Crye-Leike, REALTORS Names Jack W. Deaton As Managing Broker For The Company?s Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia Branch Office

FORT OGLETHORPE, GA., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is pleased to announce the selection of Jack W. Deaton as the company’s newest Managing Broker to serve in the Greater Chattanooga, East Tennessee and North Georgia Region.  He will oversee day-to-day management and operations of the Crye-Leike Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia Branch Office located at 69 Crye-Leike Drive.


“I have had many great careers in my lifetime but I believe the best came this year when I was honored to become the Managing Broker for the North Georgia office of Crye-Leike, REALTORS,” said Jack W. Deaton.  “Our goal is to be the number one office in the region and to set the standards for being the best Realtors and the best company providing the best service for our clients.”


Jack is a licensed real estate Broker in Georgia and Tennessee. Prior to his career in real estate and joining Crye-Leike, Jack’s work experience was in the automotive industry and United States Army.  He was a Car Dealer with the Ford Motor Corporation for 25 years. As a Realtor, Jack has been assisting buyers and sellers in all types of residential real estate transactions – primarily serving clients in and around Catoosa, Walker and Dade counties.


Creating more of a family atmosphere in the office and meeting the changing needs of his busy sales associates is a priority for Jack.


“I like to run the office as if I were taking care of a very large family – and each day begins with sending agents a ?thought for the day” with how it relates to our business,” said Jack.  “In addition to our regular Tuesday morning sales meetings, we also have a dinner meeting on the first Tuesday of each month where my wife and I plan and prepare a great meal for everyone to enjoy. It is a great time for everyone to get to know their fellow agents and families.”


Jack is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and Walker County Chamber of Commerce.  In 2004 he was honored by each respective chamber organization as its “Member of the Year” in recognition of his years of service and community involvement.


“The real estate business is very broad and complex – stressing the words honor and ethics,” said Jack.  “As Realtors we are trusted with one of the largest purchases a client will make in his or her lifetime, and it ends with a great smile and a handshake across from the closing table.”


Jack lives in Saint Elmo with his wife Shelley.  For the past year and a half, they have painstakingly restored a 1900 Victorian home in the historic community.  When he’s not busy with agents or clients Jack enjoys searching for antiques and spending time with his four grown children and grandson.


“I always strive to learn something new each day,” said Jack.  “It makes me a better person and Broker, who can keep abreast of the ever changing world of real estate.”


For career opportunities, all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike, REALTORS Ft. Oglethorpe managing Broker Jack W. Deaton at 423-413-2219 or 706-861-2400, email: and you can find him 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 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 126 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: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2008, the Crye-Leike organization attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.