The Hafner family started in Real Estate in the 1940s. Albert and Genevieve Hafner owned some small buildings and their children, Michele, Michael and Mark, learned a strong work ethic at an early age by helping to maintain those properties. These properties were all built by the family business in order to provide comfortable apartment living for residents at reasonable rents. Willow River and Lake Mallalieu Apartments are adjacent properties located in North Hudson, Wisconsin on the banks of Willow River at Lake Mallalieu, neighboring the St. Croix River.
Quality materials were used in the building of their properties to create homes held to the high standard of the Hafner family. Many members of the Hafner family have lived in their apartment homes over the years.