About Us – Denice.com

Denice.com is a family owned and operated business established in 1971. Denice, Phil and Wendy Warnken own the property we manage. Our family has been a part of the Columbia and University communities for more than 50 years. We love Columbia and, through our business, strive to help make it a great place for our residents to live, study, work and play.

Two generations are in the business. Denice, a highly-respected real estate professional, handles business operations and tenant relations. Wendy, an MU grad (Magna Cum Laude) is Executive Property Manager. MU Professor Emeritus Phil does marketing and business development.

We started when we bought and renovated an East Campus building as a place for our daughters to live while they were at MU. Over the years we’ve bought, renovated and developed new property, building our business on absolute integrity, premium properties, meticulous same-day maintenance, and the highest standards of professional management.

What Our Residents (and Parents) Say About Us

“Hi Wendy and Denice! This is Cheryl K (Katie K’s mom)…Wendy, I truly appreciated the time and info that you gave me pertaining to the girl’s move in date and situation. It made me feel so good to know how thoughtful and concerned you both are about your tenants (not just as renters…but more so as individuals…!!)…THANKS AGAIN for EVERYTHING!!!.. Fondly, Cheryl”

“Denice: Both our children Brittany and Trevor lived at Ashley Park with Trevor leaving in July. I just want to thank you for being such a good landlord! Both kids loved it and we loved it knowing Denice was watching over them, Edward Peters.”

Hello Denice! My name is Lindsay and I rented from you my senior year of college at Mizzou (2009/2010). My roommates, Emily, Mallory and Calley and I absolutely LOVED your property and were really happy with our experience. Thanks again. My brother, Nick, is now a junior, Chemical Engineering Major at Mizzou. He is looking for a property on East Campus for next year, and I told him I would highly recommend looking at what you have available. Can you share the properties that are still available for 3 people? Thank you in advance. Lindsay (Lindsay, of course, we remember you–you were such a great group and we’ll try to take care of your brother Nick)

“Dear Wendy, Thank you for everything!! We have loved our little home here (& are very much going to miss it!). You guys have made our first “big girl” place of our own a wonderful experience. Thank you!! The girls of 101- Heather, Allison, Taylor & Jen.” – University of Missouri graduates, residents for two years at Ashley Park

“Thank you for being such a wonderful manager and taking such good care of any little things that have come up this past year. Living at Ashley Ridge made the transition from home in AZ to here at medical school so much easier and more comfortable.” — University of Missouri medical student, resident at Ashley Ridge

“I have thoroughly enjoyed renting from you guys these past two years!” — John Inderman, resident of Anthony Place Apartments, MU Graduate

“Denice made my first renting experience a breeze.” — Chris Dumay, Ross Street Apartments, MU Student

“Thanks for being such a great landlord.” — Kelly Sammons, MU Student

“I want you to know what a pleasure it has been having you as landlords. You are wonderful people and I have enjoyed living here. Anyway, thanks again and I’ll miss you both!!” — Breck Reitter, Anthony Street Apartments, MU Law Student

“Living in Ross Street Apartments provided a perfect setting for going to school. It was a close walk to campus and fun place to mingle, but quiet enough to study. The management (Denice and Wendy) always took great care of us. I really enjoyed living there.” — Nick McCoy, Ross Street Apartments, MU Graduate

“Thanks for a great year!” — Zack Jemas, Anthony Place Apartments, MU Graduate

“Thanks for everything–it’s been a great place to live…and (take care of the deer!).” — Scott Summers, Ashley Ridge resident, MU Law Student

“Thank you for a wonderful year! I had a great time in our great Ross Street Apartment, and we had everything we needed thanks to your hard work! Take care and look out for my little sister who will need a place to live soon!” — Danielle Placke, Ross Street Apartments, MU Graduate

“I want to thank you for your help throughout the past year. The [Ashley House] was a wonderful place to live.” — Kelly Hefferon, Ashley House, MU Graduate Student

“I enjoy living here and look forward to another great year of quiet atmosphere and excellent maintenance.” — Marcella Diehl, MU Veterinary Student, Ashley Ridge resident

“Thank you for the opportunities and accommodations here in Columbia. I will point interested individuals in your direction when looking for rental properties in Columbia.” — Brandon Steward, MU Graduate

“I have enjoyed my time here and look forward to another good year.” — Scott Patterson, Ashley Ridge, MU Graduate Student

“Thank you for all you have done for my daughter and her friends. Have a great summer. Go Tigers” — Gary Link

“Liana and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed getting to know both of you…I believe both of us were getting pretty discouraged with the hunt. We truly feel that getting to see you and Ashley Ridge was one of those very fortunate things that just happen in life and we are so grateful…Thanks again for all you help.” — Lynette Wagner

“I wanted to thank you so much for being a wonderful landlord this past year. We were always able to count on you. Thanks again.” — Kathryn Canova, Ross Street Apartments

“Thank you for everything you’ve done all year. You were a pleasure to work with!” — Megan Mcferson, pre-med student

“Thanks for the lovely home!” — Emily Adams, MU women’s rugby team

“Thank you for everything! You have been wonderful!” — Ben Turnbow, med student, 4-year resident at Ashley Ridge

