Crye-Leike Honors Chattanooga Region Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – In keeping with their belief that success is a journey, not a destination, Crye-Leike, Inc., recently awarded the following unique individuals, within its Chattanooga / East Tennessee region, the prestigious “Circle of Excellence” award in recognition of their commitment to obtaining the highest level of professional development:


?    Melonie Carideo, of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office

?    Jean Smith of Crye-Leike’s Signal Mountain branch office


“These individuals have proven time and time again that they are committed to their profession, the real estate needs of the exceptional customer, and to the Crye-Leike team by striving to excel in best practices and continued professional development,” said Crye-Leike CEO Harold Crye.


Crye-Leike’s “Circle of Excellence” is awarded based on gross sales volume of closings, in addition to the associates meeting stringent criteria based on professionalism, ethics, loyalty, financial success and service within industry-specific or community based organizations.


Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 29 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 3,000 sales associates and 94 corporate and franchise offices located in 53 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.  Crye-Leike attained sales of $5.6 billion and 34,039 closed transactions corporate wide in 2005.