Merlin "Chip" Gelpi

Born in Hots Springs Ark, but raised in Baton Rouge, La. I was the 5th son of 7 children raised in a catholic home by both parents (Bill & Gloria) I became a carpenter/builder/handiman with plans of remodeling and flipping homes to retirement! Poor choices and bad luck prevented this! I moved to Fla. in 1989 with my 2 children and pregnant wife and was introduced to Sanibel and Captiva Islands and felt at home right away! I was fortunate to be able to move to Sanibel and become part of this unique community! Raising 4 children on Sanibel is a quick way to get involved with the people here! With our top rated school and many church communities there are many places to serve and be a helping hand! After all I am 1 of the best handymen around! I was married only once for 21 yrs and continued to raise my 3 remaining kids on my own(out now)! I love good music and can be seen on various dance floors through out the area! After 2 back and 1 neck surgeries I decided to try my hand @ Real Estate. With my 35 yrs in construction and my knowledge of the homes on Sanibel and Captiva, I offer my customers friendly profesional service they can trust and rely on! I now work for and with Novellie International Real Estate out of the Captiva office lacated @15251 Andy Rossi Lane and can be reached @ 239-8503597(cell) or 239-4725154