El Dorado Holdings, Inc., began with one property south of Phoenix—which happened to belong to John Wayne for more than 42 years—the El Dorado Ranch.
Within a year, the real estate market in Phoenix started to flounder. Instead of panicking, Mike Ingram gathered a group of investors who shared his belief that the Phoenix market would weather the storm. This confidence, support and long-term vision allowed El Dorado Holdings to purchase additional properties and grow its portfolio.
Over the years, El Dorado has faced numerous challenges and economic downturns, but the company has weathered each and every storm and today is one of Arizona’s largest private landholders, with assets exceeding $1.0 billion.