The accident left Gail paralyzed on her left side and without peripheral vision.
"I spent six months with Gail in the hospital, and the management team ran the company," Dave says. "That's when we got romantically involved -- 10 years after we started the business."
Re/Max is now 26 years old and weathering its fifth recession.
"It's the hardest yet," Dave says. "We feel we're coming out of the housing recession, but recovery will be slow."