About Us

Founded in 1985, Wedgewood has grown into a diversified, vertically integrated company, expanding its business footprint to include residential rehabilitation, non-performing loans, property management, private lending, brokerage, escrow, and more.

The flip business is the backbone of Wedgewood. Our residential improvement business includes the purchase, rehabilitation and resale of single-family residences throughout the Western U.S. and Florida.

Our success factors include:

  • Unrivaled capability
  • Experienced team
  • Vertically integrated in-house capabilities
  • Aggressive inventory management
  • Process and data-driven approach
  • Proprietary technology

The company occupies 50,000 square feet in state of the art headquarters in Redondo Beach, California and was named Company of the Year by the city in 2015.

History

While in college and after spending his summers working as a framing carpenter, Greg Geiser, Wedgewood’s founder, bought his first house for $11,000. He spent that summer renovating and ultimately selling the property for his first flip. After graduating from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Greg came across a foreclosure property auction and bought another home, this time sight unseen. While still in the parking lot at the auction, Greg sold the house to a young couple who said it was their dream home, but they didn’t have the cash for the auction. That home was the Oak Knoll Gardens property in Pasadena, California.

With these initial successful sales under his belt, Greg and a friend met at the Charthouse restaurant in Westwood to discuss their future business plans. The restaurant named its tables after famous surf breaks around the world, and on that evening they happened to be sitting at the table named after “The Wedge” in Newport Beach, California. Wedgewood was established on that day, and the rest is history.

Recent News

CIVIC Lends Support To Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

September 19, 2017 – Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, CIVIC Financial Services, Wedgewood’s private money lending affiliate, held a company-wide relief effort to lend support and supplies to evacuees. CIVIC, headquartered in Redondo Beach, CA closed all operations on September 14th to join together and give back to the Houston community.  CIVIC’s 100+ employees […]

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CIVIC Hires Champion of Simplicity

Redondo Beach, CA, May 16, 2017 – CIVIC Financial Services has hired efficiency expert and creative leader, Merced Cohen, to direct the company’s operations. After spending the last 10 years deconstructing and relentlessly improving the loan process at Skyline Financial Corporation, Ms. Cohen has joined CIVIC as the Director of Operations with a plan to […]

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Wedgewood’s 2016 Solar Savings

As part of our commitment to the community, during our building’s construction, we installed a large solar rooftop and carport panel system at our headquarters.  Today, it provides 77% of our building’s electrical needs and powers 28 electric car charging stations.  In addition to all of this, two days a week we pump our excess […]

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Wedgefest III 2017

March 31, 2017 – On Cesar Chavez Day, Wedgewood employee volunteers arrived at Loren Miller Elementary School in South Los Angeles to add some color and beauty to its largely blank and sometimes vandalized walls.  Working with local artists, the Wedgewood team completed four new murals, rejuvenated a fifth mural that had been defaced, and […]

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CIVIC Hires Visionary Lending Leader

Redondo Beach, CA, April 13, 2017 – CIVIC Financial Services is thrilled to announce its latest acquisition, a new CEO.  William J. Tessar, most recently with Skyline Financial Corporation, joined CIVIC as its new President and CEO in March. Tessar comes to CIVIC with more than 30 years of mortgage experience and a track record […]

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Helping A Veteran Get His Home Back

Out in the field, our Relocation team is Wedgewood’s first line of interaction with those most directly affected by foreclosure.  When one of our Relocation Specialists knocks on the door of a recently foreclosed home, he or she has no idea what to expect.  Our team doesn’t know the current occupant’s situation or if they […]

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Wedgefest II 2016

On Friday, September 9, 2016, Wedgewood completed its second Wedgefest project of the year.  Partnering once again with Sharefest, a South Bay nonprofit that facilitates positive change by connecting companies with community needs, Wedgewood took on a very ambitious project – a two-week total home makeover for a very deserving member of the Wilmington community. […]

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Media Statement In Response to ACCE

August 15, 2016 – Wedgewood issued the following statement today in response to the Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) desire for media attention over helping a San Bernardino County couple save their home. Wedgewood is enormously disappointed that despite the company’s sincere good-faith efforts, ACCE, a group representing the Caamal family has unilaterally […]

