About Us Here is a Little History
George C. Blanchard and Francis A. Calhoun founded Blanchard and Calhoun in 1919 as a residential and commercial brokerage, property management, and insurance business. A few years later, Mr. Calhoun sold his ownership to George Blanchard, however; the company name Blanchard and Calhoun remained. In 1945, Thomas M. Blanchard, Sr. returned from World War II and joined Blanchard and Calhoun.
In 1958, Thomas M. Blanchard Sr., was elected President of Blanchard and Calhoun. The company was soon reorganized into two companies: Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company and Blanchard and Calhoun Mortgage Company, with insurance and property management operating as departments within the real estate company.
In 1972, Blanchard and Calhoun Mortgage Company was sold to NCNB. Blanchard & Calhoun's Original Building. Realizing the importance of having a mortgage company to compliment the real estate and insurance functions, Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company formed Augusta Mortgage Company as a subsidiary in 1976. Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Corporation was formed in 1987, to focus on commercial real estate development and brokerage services. In 1985, Thomas M. Blanchard, Jr. was named President of Blanchard and Calhoun, and in 1997, Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency, Inc. incorporated.
Today, Thomas M. Blanchard, Jr., grandson of founder George Blanchard, is President of Blanchard and Calhoun. For over four generations, the Blanchard and Calhoun family of businesses has become synonymous with Augusta and its development of residential and commercial communities. From the residential or commercial real estate transaction, property management, development, relocation, personal or commercial insurance, and mortgage lending, Blanchard and Calhoun is the only company to provide Augusta with the most comprehensive list of services. Having served the Augusta area longer than any other local real estate company, our firm is committed to providing our clients and customers continuing, life-time service in all aspects of property ownership.
Blanchard and Calhoun compliments the real estate transaction by providing Insurance and Mortgage Lending services for any real estate transaction, with our “Family of Business” concept.
We have been in business for over 85 years and will continue to be committed to Augusta, its history and its future.
Blanchard and Calhoun has been involved in the development and growth of the CSRA in many facets since 1919. We have developed many outstanding neighborhood communities which are a vital part of the growth of the Augusta area such as:
|Arrowhead||Ashton Woods||Bransford Place|
|Cottages at Windy Hill||Country Club Hills||Deerwood|
|Farmington||Forrest Hills||Hill Creek|
|River Retreat||Southwick||Thomas Woods|
Blanchard and Calhoun prides itself on its efforts of being a cornerstone in the development of the Augusta area for 85 years. In addition to providing neighborhoods and homes, Blanchard and Calhoun actively give back to its community each year by contributing to over 50 different charities and organizations.
We truly are committed to the Augusta area, its history, and its future.
Blanchard & Calhoun Today
Blanchard and Calhoun has celebrated over 85 years of service. The company has grown and developed into a multi-faceted organization through its “Family of Businesses”, which now includes Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company, Augusta Mortgage Company and Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency, Inc.
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company is one of the areas largest independent real estate agencies with over 165 agents and four branch offices to serve all of your real estate needs. All Blanchard and Calhoun agents are licensed and are members of the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. The company was ranked one of the largest independent real estate companies in the United States as well as one of the top 500 brokers in the United States by Real Trends Magazine in 2003 and 2005.
Blanchard and Calhoun’s Property Management Department manages over 200 single family homes for leasing,
over 1000 apartment units, and over 100 commercial properties, shopping centers, office and industrial parks,
and homeowner associations.
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate also has a full service relocation department to help assist families, individuals and corporate groups relocating to virtually any community in the United States and abroad.
Although Blanchard and Calhoun has grown tremendously and experienced many changes, the company’s commitment
to quality customer service remains strong. At Blanchard and Calhoun, our firm is committed to providing our
clients and customers continuing, lifetime service in all aspects of property ownership.
Blanchard and Calhoun has been in business for 85 years and is committed to continuing to serve the real estate needs of the Greater Augusta area and the needs of our community.