A native Californian, Martin grew up in a large family during World War II, when times were particularly difficult. When he was just nine years old, Martin started working and, even in those early years, he had an innate entrepreneurial spirit and a strong work ethic. He worked in the meat industry and opened his own market and meat-packing company as a teenager.
At the age of 27, inspired by his mother’s interest in caring for the elderly, Martin purchased his first nursing home in Auburn, California. He realized soon thereafter that he had found his calling and thrived in his pursuit of acquiring more senior living facilities and other real estate holdings. As a natural result of these aspirations, he became a licensed General Contractor, which enabled him to create new structures from the ground up.
As a prominent real estate developer, with holdings across the State of California, and in several other states, Mr. Harmon has made his mark in this challenging industry. Along the way, he obtained his Nursing Home Administrator’s license and also founded Western Care Construction Company, Inc., Horizon West Healthcare, Inc., and Platinum Living Services, Inc., among other companies.
The companies have been actively involved in the development of residential and commercial subdivisions, medical and professional office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes, a luxury golf course, and various other real estate ventures and partnerships.