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About Charles Ruhl

Between 1976 and 2013, Charles Ruhl served as principal, president, and chief executive officer of Ruhl and Ruhl, Inc. and Ruh and Ruhl Commercial Company, a real estate business headquartered in Davenport, Iowa. In this position, he led the company in virtually all areas of operation, including financial, commercial brokerage, corporate services, property management and development. Charles Ruhl transformed the company into a successful business at both the regional and national levels, ultimately ranking among the top 100 real estate operations in the United States. During his term at Ruhl and Ruhl, Mr Ruhl served numerous community, state, national and international boards. He now serves as President of Trailhead,LLC, in Edina, Minnesota, as well as maintaining his positions as President of Ruhl Development and Ruhl Real Estate Services.

Mr. Ruhl attended Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado, and spent time as president of the Men’s Housing Committee. He later transferred to the University of Iowa Business College in Iowa City as a marketing and business management student. During his time at there, he joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He also engaged in various sports and business leadership events, and spent time working part-time with several real estate and insurance companies before graduating with a bachelor of business administration.

Work experience

Sep 1976Dec 2013

President and CEO

Ruhl and Ruhl Commercial Company


Sep 1975May 1976


University of Iowa Business College