Crye-Leike Gives Employees Time Off to Vote

Memphis, Tenn.  – Memphis-based Crye-Leike, Realtors is encouraging all employees company wide to vote in the upcoming presidential election by granting time off during the workday, as well as periods for service as an election official.

“Crye-Leike believes that it is the responsibility and duty of employees to exercise the privilege to vote in elections,” said Jack Taylor, human resources director in a company memo.

Crye-Leike, a full service real estate company, is the nation’s 10th largest with over 600 employees in four states, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi.

If Crye-Leike employees cannot vote before or after regularly assigned work hours, then Crye-Leike has authorized a reasonable period of time, up to three hours, during their workday to vote. Crye-Leike managers will specify the hours during which employees are permitted to be absent.

Additionally, Crye-Leike employees who have chosen to serve as election officials at polling sites will be permitted to take required time off to serve.

“Not only is our company encouraging our employees to vote, but also our sales force of over 2,800 sales associates,” said Harold Crye, CEO. “Every vote counts as we witnessed in the last presidential election. We hope other businesses and companies, large and small, are doing the same to exercise our right to vote.”

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 79 branch and franchise offices located in 41 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.  Crye-Leike attained sales of $3.66 billion and 24,953 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2003.