We Buy Land

Our proven record of success and extensive experience in the area of acquiring and developing land sets us apart in our field. We work with lenders, investors and owners to tackle the multifaceted issues associated with development. To find out more about our services, please contact:

Bill Keethler II, President
Carriage Trails at The Heights
DEC LAND CO. I LLC
6375 Riverside Drive, Suite 200
Dublin, Ohio 43017
614-717-4444 x. 111
Email: bkeethler@carriage-trails.com


George L. Jenkins, CEO

George L. Jenkins graduated as Valedictorian from Cadiz High School in 1958 where he was President of the National Honor Society and his class and participated in numerous other activities. He earned three letters in football, basketball, and track and on the American Legion baseball team and was captain of all these teams. Mr. Jenkins received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1963 from Kent State University where he was selected the outstanding junior man by the student body (Duke of Kent) and the outstanding senior man by the faculty (Manchester Cup). He was also President of the National Men’s’ Honorary, his social fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, the Interfraternity Council and Varsity K. He lettered three years in football and was captain his senior year. He received his law degree, with distinction, in 1966 from the University of Michigan where he participated in the moot court competition and student government.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Jenkins joined the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio in 1966 and left January 1, 1971 to become the First Assistant Attorney General of the State of Ohio (Chief of Staff). Mr. Jenkins returned to the firm on January 1, 1975 and practiced with the firm until December 31, 2006, when he retired. His real estate practice involved the development of multiuse projects such as Capital South (the Columbus urban mall), which involved 1 million square feet of retail and office space, Easton Town Center, which involved over 10 million square feet of office, retail and residential space, and Polaris Center of Commerce, which included a 2,000,000 square foot up-scale mall plus millions of square feet of ancillary retail space, a million square feet of office space and food, hotel, hospitality and other uses. His clients included The Casto Group, Capital South Community Urban Development Corporation, The Solove Group, Polaris Partners, and Mid-States Development Real Estate Corporation.

While practicing with the Vorys firm, Mr. Jenkins was involved with raising capital to develop apartment projects, office buildings, retail and related facilities, and was the managing member of these developments. His specialties included merger and acquisitions, sophisticated financing transactions, securities offerings and related corporate practice, representing venture capital firms and real estate developers. He was the founder and major shareholder of Fleagane Enterprises, Inc., which developed, owned and operated twenty Wendy’s restaurants in Connecticut. Mr. Jenkins raised the capital and helped found many new and emerging companies, such as Manta Media, Inc., Foresight Corporation, and Pacejet Logistics, Inc., served on their Boards of Directors and served as their legal counsel.

Mr. Jenkins was also active in numerous professional, civic and political organizations during his career. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. He was active in United Way, the Columbus Foundation, where he chaired the Business Development Advisory Committee, various professional committees and organizations, and numerous other activities. Mr. Jenkins served on the Kent State University Board of Trustees, Kent’s National Athletic Development Council, made the lead gift for the Jenkins Student-Athlete Academic Center opened in 2005 and expanded several times, and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019.

After retirement, Mr. Jenkins became the managing member for DEC Investment Group (DEC) on January 1, 2007. DEC is a real estate development company, which develops residential, office and retail facilities. One of its projects is a 625-acre residential development in Huber Heights, Ohio. To date, DEC has developed 1,100 single family lots and has sold over 1,000 of these lots to large home builders such as NVR, Inc. dba Ryan Homes, Inverness Group, Inc. and D.R. Horton-Indiana, LLC, the largest home builder in the United States. This project also includes 450 apartment units and a 101-unit senior assisted living facility.

Mr. Jenkins founded 1940 Holdings LLC, which is developing apartment buildings in Ohio. He and William W. Keethler II also founded Corridor Development Company LLC, which is developing residential single-family lots for NVR, Inc., D.R. Horton and the Inverness Group, Inc. Development started in 2019 and numerous lots have been developed and sold to date. Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Keethler intend to continue to expand their residential development in Ohio over the coming years.

Mr. Jenkins resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife.


William W. Keethler II

Bill is the President of Carriage Trails as well as 201 Corridor Management LLC. Bill has over 28 years of experience in building, land and site development. He works closely with consultants, attorneys, banking institutions and accountants, as well as land planners, and engineers to effect project approvals, including zoning, procurement of necessary permits and negotiation of contracts. He has zoned or developed over 3,500 single family lots, over 2,400 multi-family units and over 400 acres of commercial land. His background in project support runs all stages from initial design to completion. His project portfolio includes multiple residential and commercial developments throughout Ohio as well as Arizona, which includes Bearizona in Williams, Arizona with 160 acres zoned for 824 hotel and time share units that has an 80-acre theme park with a drive through wildlife zoo.

Bill is a graduate of The Ohio State University-Fisher College of Business and resides in Upper Arlington with his wife and four children.