Mike Dolan, Realtor/Owner Mike has a degree in Industrial Arts with a teacher’s certificate from Tarleton State University in Texas. He put himself through school by building homes and cabinets and catching rabbits at night for the dog race track. He has worked in the west Texas oilfield since childhood hauling drilling mud and later working on drilling rigs on west Texas ranches. In the 1980’s he started his own oilfield service company and pump store in Mertzon, Texas.
Although the oilfield payed the bills, ranching was always in his heart. His grandfather and father were Texas horse breakers and Texas ranchers. Mike was a cowboy at an early age, he learned how to break horses, day work and shoe horses from his dad and grandfather. He started ranching for other people in his teens and eventually for himself in the 1980’s. He has hung on through every crunch whether it be the oilfield or ranching. Mike served 20 years as Irion County Commissioner, he has a 32nd Masonic degree, he is a Shriner and he has been a top Ranch Real Estate producer since 2000. He has a knack for business and for helping people. It is common practice for Mike to consult new Texas and New Mexico ranch owners after closing to help them get started in the ranching business. Helping people and ranching are Mike’s greatest passions. He and his wife, Kathy and three grandsons reside on their ranch in Irion county.