Marshfield’s Downtown is in the midst of an incredible and dramatic revitalization. Property owners and business owners are restoring their buildings’ facades. Previously underutilized buildings are being renovated with restaurants and retail shops moving in. Professional services and other businesses are clamoring to snap up the remaining few available rental spaces.
After Chris Howard graduated college, he moved back to Wisconsin and rented the lower half of a country duplex near Powers Bluff in Wood County. When the duplex was put up for sale in 2002, he bought it and created a company called Lazy Meadow Homes LLC.
A few years later, Chris bought a second property located at 111-121 S. Central Ave. and so began the Howard Family’s love affair with Downtown Marshfield.
Before long, Chris met and married Erin, and Lazy Meadow Homes grew from a hobby into a full-time business. While the company owns a number of properties outside of Marshfield, the Howards’ passion for history in general, and Downtown Marshfield more specifically, led them to specialize in developing projects in this area. With the majority of their properties Downtown, Lazy Meadow Homes started “doing business as” Howard Properties in 2018. (Erin and Chris’s only property that overlooks a “lazy meadow” is the original duplex, so the “Lazy Meadow Homes” name doesn’t fit the company’s focus anymore.)
Erin and Chris Howard work hard to create win-win scenarios with every tenant. They consider each tenant a “partner” of theirs and work hard to help ensure that every commercial tenant is successful with their business and every residential tenant is happy with their living space.
P.O. Box 743
Marshfield, WI 54449