relationships and connecting suppliers with customers during his career in sales and marketing in the industrial and insurance industries. He has filled many roles from manager to director of sales and marketing. He has served on Chambers of Commerce and supports many not-for-profits organizations.
In 1949, Phil Simon constructed the very first Hockey stadium in Grand Rapids, MI, which today is known as the Delta Plex. Phil also sponsored Johnny Cash and Disney on Ice in their tour across the United States through Universal Artists. In 1975, he was awarded promoter of the year by the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As he continued to grow in business, Phil started S & R Development. Partnered with Al Rose, they constructed Johnsonville, Tennessee and Kingsport, Tennessee Strip Mall Centers.
In 1989, S & R Development split and Phil founded what we are known as today, Phil Simon Enterprises. He continued to add to his success by acquiring other properties across the United States until 2003. Phil passed away and Sanford his son took over Phil Simon Enterprises, Phil Simon Properties, MGS Properties, and Universal Artists.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Sandy is the President of Phil Simon Enterprises, a commercial real estate development company holding office, industrial, and commercial properties throughout the United States. He also serves as the Executive Director of Universal Artists, a company that has filled entertainment venues country-wide. Before transitioning into commercial real estate, Sandy spent over 30 years building
Universal Artists has the capability of getting entertainment from all sectors. Sanford is more than willing to leave this avenue open for anyone who maybe interested in bring some more entertainment to the city of Grand Rapids.