We want the residents in our apartments to have the best living experience, so we’ve created a great team to provide just that!

Introducing Bob Whelan: Owner/Manager

Bob has been with Bemidji Presidential Apartments/Whelan Properties from the beginning. He bought the first Whelan Property apartment building in 1998 and has built at least one new building every year since then. Prior to becoming the owner/manager of the apartments, Bob taught school in Bemidji for 10 years, worked in sales at a lumber company, and started his own lumber company—Supreme Lumber.

As Bob talks with people interested in living at Bemidji Presidential Apartments, he explains that the most common question he gets is the condition of the apartments and whether or not they are well maintained. Luckily for us, one of Bob’s favorite parts of being the owner/manager is ensuring that the units are kept in great shape! (We also have created a great maintenance team that does an excellent job! Our Head of Maintenance was a part of the construction crew and helped build many of your apartment buildings.)

When asked what the best part of the job was, Bob explains, “The best part of my job is working with our employees.  Over time, we have established a tremendous team.  Every member of our team is excellent at his/her job.”

Another part of Bob’s position that he loves is that he is able to provide homes to so many people in Bemidji. His biggest tip for residents who are considering making Bemidji Presidential Apartments home is to read your lease and understand all of the rules. If you do that, you’ll have a great living experience in our apartments!  

One last tidbit about Bob—he loves living in Bemidji because he gets to experience all four seasons and the activities that go with each one. Don’t we all love that about Bemidji?