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Our Story

Our Business is Family

It’s an important part of our legacy and what continues to make us special today. The Gene B. Glick Company was born out of a young WWII veteran’s desire to help his fellow GIs build homes for their families. Eugene (Gene) Glick founded the company in 1947 in Indianapolis, and by the early 1960s it was the largest single-family home builder in Indiana.

Glick built its first apartment community in 1962 and by the mid-1970s the business focused solely on multifamily housing development and management.

Our company’s reputation was built on our founder’s commitment to integrity, quality construction, excellent service and superbly maintained communities.

Today, Glick is one of the largest privately held real estate ownership, development, and management firms in the U.S., with more than 20,000 units in 13 states.

Our History

  1. Team Glick at Midwest Multifamily Housing Conference
  2. large group of people at Glick Leadership conference posing on Victory Field in front of scoreboard
  1. 1947

    Gene Glick and Marilyn Koffman marry and form Indianapolis Homes Inc., a builder of single-family homes.

  2. 1960

    Indianapolis Homes changes its name to the Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.

  3. 1962

    Glick becomes the largest single-family home builder in Indiana.

  4. 1962

    The Company enters the multi-family housing market, building its first apartment community, Williamsburg East, in Indianapolis.

  5. 1964

    The company forms its apartment management division, Gene Glick Management Corporation.

  6. 1974

    Glick begins focusing solely on multi-family housing development and management.

  7. 1982

    Gene and Marilyn Glick establish the Glick Family Foundation to support their charitable outreach.

  8. 1998

    Gene B. Glick is featured in Tom Brokaw’s best-selling book, The Greatest Generation, calling Glick “a very, very successful builder in Indiana.”

  9. 2006

    The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation and The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, announce a $15 million gift for the construction of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

  10. 2007

    Current President and CEO, David Barrett, joins the Company.

  11. 2007

    The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation announces a $30 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine for a new Glick Eye Institute in Indianapolis.

  12. 2008

    The Gene B. Glick Family Housing Foundation acquires its first two properties, Loper Commons in Shelbyville, Indiana, and Hampton Court in Indianapolis.

  13. 2012

    Marilyn K. Glick passes away, 1922-2012.

  14. 2013

    Gene B. Glick passes away, 1921-2013.

  15. 2013

    After nearly 12 years of planning and construction, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick officially opens as a completed project.

  16. 2014

    The Gene B. Glick Company was awarded the Gene B. Glick Spirit of Giving Award for their significant impact in giving back to the community.

  17. 2015

    Glick breaks ground on River North at Keystone, a mixed-use development in the heart of Keystone at the Crossing.

  18. 2016

    The Corporate Office relocates to River North at Keystone, a joint venture between Glick and PK Partners.

  19. 2017

    Gene B. Glick Company celebrates 70 Years.

  20. 2017

    The Glick Family Foundation honors the Gene B. Glick Company’s 70th Anniversary by randomly selecting 70 Glick employees to donate $1,000 to a charity of their choice.

  21. 2017

    Quarry at River North Apartments, the company’s newest development project, opens in Indianapolis, IN.

  22. 2019

    The Gene B. Glick Company was named as one of the Best Places to Work Multifamily®.

  23. 2020

    The Gene B. Glick Company was named as one of the Best Places to Work Multifamily® for the 2nd year in a row.

  24. 2022

    Gene B. Glick Company celebrates 75 Years.

  25. 2022

    Gene B. Glick Company 75th Anniversary Leadership Conference

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