Former Sanco Lumber Inc Owner & President Is Eager To Jumpstart His Career As A Realtor

Grove, OK, РFor the past 31 years, Grove resident  Tom Sanders served as the president and owner of Sanco Lumber Inc. He managed a highly regarded retail business supplying building materials, dispensing knowledgeable advice and providing construction related services.


During those 31 years, Tom served as president of the Oklahoma Lumbermen’s Association and was an associate member of the Grand Lake Branch of the Tulsa Homebuilders Association.¬† He recently decided it was time to jumpstart his real estate career after selling his business to T.H. Rogers Lumber.


“I chose to enter the real estate market because of my past experiences selling building materials, building homes, doing remodeling projects and residential development,” said Tom. “I felt it would be to my advantage to use my network of contacts to kick start my career in selling real estate. I’ve always enjoyed being independent and being a Realtor will continue to give me the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of my own labor.”


After researching local real estate companies, Tom decided Crye-Leike, REALTORS would be the best choice for him as a new agent. He recently joined Crye-Leike’s branch office in Grove, Oklahoma.


“I am excited to launch a new career and have been made welcome by a great team of professionals at Crye-Leike, REALTORS,” said Tom. “I chose Crye-Leike, REALTORS in Grove because they have a number of proven professional realtors, very successful and very positive in making this branch highly respected in the community. The professionalism and camaraderie makes me want to contribute to the success of Crye-Leike’s Grove Branch.”


Crye-Leike Agent Tom Sanders is a licensed Realtor in Oklahoma assisting buyers and sellers in and around Grove and the Grand Lake Area. Tom is a member of the Northeast Oklahoma Board of Realtors, the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grove Rotary Club.


Tom is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma. He served two terms as chairman of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and is still active with the chamber and many other local organizations. Tom continues to serve and provide leadership roles on the Integris Grove Hospital Governing Board, Executive Board of the Cherokee Area Council BSA, president of the Community Crisis Center Board of Directors and the YMCA Board.


“My family and I will always be grateful for the many friendships and acquaintances who have made our lives in Grove immensely pleasurable for three decades,” said Tom. “Over 31 years as president and owner of Sanco Lumber Inc., I made numerous friends, employed a large number of people, and served thousands of customers, contractors and homeowners. I plan to use the skills and numerous associations with builders, developers and contractors I acquired at Sanco to help homebuyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs.”


For all of your real estate needs, you can contact Crye-Leike Grove Realtor Tom Sanders by phone at (918) 791-1036 or by e-mail at


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