“I have loved living at Ashley Ridge. Because it is so close to campus, I am able to walk to class every morning. This cuts down on my gas usage and time driving around finding a parking space. It is so convenient when it snows to not have to scrape the ice and snow off my car because I can walk to class. The apartment managers are very quick during icy and snowy weather to plow the sidewalks and driveways! Each apartment has a deck, and it’s so nice to sit it out on it and enjoy the spring and summer weather! All the trees around the apartment complex are beautiful during the fall. Often times deer, squirrels, and other animals can be seen playing in the grass and around the trees. Maintenance is very prompt when called, which is very helpful when something breaks! Since only graduate and professional students live here, it is quiet, and everyone respects one another. I have lived at this apartment complex for two years, and I would live here another ten! It’s the most convenient and best value apartment complex in Columbia!” — M. Wright, Ashley Ridge resident, MU Graduate Student

“Thanks for a great two years. Thank you for being so nice to my daughter” — Mother of 1412 Anthony resident

“Wendy, Thanks for everything. You have been great! We loved living here. The girls of 505 High Street

“Thanks for everything. It was great living here. Take care.” — Laura, Ashley Ridge

“Thank you again, your apartments were excellent.” — Mindy, Ashley Ridge

“Hi Wendy & Denice, I wanted to thank the both of you for being so kind to us throughout the year. Unlike our other landlords in the past, ya’ll were so patient & attentive & we truly appreciate that. I hope the new girls enjoy 505 High Street as much as we did. Please tell your new kitty we said hello! Thanks again for everything.” — Haze, 505 High Street

“You’re good for the world. Mine in particular. Thank you for making our move so smooth and easy for us. We really appreciate all your help and thoughtfulness.” — Luci, Coleman, Jessi, Jeanne at Anthony Street Apartments

Hi Wendy, Thank you for being such a wonderful manager and taking such good care of any little things that have come up this past year. Living at Ashley Ridge made the transition from home in AZ to here at medical school so much easier and more comfortable.” L. E. Ashley Ridge

Hello! I just wanted to thank the both of you for 2 wonderful years at Anthony Place West! The location was perfect and the apartments are spacious! Wendy, you were always so helpful with my loads of questions and all of my texts! Anytime we needed anything you would send someone right over. I know I speak for all my roommates when I say we couldn’t have asked for better landlords! Thank you both so much for everything. It was a great experience! —  Cheyenne B. Ashley Place West

Thank you, Wendy! (for your reference letter). No matter where I end up, I sure won’t have a landlord as great as you!! — Lauren Haden, Anthony Street Apartments

Denice/Wendy, This is Bridget  C, my daughter Sarah lived in your Ross Street Apartments for the past two years. We were extremely happy with your property – location, maintenance and management. You do a wonderful job.

Thanks again for having me at your apartment. I appreciate your competence and professionalism. It was a pleasure to live there, and I will recommend you and your apartments if any of my colleagues will visit Columbia in the future. With best wishes, Timo, Post Doc in Mathematics from Finland, Ashley Ridge Condos 

Good morning. I am looking for a rental for 2 boys who will be attending Mizzou 2nd semester. We heard east campus is a good option to look into and you were a fabulous management company who works great with kids. Would you happen to have anything available starting 2nd semester of Mizzou.  M. L.  Naperville, IL

I lived in the Anthony street apartments for two years and loved it. Denice & Wendy are fantastic landlords and by far my best experience in my 5 years living in Columbia. Always very quick to respond to questions and maintenance requests. If you saw them driving or walking around East campus they would always wave and say hi. Overall very personable people and fantastic to rent from. Ryan Murphy, Anthony Street Apartments

I had a wonderful experience living at the Ashley Park apartments. I would recommend anyone to live here. Any problems we ever had were taken care of right away and we could always get in touch with management. Easily some of the best management of apartments in Columbia! Abby Taylor, Ashley Park Apartments

Absolutely fantastic apartments. The location is close enough where you can walk to campus, but if the weather is poor there is a campus shuttle right across the parking lot. Great price compared to other apartments in the east campus area and the landlords are some of the friendliest I’ve ever dealt with. Evan Opsal, Ashley Park Apartments

I lived at Ashley Park the last two years and had nothing but great things to say about the accommodations, the price, and experiences we had dealing with management. The properties are maintained very well, are priced very competitively, and are in great locations to walk downtown or to campus. Kenny and Wendy have been nothing short of great and I would re-sign in a heartbeat. Brendan Rost, Ashley Park Apartments

This apartment is great for college living. A little bit of close quarters and the walls are thin but besides that no complaints. Landlords are quick to respond to texts and maintenance occurs quickly and easily. The location of the apartments is great for MU students as you are about a 3-5 minute walk from campus. Landlords give out candy bags for residents on holidays as well which is a great bonus. Thanks Wendy and Denice. Roxanne M. Ashley Park Apartments

Thank you for the past three years- you all have been such wonderful landlords and have set the bar extremely high for my future leasing endeavors! Heather Miller, resident 1622 Anthony (Anthony Place East)