Circle of Excellence Inductees

Nashville, Tenn. –  Sixteen sales associates of Crye-Leike, Realtors were recently inducted into the Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement that a sales associate of Crye-Leike, Realtors can attain. The Circle of Excellence, founded in 1987, has a total of 117 sales associates within Crye-Leike who have attained this elite distinction out of Crye-Leike’s 2,200 sales force and are now titled, vice presidents.

“In keeping with our belief that success is a journey, not a destination, Crye-Leike, Realtors created the diamond Circle of Excellence award to recognize those unique individuals who attain the highest level of professional development, said Harold Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike. “Simply stated, they are, ‘the best of the best.’ ”

In order to receive this honor, each real estate professional must meet stringent requirements of the program, showing exemplary performance in the areas of advance study, ethics, loyalty, sales volume and service to the community and real estate profession.

Those 11 sales associates named vice president of Crye-Leike in the Greater Memphis area were: Kathy Rothammer of Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office; Connie Robertson of Crye-Leike’s Cordova branch office; Betty Hatcher, Linda Johnson, Barbara Moss, Mary Ann Tapp and Scarlet Winchester, all of Crye-Leike’s Germantown-Poplar branch office; Doris Beasley, Peggy Miller and Penny Worley, all of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office; and Jimmie Hopson Jr. of Crye-Leike’s Whitehaven branch office.

Those five sales associates named vice president of Crye-Leike in the Greater Nashville area were:  Nancy S. Baker and Ann Dever, both of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West branch office; Oliver Barry of Crye-Leike’s Hendersonville branch office; Colene Dooley of Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office; and Tommy Williams of Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet branch office.

Crye-Leike (  is the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Midsouth with a network of over 52 branch offices, 2,100 sales associates and 480 employees. It attained sales of nearly $3 billion corporatewide in 2000, the second best year in the company’s 24-year history. Nationally, Crye-Leike is ranked No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends Magazine.

As a full service real estate company, Crye-Leike offers a full range of real estate and related services. Those services include: mortgage banking facilities, an insurance division, a commercial property division, a property leasing and management company, a home improvement division, a title company, an auction division, a relocation services company, franchise division, premier properties division and new homes division.

Offices are located in 17 counties throughout a four-state Mid-South region: Tennessee (Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville), Arkansas (Jonesboro, West Memphis), Mississippi (Hernando, Olive Branch, Southaven) and Georgia (Fort Oglethorpe). Crye-Leike also has seven franchise offices in New Albany, Oxford and Tupelo, Miss., Blytheville, Ark., and Kingston, Monteagle and Pickwick Dam, Tenn.