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About Westco

Westco Equities, Inc., was incorporated in 1987. Westco currently manages approximately 2,600 residential income units, a number of home owner association, three mobile home parks and several office complexes. Westco has a combined staff of 75 people. Our services include managing large multifamily complexes down to single family homes. Westco provides as an ancillary service, RPM Services, which does apartment maintenance and turnover related work, property rehabilitation, insurance restoration work and HVAC installation and repair. Westco is licensed in California as a General Contractor.

Westco has over 30 experience in managing a diversified portfolio of income properties including market rate apartments, tax credit and affordable housing properties and bond financed properties and REO’s. Westco is proficient in bookkeeping and document preparation for all types of residential income properties.

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Westco Equities, Inc. California real estate corporate broker’s license #00978409

Corporate qualifying officer is Ken Warkentin

Ken Warkentin: California real estate broker’s license #00646741

Westco Equities, Inc., California General Contractors (B-1) license $#530419.

California HVAC Contractors License (C-20) #530419

California Painting Contractors License (C-33) #530419.

California Plumbing Contractors License (C-36) #530419

Corporate qualifying officer for all contractor’s licenses is Ken Warkentin

Ken Warkentin


Ken Warkentin is the president of Westco Equities, Inc. and has almost 40 years of experience in income property management. He is a licensed real estate broker and in that capacity, has participated in the sales and purchases of several thousands of apartment units in the greater Fresno/Clovis area. He is also a general contractor and has been involved in the construction of several hundred apartment units and over 40 single family homes.  He is a member of the Fresno and California Board of Realtors and the Greater Fresno and California Apartment Association. He is also certified in Tax Credit Compliance. He is a graduate of CSU Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a post graduate degree in education.

Dwayne Welch


Dwayne Welch is the Vice President of Westco Equities and has been with the company since 1993. Dwayne is a native Fresnan. He attended McLane High and graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Option. He has a Broker's License from the California Bureau of Real Estate and is a member of the Fresno Board of Realtors. Dwayne has served as a board member on a condominium association.

Dwayne has over 30 years of accounting and management experience. Prior to working for Westco, Dwayne was a controller for a farming operation for over 10 years.

In his time off, Dwayne enjoys the mountains and the coast and following the Fresno State Bulldogs. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and photography.

Jennifer South

Property Supervisor

Jennifer has been in the apartment management industry for 18 years, starting out as an onsite manager from 2004 to 2011, then working as an off-site manager until 2021. She started at Westco in 2021 as an Assistant Property Supervisor and graduated into the Property Supervisor position. She manages a portfolio that consists of Home Owner Associations, Commercial Properties, & Conventional market rate properties.

She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing and traveling.

Lisa Rosas-Silva

Property Supervisor

Lisa has been in property management and the hospitality industry for over 20 years and is a seasoned property manager. Lisa has extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of property management and applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations dealing with property management.

Lisa strives every day to recognize the value of her clients, owners and tenants using the code of ethics of the California Apartment Association as a guide. Lisa is a member of the California Apartment Association, is a Certified CCRM and is certified for Tax Credit Affordable Housing (LIHTC)/Section 8 and Conventional management of multifamily and single-family residential properties.

Lisa's passion is to collaborate with city leaders and volunteer with agencies such as the United Way, the Food Band and Foster Farms to distribute food and resources to seniors and the homeless, give back to the community.