Fred Grundmeyer was born, raised and educated in Germany. He moved to the U.S. at the age of 23 looking for better opportunities. His first jobs were in New York and Philadelphia. In 1957, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged two years later. That same year, he moved to Houston to participate in a business venture that ultimately expanded into a conglomeration of businesses in Houston and Corpus Christi. He invested heavily in the new and upcoming FM 1960 Community. His belief in the potential of the area was so strong that he and his wife, Doris, moved to the 1960 area in 1968. He expanded his real estate holdings, built shopping centers, an office building, and restaurants. But, Grundmeyer says what’s more important to him is public service. He is actively involved in our community civic organizations including the Heart Association and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, of which he was a founding member. Grundmeyer also co-founded the Timberline Soccer Association. He worked to make soccer fields available to young soccer players in the northwest area, and coached teams, as well. Mr. Grundmeyer was also the co-founder and co-owner of the Houston Hurricanes soccer team and was one of the originators of the FM 1960 Saint Patrick’s Parade. Mr. Grundmeyer was appointed as a Commissioner of ESD 11 in 2004 by Harris County Commissioners Court. When the position was changed by the legislature from appointed to elected, he won a four-year term in the 2014 election.