate investing since 2009. After vacationing for many years in the area, Fred made the decision to relocate with his family.
Fred’s passions include boating, piano, and enjoying all that the Naples area has to offer. He has been married for 20 years and has two teenagers (one at Gulfview Middle School and the other at Naples High School).
Fred will utilize his extensive knowledge of the Naples area (both on land and water) to help buyers find their dream home and to help sellers market their properties most effectively. Fred is also fluent in German and is excited to have the opportunity to assist German language speakers.
Ron Myers - REALTOR®
Ron spent more than 25 years in direct-to-consumer marketing. He was a senior marketing leader with experiences in all aspects of direct marketing: strategic business and marketing planning, market research, campaign design, testing, analysis, customer marketing database design and implementation, customer acquisition and retention strategy, and customer segmentation. These disciplines were applied across several industries: catalog, retail, automotive, and credit card marketing with companies such as Spiegel Catalog, World Book Encyclopedia, Sears, and American Blinds, Wallpaper & More.
In 2015 he left the corporate world and is on "re-firing" his career in Southwest Florida. He obtained his Real Estate license and with his wife Cyndi have joined Denny Grimes & Company. And when that's not keeping him busy he has started a Wealth Coaching business helping individuals realize their dreams by introducing them to and coaching them through the tools and processes that allow them to get out of debt and start on a path to building wealth and leaving an everlasting legacy.
Ron and Cyndi has a blended family of 6 children and 7 grandchildren. Ron is active in his church, enjoys playing tennis, golfing, biking, ballroom dancing, spoiling grandchildren and watching the sun set.
Marci Pence - REALTOR®
Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is her passion. Her client dedication and love of helping others is what motivates her most. Marci is a 1991 graduate of Lamar State University in Beaumont, Texas where she worked as a Litigation Paralegal for over 20 years. She left the legal field to serve as the Vice President/Director of Operations for a large practice management firm with over 30 locations before becoming a licensed real estate agent and joining the Denny Grimes Team. Marci has called Gateway home since moving to Florida in 2004 with her husband and 3 children and enjoys showing clients the best Gateway and SWFL has to offer.
In her free time, Marci is passionate about running and training for Ultra Marathons as well as traveling, photography, baking and spending quality time with friends and family.
Jonathan Hernandez - REALTOR®
Jonathan has an extensive background in construction and customer service which allows him to better serve his customers in real estate transactions by providing them with the best service possible. "Our most precious resource in life is time, why waste your time dealing with anyone else."