Richardson Texas United States
Sarasota native Jordan Letschert attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he earned a reputation for academic excellence and professionalism while pursuing a degree in hospitality management. After he graduated, he became the general manager of Café L’Europe, a 30-year-old, 300-seat French restaurant in Sarasota. The restaurant’s revenue increased by more than 22 percent in his first year, during which he updated the atmosphere by redecorating, dressing the house staff in uniforms, and introducing new menu items. When Jordan Letschert was general manager, Café L’Europe was named the Best Restaurant in Sarasota in Profiles of Distinction. In 2005, Jordan Letschert opened his own establishment, Fred’s Restaurant, which quickly expanded to two locations in Sarasota with a total of 550 seats, as well as a 500-seat ballroom and a catering operation. Fred’s quickly achieved regional fame and garnered excellent reviews. In addition, it was engaged as the hurricane relief caterer for Florida Power and Light. When hurricanes struck southwest Florida, Letschert and a crew of 15 served about 2,000 meals daily to the utility’s emergency crews. Jordan Letschert made a dramatic departure from his career path in 2008 when he joined the police force of Richardson, Texas. He graduated as salutatorian of his class at the Texas Regional Police Academy. For three years, he served the citizens of Richardson with distinction and was awarded several commendations. In 2011, Letschert returned to Sarasota and embarked on a new career as an entrepreneur, partnering with his brother Trudo to form TTJ Investments, LLC. TTJ Investments initially concentrated on purchasing foreclosed residential properties, performing whatever repairs and renovation work were necessary, and selling them on the open market, thereby converting potentially dangerous vacant structures into performing housing stock. Under the Letscherts’ direction, the company has also invested in a Crunch Gym franchise and is developing plans to open as many as 15 gyms in southwest and central Florida. Thus far 5 have already opened. In addition, Jordan Letschert and his brother have acquired a partnership in the Galleon Resort and Marina, a well-known fixture in Key West, Florida.