Park Forest Enterprises, Inc.


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Park Forest Enterprises, Inc.

We are a small, family-owned property management company close to Penn State University and Downtown State College. Since 1979, we have been renting mostly graduate-student apartments, as well as professional houses and townhouses. We pride ourselves on professional service for professional residents.

Please browse our selection of rental properties or use our State College Apartment Finder search tool to quickly find a home to fit your needs.

Properties By Category

Student Apartments

  • In vital Downtown State College
  • Walking distance to campus

Grad Student Apartments

  • In vital Downtown State College
  • Walking distance to campus

Professional Apartments

  • For the busy professional or graduate student
  • Some are pet friendly

Parking Spaces

  • Walking Distance To Penn State Campus
  • Downtown State College


  • Professional and Convenient
  • Lawn care and snow removal included
  • Washer/Dryer hookups in unit
  • Some townhouses are pet friendly

Single Family Homes

  • Desirable neighborhoods
  • Close to amenities and shopping
  • Private driveway or garage parking
  • Some houses are pet friendly

Commercial Spaces

  • Business, Office and Retail Spaces for Rent
  • State College, Bellefonte and surrounding areas
  • Small town storefronts
  • Local Business Locations

Meet Our Staff

Samuel Hawbaker

Samuel Hawbaker formed the family-owned property management company, Park Forest Enterprises, Inc. with his father and sister, J. Alvin Hawbaker and Joan Brower. Sam is now the president of Park Forest Enterprises. He holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokers license, and the esteemed professional Certified Property Manager (CPM) ® designation.

Todd Hawbaker

Todd Hawbaker began full time employment in the family company in 1998, shortly after completing his degree at Penn State University. Todd now manages the leasing office and holds an Associate Broker’s license.

Timothy Gummo

Timothy Gummo joined the team at Park Forest Enterprises, Inc. in 2008 after obtaining his Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson License. He is a member of the National and Centre County Association of Realtors. With over 9 years of experience, let Timothy work for you when you are looking to rent or buy your next home.

Denise Weaver

Denise Weaver has served as the office receptionist at the front desk since 1999. Denise is the one who usually answers your phone calls and greets you when you come into our office. She would be happy to direct your call!

Steve Gearhart

Steve Gearhart joined the team as our maintenance supervisor in January, 2016. Steve is a very talented repairman who will either personally handle your maintenance concern, or oversee that the job gets done to your satisfaction.

Shannon Hawbaker

Shannon Hawbaker comes to us following a 15 year career as a Certified Public Accountant. Shannon serves as our detail-oriented bookkeeper, and is available to answer any questions you have about your rental account. Welcome aboard, Shannon!


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