AUGUSTA, GEORGIA (January 23, 2019)
On January 1, Blanchard and Calhoun launched its 100 Years 100 Stories campaign, which features articles, videos, images, and illustrations that highlight a century of service to the city, region, and beyond. George C. Blanchard and Francis A. Calhoun founded the real estate company in 1919 – the same year Prohibition began, the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I, and Augusta’s first paved four-lane highway opened. Over the past century, the firm has grown to more than 250 agents and employees, developed more than two dozen neighborhoods that have changed the landscape of the community, and assisted countless families and businesses achieve their goals.
“We are honored and humbled to have been a part of this community for the past 100 years,” said Thomas Blanchard, III, president of Blanchard and Calhoun, great-grandson of founder George Blanchard, and the fourth member of the family to serve as the company’s leader. “This milestone is a natural opportunity to reflect on and celebrate how our company – and our community – has grown and improved over the years.” Blanchard unveiled the project to the firm’s employees and agents at a staff meeting at the Miller Theater in December, thanking the many individuals who have worked to ensure the company’s success and longevity.
“I’ve long admired the Blanchard and Calhoun family of businesses. I had the pleasure of working with Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company and can say firsthand that they are a first class business who put the needs of their clients first. My wife Malisa and I are longtime clients of Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency and have valued the sterling customer service they provide for many years now. A tried and true family owned and operated local business, Augusta is fortunate to be home to such a successful business who gives so much back to our community,” said Deke Copenhaver, former mayor of Augusta and owner of Copenhaver Consulting.
Throughout its centennial year, Blanchard and Calhoun will share 100 stories (one for each year they have been in business) about their company, ranging from their earliest ventures to modern innovations and accomplishments. Today – as it did 100 years ago – the company’s portfolio includes residential and commercial real estate transactions, property management, development, relocation, personal and commercial insurance, and mortgage lending, making it the only real estate firm in Augusta to provide such a comprehensive array of services.
For more information on Blanchard and Calhoun’s 100th anniversary, please visit http://www.100years100stories.com/ Follow the conversation with #BC100Stories.
About the Blanchard and Calhoun Family of Businesses
The Blanchard and Calhoun “family of businesses” includes Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company, Augusta Mortgage Company, and Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency, Inc. The company operates five branches to serve the needs of their clients. The real estate 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. Augusta Mortgage Company is one of the oldest independent mortgage lenders in Georgia and one of the leaders in automatic lending for VA loans. Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency has been awarded as one of the leading insurance agencies in the USA by the IIABA Best Practices. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.blanchardandcalhoun.com