Starting in 1960, James and Doris Prete slowly began acquiring property that would ultimately have an unparalleled location to the WVU Evansdale Campus. Although their first building was constructed in Star City, they slowly and methodically expanded their buildings, overseeing and working alongside their employees on each and every project. James’ meticulous mindset and presence during this period assured quality buildings, and he used quality materials to enable them to last throughout the years. Most units are all brick and steel construction with sound proofing material between the floors and ceilings. Beyond the great location, they added quality service and fair business practices that have enabled Prete Rental/JDLMP to rent to generations of WVU students and local residents for many years.