CHATTANOOGA, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS welcomes Affiliate Broker Laverne Copenhaver to the company’s Chattanooga, Tennessee East Brainerd Regional headquarters Sales Office located at 1510 Gunbarrel Road.


Laverne is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee and Georgia, assisting clients in Hamilton and Bradley counties in Tennessee and the north Georgia region.


“Working in real estate is something I have wanted to do for many years,” said Laverne.  “I feel my past experience in property management with an eye to providing excellent customer service represents an excellent background as I pursue a next career in real estate sales.”


Prior to joining Crye-leike, Laverne specialized in space management with the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga.  She retired in September 2007 as a Space and Move Manager and previous to serving the TVA in that capacity she was a Property Manager. All total, Laverne’s service with the authority spans more than three decades, with more than ten years in Facilities Management.


With Crye-Leike Laverne specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on first time homebuyers and relocation. She is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR), and National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“My home is very special to me and my goal is to help first time homebuyers and others find their special home,” said Laverne.  “I hope to also work with new people moving into the Chattanooga area.”


Laverne lives in Ooltewah with her husband Jim who is retired and enjoys fishing.  They have a son Jayme who is a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, works part-time, and also enjoys fishing when time allows.


“Chattanooga is a wonderful place to live, and I look forward to sharing the wonderful attractions and beautiful areas with all the newcomers I anticipate working with.  I want to make people feel like they are coming home,” said Laverne.  “I am so excited to be in the real estate business and look forward to meeting new people and making new friends as I help others with their real estate needs.”


Laverne is a member of the Ooltewah United Methodist Church and enjoys visiting other church congregations in the area.  Reading, UT football games, gardening and entertaining are among her passions when she is not busy assisting her real estate clients.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals you can reach Affiliate Broker Laverne Copenhaver by phone directly at 423-240-1086, email and you can find her on the web at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.