Hidden Creek Estates is owned and run by Kerry + Dude Frank. In 2007 they started an aviation software company and grew a successful company over the next decade. In 2018 they sold their shares and changed the legacy of their family forever.
The Frank family home is in Roscoe IL and when they learned that 30 acres of beautiful farm land nearby was for sale and would be torn down and turned into a subdivision they had to do something. The property held 150 years of history, 2 miles of manicured trails, and provided income for a local farmer. In just a few days they chose to purchase the property to preserve the integrity of the grounds and its natural beauty and hoped to use it to give back to their community in some way.
They weren’t sure what to do with the property and then Covid-19 hit. Kerry’s sister was about to get married a few months later, and her venue cancelled. The Frank family offered to host the wedding on the new property, and an idea sparked. This could be a really special place. Before they knew it they helped two other family friends replan their weddings on the property. As word began to spread, they realized this property was perfect to host special events and make amazing memories. After hosting a few weddings, they decided this was the perfect location to host weddings, special events, and community events. Today the Frank family continues to improve and care for the grounds and are currently remodeling their iconic antique yellow barn to host events.
More details on our Grand Opening to come, stay tuned!
With over 25 years of experience running multiple businesses. Kerry became known for the incredible events and parties her companies would host. She prides herself on high end customer service and is passionate about making your day perfect. As a mentor and entrepreneur of many businesses, Kerry developed a culture that allows all our guests to feel like family. Her top priority is making sure you receive the highest service, in a beautiful space, so your event is stress-free and memorable.
Yes his name is actually Dude. Working with his wife Kerry for the past 25 years he has extensive experience in the corporate world and non-profits. With his knowledge on software, production, and business – he brings his skills to make sure Hidden Creek provides the latest venue offerings. Dude is warm hearted and believes each guest should have a memorable experience that is curated and high end. You’ll often see him working with our contractors, lifting heavy things, and asking how your family is doing.
Aaron is the General Manager at Hidden Creek Estates. He started his journey in the service industry over 6 years ago at Chick-Fil-A. After learning a solid foundation in the famous hospitality there, he transitioned into fine dining at Velvet Buffalo in Beloit WI. His training there expanded his knowledge on fine foods, wines, and cocktails and he began serving at weddings and other special events. Aaron is now studying for his level 1 sommelier exam and enjoys good food and fine wine above anything else. He is passionate, funny, and is excited to bring the highest level of service to our venue. Aaron works incredibly hard to create and ensure an unforgettable experience for each of our valued guests.
Kim, daughter to Kerry & Dude, recently married Jared this Summer. Her and Jared enjoy helping at Hidden Creek on the weekends to help coordinate events. Kim loves to meet with brides and grooms to help them dream up their perfect day. As a Physician Assistant in the ER, Kim relies heavily on her expert problem solving skills – which she brings to the team on weekends at Hidden Creek. As a recent bride, Kim is calm, creative, and understands how important it is to have an organized plan – and there’s no one better than Kim to think of every detail.
Jared is married to Kim, they tied the knot in the summer of 2020. He is an engineer with an extensive background in the service industry. Prior to becoming an engineer Jared worked in catering and at Chick-fil-A as a manager where he learned superb hospitality practices. Jared is helpful, skilled at building special things for the venue, and is always around to help with anything needed for our weekend events.
Natalie is the youngest in the Frank family and attends Hononegah High School, where she plays basketball and volleyball. Natalie is fun, loves music and is excited to help the family on the weekends to serve our guests.
My name is Archie I was born February 22, 2020. I am a Mini Golden Doodle, and I sure act like one! My skills include: Getting my belly rubbed, and running aimlessly in circles!
I am Bobo, the oldest. At 10 years old and the King of the house, I am not to be messed with. I use my cuteness to my advantage for easy treats! Not only can I play dead, role over, and shake… I can sneeze on command too!
My name is Oliver or Ollie for short. I am the youngest being born on July 23, 2020. I am Archie’s half brother and we definitely act like brothers! I love to play fight with Archie, chase anything that moves, and I absolutely love singing along with Kim. I do not like taking pictures.