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"Almost a local"
At least that's what he will tell you.
Chuck moved from Kansas to Lake of the Ozarks in 1959 with his parents who opened a gas station and auto repair business in Sunrise Beach, Burns Oil. He attended Hurricane Deck School and graduated from Camdenton High School. He moved to Springfield to go to college, got married, bought his first home and joined the US Army just before they drafted him.
The Army sent him to Germany where he worked at EUCOM headquarters in Stuttgart and Heidelberg. He served 2 years in the Army and attained the rank of SP5. After leaving the Army, he moved back to Springfield where he became a licensed plumber and worked exclusively in new home construction.
In 1979 he moved back to the lake where he opened Burns Plumbing. He was a plumbing contractor that often helped his contractors on the jobs if they needed him. He was also a avid bass fisherman and occasionally would be a fishing guide. His passion was and still is, bass tournaments and hardly a week night or weekend went by that he was not out on the lake fishing, wherever the fish were. Through his years here at the lake he has probably played, skied or fished on all 1150 miles of shoreline. His real estate business prevents him from fishing as much as he would like but living on the lake affords him an opportunity to fish a little every day after work, which is not half bad.
In 1999 Associated Brokers opened, located on Highway 5 in the upper office where his plumbing shop was located. He got his real estate license to help out and soon after that decided to close his plumbing business and become a full time Realtor. His clients value his construction experience and his knowledge of the lake.
Chuck and Anita raised a son and a daughter here at the lake, has 4 grandsons and have been married for 45 years. Chuck loves Lake of the Ozarks and the real estate business and those who know him will attest to the accuracy of his tagline, "On the job. Every day."
by Anita Burns, wife and Broker of Associated Brokers Lake of the Ozarks
Associated Brokers Lake of Ozarks 14035 N State Hwy 5 Sunrise Beach MO 65079 Licensed in Missouri