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Craig's Biography :


Realtor, Computer Tech, Woodworker, Graphic Artist, Property Manager, Musician, Certified Farrier (Horseshoer), Entrepreneur.

Craig is the tip of the spear for all of the endeavors found at Rock Island Trades and is an eager agent with United Country Realty. Craig invites you to keep a close eye on United Country's affiliate - Results Realty and Auction, and Rock Island Trades LLC, as all of Craig's experience is consolidated into a single effort to improve commerce and employment all along the Rock Island Corridor.

Realty assistance to Craig's customers is perhaps the most perfect fit.

Clients and associates have included: National Realestate Management, St. Louis, Mo. • Land Organization LLC, St. Louis, Mo. • Scenic Regional Libraries (Mid-Missouri) • Missouri River Regional Libraries (Mid-Missouri) • Meramec Caverns • Meramec Regional Planning Commission • Gasconade County Industrial Development Association • Don Hatch River Expeditions, Vernal, Utah • Six Flags Over Mid-America • Southwestern Bell  • The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis • Where Magazine of St. Louis • Eagle Bank • Bankers Training & Consulting of St. Louis, and many more.

Craig's experience includes:

1976-78:  Foreman, Rides Operation department at Six Flags over Mid-America.

1978:  Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

1979-84:  Polyurethane foam roof specialist and foreman. Travelled the south/southeast United States.

1980-1983:  Whitewater rafting guide - six day trips - in the most primitive area in the contiguous 48 states - Sawtooth Mountain Range, Idaho - accessible only by foot, horses, river, or small planes. Travelled the entire western United States during this time, including running Class 5 rapids in southern Colorado, Deloris River.

1983: Studied horseshoeing and blacksmithing to become a trained, certified farrier & member/secretary of the Gateway Farriers Association and Blacksmiths Association of Missouri. Still shoeing horses to this day.

1988-89:  Instruments and stage technician for St. Louis-based acoustic rock band, Acousticity. Maintained readiness of 19 stringed instruments including 6-, 9-, and 12-string guitars, violin, pedal steel guitar, during any given performance.

1989-2010:  Solo acoustic guitarist (w harmonica), performed all over Montana from Yellowstone to Glacier, from Billings to Missoula - and in Missouri from St. Louis to Kansas City, Rolla, and Springfield. Performed for countless wineries throughout Mid-Mo including Wenwood Farms Winery, Bland, Peaceful Bend Vineyards in Steeleville, St. Francois Vineyards in Park Hills, and many, many more.

1990-1993:  Marketing Computer Graphics, Bankers Training & Consulting, St. Louis, MO

1993-1998:  Freelance Copy Writer, Graphic Artist

1994-1998:  Art Director, Where Magazine, St. Louis, MO

1998-present:  Entrepreneur

1998-2003: Breeder/Seller of Registered Angus cattle

1998-2008:  Hombres Farm & Ranch converted to A Man About A Horse Farm & Ranch. Included livestock fences and livestock care & management.

2004-2017:  Owner/Technician, Computer Help! (Computer Repair) - Bland, MO

2005-Present:  Property Manager/Caretaker/Guest Services for two upscale properties totaling over 500 acres, for two St. Louis based companies: National Real Estate Management Inc.; Land Organization LLC.

Present: Realestate Agent for United Country Results Realty and Auction, Rolla and Camdenton, Mo.


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Testimonials


"United Country Results Realty and Auction found Craig's family when he was shopping for the right piece of property to fit his family's needs. Craig tells me that it was precisely the right piece of property at the right time. While working with Craig, I discovered his skill-set and suggested he become a realtor for my company." Mark James - Broker/Owner, United Country Results Realty and Auction, Rolla and Camdenton, Mo.

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"Craig has managed our property, lodge and rental service for over 10 years. He is always diligent and timely getting things done the right way. Also, the renters really enjoy his knowledge and how he takes care of them." - K. Amant, Co-owner, Land Organization LLC, St. Louis, Mo.

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"We have trusted Craig with the caretaking of our 375-acre recreational, hunting/fishing, timber, wildlife, and livestock property since 2005. His knowledge and diligence have been invaluable to the management of our property."" - Matt Renner, President of National Real Estate Management, St. Louis, Mo.

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"I met Craig while he was building fence on his father's land. I was driving by on a tractor. Soon afterward, I hired Craig as our farrier (horseshoer) for my wife's registered quarter horse mare, Star. Fifteen years later we gifted our beloved Star to Craig and his family (although we could have gifted her to many other families). We continue to work with Craig on many aspects of a country home lifestyle." - Gene Rademacher, Retireded Rancher/Farmer, Board Member Three Rivers Cooperative, Former President Missouri Heifer Grower's Association

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"I think it is Craig’s diversity that gives him the edge. His multi-faceted interests allow Craig to connect with a broad range of folks. I’ve known Craig for more than two decades, and hired him for many projects, He has never disappointed me, never misled me, never failed to deliver on his promises. His talents and skill sets are invaluable in assessing the pros and cons in a wide variety of situations. His perspective of rural values will make him an exceptional and unique real estate professional." - Bruce Sassmann, Missouri State Representative, District 062

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"Craig made one of his original lodge log personal coffee tables for me and engraved our logo on the top. The genius-of-mind married to the strength-of-hand brought Nature home. It's not just a log. I use it every day next to my favorite recliner as a home-base for my entertainment remote controls and a drink." Bruce Sassmann, Owner - Prairie Star Restoration Farm, Bland, MO

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Regarding Craig's rustic furniture and saw-milling project, The WarmWood Company: "I had Craig make a dining room table and a credenza. They turned out better than I could have imagined with that “barn look” I desired. These are definitely pieces to be handed down for generations." K. Amant, Owner - Lodge at Crider Creek, Bland MO, Land Organization LLC, St. Louis, Mo.

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Regarding Craig's Mantels PLUS project at Rock Island Trades. LLC: "I sent Craig photos of my existing mantel and living room. From that, Craig designed and manufactured a gorgeous new cedar, live-edge mantel to better match my decor. I love it, and my friends do, too!" - Tom Evers, Home Owner/Flooring Specialist, Lifelong Friend

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Regarding Craig's computer services project, ACE budget Tech HELP! at Rock Island Trades. LLC: "My wife and I have used Craig Newmann for several years to work on our compute r systems and have found him to be very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He has seen us through several systems as our need for updating and expanding has increased. Craig is very reliable and quick to research for answers if needed. I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone as being a dependable computer technician. We look forward to continuing to use him in the future." - Barb & Rodney Musgrave of Hermann, Mo., Long-time customers and accounting assistant - Puchta Winery, Hermann, MO

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