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Values in Action

Giving back to our community and helping those in need is at the core of Wedgewood’s values.  So how does an empty home with abandoned household items fit into those values?  For our company that means repurposing everything that can be salvaged and putting those gently used goods into the hands of people who need […]

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Wedgefest 2016

Searching for a way to harness the energy, enthusiasm, skills and philanthropic hearts of Wedgewood’s employees, Greg Geiser asked our State Assemblyman, David Hadley, where the greatest need was in our community. David Hadley put Greg in touch with Sharefest, a non-profit revitalization organization based out of Torrance that brings together projects in need and […]

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Wedgewood’s Solar Savings

Our office building is 80% powered by solar energy which reduced our electricity bill by $143,000 in 2015, lowered our greenhouse gas emissions, and resulted in environmental savings as well. Wedgewood’s solar initiative is a win-win-win.

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Wedgewood Named One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles

Redondo Beach, CA, July 13, 2015 – Wedgewood is proud to announce that it was named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. “Wedgewood employees share an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about their work. We strive to make sure our employees love coming […]

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Wedgewood Celebrates Solar Power Project

Redondo Beach, CA, April 22, 2015 – To celebrate the completion of its solar power installation and in conjunction with Earth Day, Wedgewood hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at its headquarters in Redondo Beach, CA. Last year, Wedgewood consolidated its operations from multiple buildings in El Segundo to a single location in Redondo Beach, renovating […]

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Wedgewood Receives 2015 Redondo Beach Business of the Year Award

Redondo Beach, CA, March 19, 2015 –Wedgewood, a leading acquirer of distressed residential real estate, was honored today with the 2015 Business of the Year award by the city of Redondo Beach. “Being recognized by the city of Redondo Beach is a testament to our 250 employees who work hard every day to turn defaulted […]

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Wedgewood Celebrates Redondo Beach Opening

Wedgewood Enterprise Corporation, which was previously in El Segundo for 18 years, just opened an office in Redondo Beach. A ribbon-cutting-ceremony was held to celebrate the new center of operations.

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Leadership

Gregory L. Geiser

Gregory L. Geiser

Founder, President & CEO, Wedgewood

As Founder, President & CEO, Greg has laid the foundation of Wedgewood’s corporate vision. He started Wedgewood in 1985 after spending several years at Murdock Development Company as Assistant to the President of Murdock Hotels Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked as a financial analyst at Crocker Bank in San Francisco. Greg earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1980, and his M.B.A. from UCLA's Graduate School of Management in 1982.

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David R. Wehrly

Vice President and COO, Wedgewood
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Darin Puhl

Vice President & COO of Flip Operations, Wedgewood
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Wade Brandenberger

Vice President of Acquisitions, Wedgewood
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Polly Watts

Vice President of Sales, Maxim Properties, Greenhedge Escrow, Wedgewood
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Lisa M. Wehrly

Vice President – Finance, Wedgewood
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Jamie Bedner

Director of Acquisitions & Resale, Wedgewood Director of Maverick Design
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Gary W. McCarthy

Managing Partner, HMC Assets LLC
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Jim Helfrich

Managing Partner, HMC Assets LLC
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Justin Bruni

Director of Regional Investments, Wedgewood
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Steve Meilicke

Chief Financial Officer, Wedgewood
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Alan Dettelbach

General Counsel, Wedgewood
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Sheri Crandall

Legal Operations Manager, Wedgewood

Management Team

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Jim Coghill

Director of Regional Investments, Wedgewood
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Erik Bildman

Director of Regional Investments, Wedgewood
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Diana Fitzpatrick

Listings & Sales Supervisor, Maxim Properties
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Maria Garcia

Transactions Supervisor, Maxim Properties
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Elena Aquino

Escrow Officer & Manager, Greenhedge Escrow
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Barry Smith

Director of Asset Management, HMC Assets LLC
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Sonja Orquiola

Executive Assistant to the COO, Wedgewood Special Projects Coordinator
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Mercy Gutierrez

Operations Manager, Wedgewood
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Ted Gilchrist

Vice President of Human Resources, Wedgewood
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Paul Volkman

Chief Information Officer, Wedgewood
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Dino Araujo

Director of Title Operations, Wedgewood

Advisory Board

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Bob Frerichs

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James R. Henry

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Kenneth Slutsky

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