Crye-Leike, Realtors Ads Its First Georgia Franchise in Dalton

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South, announces the addition of a franchise office in Dalton, Georgia, Whitfield County, one of 28 independent real estate companies to currently join the Crye-Leike franchise network.

Bob Haverland and Tripp Ward of Crye*Leike Award Realty in Dalton, Ga. recently signed a franchise agreement with Crye*Leike Franchises Inc., (, the real estate franchisor subsidiary of Crye-Leike, Realtors.

Crye*Leike Award Realty is Crye-Leike’s first franchise sold in the state of Georgia. Crye-Leike, Realtors has had a market presence in Georgia since 2000, when it opened its first corporate branch office in Fort Orglethorpe, located at 69 Crye-Leike Drive. Today, its sales force in that office has grown to over 35 sales associates.

Crye*Leike Award Realty, located at 300 W. Emery Street in Dalton, serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Whitfield and Murray counties in Ga., as well as in the surrounding counties of Catoosa and Gordon. Its sales force of up to 20 sales associates specializes in residential and commercial real estate, investment properties as well as serving the real estate needs of the growing Hispanic population in North Georgia.

Dalton, Georgia, known as the Carpet Capital of the World, is located approximately 30 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn., in Whitfield County, Georgia. The northwest Georgia area celebrates its Native American, Civil War, and Appalachian heritages, holding festivals throughout the year, including the famous Prater’s Mill Country Fair. The area provides popular golf courses and outdoor activities, and Dalton hosts a Tour de Georgia bicycle race each spring.    Co-owner Bob Haverland is serving as Crye*Leike Award Realty’s managing broker. He brings 20 years of accounting experience to the partnership before entering the real estate industry five years ago. A nine-year resident of Dalton, Haverland is chairman of the Recreation Commission of Whitfield County.

Co-owner Tripp Ward brings commercial real estate expertise to Crye*Leike Award Realty. A 20-year resident of Dalton, Ward has been in the real estate industry for four years and serves as the real estate office’s vice president. Ward serves on the board of directors of the Friendship House, a public childcare facility in Dalton and on the Economic Development Committee for the Downtown Dalton Development Authority.

“Crye-Leike, Realtors is a dominant competitor in the Chattanooga real estate market, and just 30 minutes from Dalton, Ga.,” said Ward. “We based our decision to become a Crye-Leike franchise on the company’s resources it provides to franchisees and on the thought of introducing a new brand name to the Dalton real estate market.”

Crye-Leike, Realtors provides comprehensive training as well as management, administrative and marketing support to all franchisees of the Crye*Leike franchise system.

For real estate information in the Dalton, Ga. area, Crye*Leike Award Realty may be reached at (706) 529-7110.

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 28 years, has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 92 corporate and franchise offices located in 51 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.

Crye*Leike Franchises is currently comprised of 28 independently owned and operated franchise brokers located in seven states within the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. For franchise information, call 1(866) 603-2470.


Tagged with: