Stephen Tebo, founder and owner of Tebo Properties, was born in 1944 in the small mid-western town of Hill City, Kansas. The son of Lorene and John Tebo, Stephen began his career shining shoes at a near by barber shop at just eight years old. When Stephen was eleven years old he discovered his passion for collecting coins. A passion for coins combined with an incredible business savvy led Stephen to create a coin collecting business. Shortly after enrolling in Fort Hays Kansas State College, Stephen established his coin shop to off set tuition expenses. The coin business became so successful that he totally paid all of his college expenses for both a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Computer Science.