Crye-Leike Offices Honored for Community Service

Crye-Leike Offices Honored for Community Service
Crye-Leike Columbia was the recipient of Crye-Leike's coveted 2002 Community Service Award. The award was presented at the company's annual meeting where Colene Dooley, managing broker, is pictured at the podium surrounded by her sales associates who are proudly accepting the award.

Nashville, Tenn. – Out of Crye-Leike, Realtors’ 18 branch offices in the Middle Tennessee region, its Columbia branch office was recently commended for their work in community service.

Colene Dooley, managing broker of Crye-Leike Columbia, accepted Crye-Leike’s coveted 2002 Community Service Award on behalf of her sales associates at the company’s recent annual meeting. The award recognizes Crye-Leike Columbia’s active involvement in its community and for distinguishing itself in public service activities.

This is the first time the Crye-Leike Community Service Award was presented. Chief Executive Officer Harold E. Crye recognized that his sales associates and branch offices are just as active in their community by promoting goodwill and doing good deeds as they are in selling real estate which prompted him to establish this new company award to annually pay tribute to the Crye-Leike branch office that best exemplifies the essence of community service.

Honorable mentions were presented to Crye-Leike’s Smyrna branch office and Crye-Leike’s Bellevue branch office.

Over the past year, Crye-Leike Columbia took a leadership role in organizing, supporting and participating in various community events and programs within their community. Their greatest achievement was raising over $10,000 for the cancer treatment of patient Anna Thornton who had no living relatives and was known by many as a receptionist for local real estate and title companies in the area. They did this by sponsoring a dance and silent auction on the Friday evening of Mule Day Weekend.

Crye-Leike Columbia also participated in Make a Difference Day, a helping others campaign sponsored by the National Association of Realtors, by providing needed repairs and yard work for two elderly ladies, including tearing away a back porch and rebuilding a new one. Several Crye-Leike associates also played a leading role in the election of their new State Representative Tom DuBois by serving on his campaign committee. Their involvement entailed designing and writing campaign ads and materials, hosting events, helping to raise campaign monies, making campaign phone calls, working at the polls and posting campaign signs.

Crye-Leike Columbia further demonstrated its commitment to serving the community this past year by volunteering and raising monies for such organizations as the March of Dimes, Children’s Hospital, Easter Seals, Cancer Crusade, Heart Walk, Blood Mobile, Band Boosters, United Way and the Maury Alliance Chamber of Commerce.

“Our Crye-Leike branch office works as a team,” says Dooley. “We understand that by helping each other and by working together that we all can prosper from doing community service; this applies to our business and to all areas of our life.”

Crye-Leike’s Smyrna branch office was commended for raising over $2,400 for the American Heart Association and for their second year in organizing a food drive during the holidays for needy families. Their office also raised fund to help support Habitat for Humanity and lent a helping hand to the elderly and disabled. Crye-Leike’s managing broker for its Smyrna branch office is Tom Williams.

Crye-Leike’s Bellevue branch office was commended for raising $1,400 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and for their second year in organizing a Toys-for-Tots drive during the holiday season. Bellevue also focused on community awareness by holding numerous town hall meetings to give the community an opportunity to meet their elected officials and political candidates running for office. Crye-Leike’s managing broker for its Bellevue branch office is Kay Crawford.

“Good corporate citizenship and community service are important values at Crye-Leike,” said Joyce Friedman, public relations director. “As Realtors, our sales associates understand the importance of connecting with their communities through volunteering.”

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 26 years, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 2,300 sales associates and 62 branch and franchise offices located in 33 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.  Crye-Leike attained sales of $ 3.17 billion and 22,198 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2002.