Born and raised in Fort Wayne. Attended Snider High, married to Ruth Lantz (elementary school teacher), have one daughter Caroline that attends Ball State. Member of Aboite Lutheran Church.
Founder, president and general manager of Covington Homes By Hayes Builders, Inc. since 1989. Licensed real estate broker since 1977.
Attended Indiana State University and Indiana University. Fort Wayne Area Association of Realtors Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne