Steve Ziekme

GCWSteve is the Senior Vice President of Gulf Coast Western and the company’s Executive Vice President since 1984.

His experience with teaching and his affinity for giving back to the local community led him to develop a professional development program tailored specifically to teach people in business, government, education, and non-profit organizations how to use appropriate technology properly. This program also teaches leadership skills and guides them in developing an action plan to help them succeed.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for a part-time church and is also involved in the activities of a local Rotary club, NOPCC, and the PTA.

Since 1984 he has been married to Sarah Ziekme. They have two children, Hunter and Caitlin, and live in Loxahatchee with their dog, Oreo.

Gulf Coast Western is a full-service real estate firm and mortgage lender. The company was founded in 1974 by Steve Ziemke. The business started with one office in Fort Myers, Florida, and has grown to 17 in the greater Fort Myers & Punta Gorda areas. Gulf Coast has been recognized as one of the top 25 Mortgage Lenders by both MBNA and HUD. Gulf Coast Western also provides Title Services and Appraisal services.

Steve Ziekme has a wife, Sarah Ziekme, and two children. He lives in Loxahatchee, Florida, with his dog Oreo. Steve has one sister, Pat Ziekme.

From 1970 to 1980, Steve Ziemke attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration. Then he pursued an MBA at The University of Texas, San Antonio. He was eventually granted an Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding commercial property management and real estate sales contributions.

GCWIn addition to being a licensed broker/agent, Steve is a licensed appraiser and member of the National Association of Realtors. This practice allows him to represent buyers and sellers on transactions throughout the country, including Florida and Texas.

Steve Ziemke was a member of the International Institute of Management (IIM) and served on its Board of Directors as Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Past-President, and Secretary. He is also a member of The American Business Association.