Bernie L. Truax, III showed his leadership skills early in life as the captain of his high school wrestling team in Pittsburg Pennsylvania, where he led his team to many victories and was recognized as Most Outstanding wrestler.
He carried this drive for excellence with him to Robert Morris University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Finance degree in 1993. Shortly after his graduation Bernie moved to California and began his lifelong career as a successful entrepreneur.
His first venture was a vending machine business which he expanded to include coffee and office supplies. He created a solid successful business and then sold it and opened up a restaurant franchise in Aliso Viejo, CA.
Once again Bernie set records by becoming the fastest growing franchise in the history of the company. In 1996 he opened his second restaurant and by 1998 he had three locations and over 65 employees.
However, his true passion remained in real estate. Bernie sold his restaurants in 2004 and set his sights on residential real estate. Always striving to be a leader in his industry, Bernie was a four time winner of the Hall of Fame with First Team Real Estate and became an expert in the short sell market by successfully completing over 500 short sale transactions and teaching other agents to do the same.
In 2014 he added additional depth to his capabilities by securing his brokers license and in 2015 Bernie L. Truax, III became the Broker of Record for the Truax Group where he currently leads the residential and commercial real estate division.
Bernie is actively involved in his church and the community as the Vice President of the Rancho Buena Vista Football program, volunteer wrestling coach since 2004 and on the Board of Directors of Riverside Recovery since 2015.