Crye-Leike Cookbook: A 20-Year Tradition

Memphis, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces the release of its traditional Crye-Leike cookbook, entitled “Food for Thought,” marking its 20th edition.  Crye-Leike sales associates, which total over 2,200 corporatewide, order and distribute 30,000 copies of the cookbook each year as gifts to their clients.

This 135-page cookbook contains 330 recipes contributed from sales associates of Crye-Leike and their clients and friends. Recipes are divided into seven categories: Appetizers, Pickles & Relishes; Soups, Salads & Sauces; Meats & Main Dishes; Vegetables; Breads, Rolls & Pastries; Cakes, Cookies & Desserts; and Beverages & Miscellaneous.

“Our company’s growth and success is a direct result of the help we’ve received from the people in our communities,” said Dick Leike, co-owner of Crye-Leike. “This cookbook is our way of saying, ‘Thank you.’ ”

Crye-Leike ( , the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Midsouth, has over 2,200 sales associates who operate in 45 branch offices, located in 19 counties and six regional areas, Arkansas, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis, Mississippi and Nashville. As a privately held company with over 480 employees, it attained record sales of $3.3 billion corporatewide in 1999. Nationally, Crye-Leike is ranked No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends Magazine.

Crye-Leike, Inc. has 17 branch offices in 16 counties within the Greater Memphis area, including Mississippi and Arkansas, along with three franchise offices in Mississippi and Pickwick Dam, Tenn. Sales associates in the Memphis area currently total over 1,100. The branch offices are conveniently located in: MEMPHIS – Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Memphis (Austin Peay, Midtown, East Memphis, Hickory Ridge and Whitehaven), and Millington; ARKANSAS – West Memphis and Jonesboro; and MISSISSIPPI – Olive Branch and Southaven. Franchise offices are located in Tupelo and Oxford, Miss. and Pickwick Dam, Tenn. Crye-Leike, Inc. (Memphis), along with Crye-Leike of Mississippi, Inc. and Crye-Leike of Arkansas, Inc., collectively sold 11,872 units in 1999 with a sales volume of $1.69 billion.