Chad Thelen

Broker | Land Pro

Chad is a lifelong resident of the central Southern Michigan area.  This region of Michigan is dominated by rich farmland and is home to some of the nation’s largest dairy farms.  Chad grew up on a pig farm in Clinton County, helping his father farm around 400 acres along the Stony Creek.

Growing up on the ‘Stony’ was and still is an amazing place for an outdoor enthusiast.  Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and exploring were almost daily activities for Chad growing up.  Now, Chad and his wife Kendra and 3 children (Hunter, Haidyn and Harper), enjoy spending time on this farm doing all the same activities.

Chad has been in real estate since 2008, specializing in the sales of hunting, recreational and farm land.  Chad has sold millions of dollars of land all throughout Michigan.

Prior to this and still today, Chad owns and operates Stoney Creek Outdoor Properties, a wildlife habitat management company.  He travels all over the Great Lakes region, consulting with landowners and helping them achieve their goals of being a better steward of the land by providing wildlife with the best possible habitats to thrive in.

If you are looking to live in a state with a rich hunting and fishing heritage, then Michigan is for you!  Thousands of lakes, thousands of miles of rivers and streams, thousands of miles of ATV/utv/jeep trails, thousands of miles of hiking trails, thousands of miles of great lakes shorelines and the list goes on and on.  Don’t forget all the amazing resort towns all up and down the shores of the Great Lakes.

Chad’s favorite Michigan activities are hunting the farmlands for deer and floating the northern MI rivers and lakes for game fish. He has also traveled to Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa to hunt and guide deer hunters.  Several trips to Colorado for elk and mule deer have resulted in a notched tag on a large mule deer buck.  Several ‘spring break’ trips to Florida have resulted in a newfound passion for ocean fishing!

Chad is a member of the Quality Deer Management Association/National Deer Alliance since 2005.  He started the Clinton/Ionia Branch in 2005 and remains the branch President today.  In 2009, the branch was awarded the National Branch of the Year for its work with venison donation programs, youth events and educating 100’s of hunters on the benefits of Quality Deer, Hunter and Land Management.

In 2016, Chad was awarded the National Branch President of the Year for his work in building landowner deer management co-operatives, building the venison donation program, leading the branch for many years and being a mentor to both young and adult new hunters.  Chad is also a Deer Level I and II graduate from the QDMA.