Owner / Broker
Northwest Illinois roots run deep for Wayne as he and his family have been actively farming in the area since 1960. Wayne has been a Lake Carroll property owner for over 30 years. In the mid-80s, Wayne’s affiliation with the budding resort took a new twist when he began to sell Lake Carroll property for the Patten Corporation. Selling Lake Carroll and the area came naturally because Wayne was sold on beautiful Lake Carroll from the start.
When the Patten Corporation left the area, Wayne formed Fawnridge Realty and Land Co., Inc. with two colleagues, Gary Shellhause and Larry Moser. The business flourished as Lake Carroll grew. Fawnridge built a new office complex at the Lake Carroll entrance and added top-flight associates who shared the dream of becoming a part of the Lake Carroll community.
Although he specializes in selling Lake Carroll properties, Wayne’s local roots and experience in all aspects of local real estate make him a one-stop source of information on Northwest Illinois.
His extensive network of local contacts for financing, construction trades, legal services and homeowner services will assist you in realizing your dream.
Property sellers will benefit from Fawnridge’s targeted online marketing in the Chicagoland area.
Whether your family is interested in Lake Carroll, a place in the country for weekends, a permanent residence, or land for hunting, farming or investment — Wayne knows the market.
Professional memberships include the Freeport-Galena MLS, National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and the Freeport-Galena Area Association of Realtors.
Wayne is a native of nearby Shannon, Illinois. His ancestors homesteaded about a mile from Lake Carroll when they emigrated from England in the early 1800s. After owning property at Lake Carroll since 1976, Wayne and his wife, Phyllis, decided to make Lake Carroll their permanent home in 1994.
Never far from home, he delights in providing tours of the area he knows so well.
Wayne is active in the Lake Carroll community as a member of the Property Owner’s Association.