The Management Trust-Goetz Manderley's existence dates back to the late 1980s when Gordon Goetz and future wife Heidi served as volunteer directors and elected presidents to their respective homeowner associations. Gordon soon went on to professionally manage several other Associations in Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley. In 1993, upon his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he opened an office in Lompoc. Heidi, while serving as President to a large, developer involved condominium complex, walked through the office doors as Gordon’s first post-retirement client. In 1994 Gordon hired Heidi as the first Goetz and Associates employee.
In January of 1995 Gordon and Heidi joined forces and formed a partnership in business and marriage. In approximately 1996 Goetz hired a bookkeeper in order to expand their business to full service financial as well as physical management. A couple of years later Goetz opened a second office in Santa Maria with six employees and approximately 40 associations. By 2000 Goetz had approximately 25 employees and was managing over 80 homeowner associations and several rental properties.
In 2001 Goetz purchased the operations of Manderley Property Services (MPS). Founded in 1981, MPS had operations throughout San Luis Obispo County. With this acquisition Goetz Manderley became the largest management company on the Central Coast, managing nearly 200 associations and over 300 investment properties. The staff to service this area now numbered 50.
In 2005 Goetz joined five other industry leaders throughout the west coast to form The Management Trust, the nations only 100 percent employee owned management company of its type. In 2008, The Management Trust-Goetz Manderley expanded operations to the Bakersfield and Santa Barbara areas.