THE KIMBLES: After dealing with Landlords for nearly 10 years with their rent to own furniture business (1st Choice Home Furnishings), Mike and Mitch Kimble decided they might like to own the buildings they were doing business in.
So in 2004, the two fraternal twins from St. Francisville, Louisiana set out developing their own retail shopping centers. Now, with nearly half a million square feet of lease-able space, the two are no longer just developing shopping centers to put their furniture stores in.
While Mitch manages the rent to own business, Mike Kimble stays busy running the development arm of the company. Kimble Development currently owns and manages 16 shopping centers throughout Louisiana and Mississippi and will have 4 more open by the end of 2012.