Kenneth A. Lacy
Ken started his Navy career in the Engineering Department on a Nuclear Submarine over a four year period. He followed this with 3 years of Security duty and then becoming an EOD-Explosive Ordnance Diver. He switched to the reserves and become a hard hat diver which then enabled him to become a Commercial Diver on the civilian side at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
He was injured on a dive job and during his rehabilitation, received his Bachelors in Business Management. He went on to retire from the Navy reserves with a combined 26 years of service.
He has two grown children and began investing in real estate in 2012. He has been investing with self-directed IRA’s in the local Charlotte market and has invested in delinquent mortgages in multiple states. In 2013, Ken developed an investment model of funding the acquisition and rehab of properties, placing tenants in them under property management and selling the properties to turn-key investors. In August of 2014, he began working with the Veterans Administration, and many non-profits within the community to place at risk and homeless veterans into properties. He is a member of the “Housing our Heroes” team to end veteran homelessness in Charlotte.
In order to maximize his ability to help more Veterans under the umbrella of a 501(c)3, he created Veterans Path Up. He established a board of directors and is now working to serve those honorably discharged veterans that want a path to home ownership. Through the network of a great team, Veterans Path Up is helping veterans build their credit while living in stable homes. This, in turn, gets them on the path to home ownership.