RGTV -- The Fulton Group

When Josh Smith visits homes with boarded up windows and bad plumbing, he envisions opportunities to reclaim neighborhoods and improve substandard housing -- all the while making a profit. A partner in The Fulton Group, Smith says his company has achieved a 100 percent occupancy rate of its properties near downtown Grand Rapids by turning foreclosed home into the most expensive properties on the block. He talks with Rapid Growth videographer Andy Dragt about "breathing the next 100 years of life" into homes that only need some tender loving care and elbow grease.

Andy Dragt is a freelance digital storyteller who lives in Uptown. In a former life, he studied and worked as a construction manager. He is Rapid Growth's resident vlogger. His life is broadcast to the interwebs here and at twitter, here.

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