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McColly Real Estate celebrates 45 years of helping Northwest Indiana find a home Disco music, bell-bottom pants, gogo boots, and vinyl records decorated the Innsbrook Country Club June 27 for McColly Real Estate’s 45th Annual Awards Breakfast. More than 250 agents and staff gathered in their finest throwback polyester for this year’s “Studio ‘74”—a play on the New York nightclub/discotheque Studio 54, where on any given night you could find stars such as singers Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson and even model Bianca Jagger, who once rode a white horse to the bar to place an order. Studio 54 peaked in the 1970s and while McColly Real Estate is still on the rise the theme was the perfect—and fun way— to mark its founding and celebrate the company’s many successes during the last 12 months for the 2018 production year. Always hands-on, McColly Chief Operating Officer Rhonda McColly Fleener worked with Merrillville Florist in decorating the country club and company founder Ronald F. McColly’s brother Tim McColly, director of the McColly School of Real Estate, emceed the event. “We are here to recognize and honor our top broker associate producers and their offices for 2018,” Ron McColly said in his opening remarks. “I’m very proud of 2018 sales results, and the turnout we have for our awards breakfast.” Among the top producers recogniz recognized were: Buck Tamblyn, No. 1 Individual Producer—Illinois Kelly White, No. 1 Individual Producer—Indiana Greg Leutloff, Runner-Up Producer - Illinois Brenda Versnel Brent Wright, Kyle Bowen Runner-Up Producer - Indiana Anne Carney, Rookie of the Year - Illinois Kyle Bowen, Rookie of the Year - Lake County, Indiana Vennessa Lopez, Lisa Grady Rookie of the Year - Porter County, Indiana Schreffler-Winterroth Team John Rostankovski & Ron McColly No. 1 Team Producers - Illinois Lisa Grady Team No. 1 Team Producers - Indiana Michelle Arseneau Team Runner-Up Team Producers - Illinois Kelly White & Ron McColly John Rostankovski, McColly Real Estate broker based in the Schererville office, has been with the company for almost 45 years. He was one of McColly’s first Realtors after Ron McColly launched the company in 1974. “It means a lot to be here today because I was one of the people there at the beginning,” Rostankovski said at the event. “I’m very excited.” After serving as managing broker at the Schererville office for 27 years, Rostankovski has stepped back in the last few years to focus primarily on listing and selling homes. “It’s a very successful company, and one of the best companies in Northwest Indiana,” he said, noting that in the last four and a half decades, he’s seen the Schererville office grow to more than 130 employees from two. “I’m very proud to work for a company like McColly.” Though McColly Real Estate always works as a team and supports each other, each table also exhibited its branch pride during the breakfast. “My office, hands down, is my favorite,” said Brent W.Wright, broker at the Portage Willowcreek office. “We’re a small group that produces a lot of numbers. It’s a good time.” Wright said he loves his job because he gets to help people successfully navigate Brenda Versnel Team Runner-Up Team Producers – Indiana major changes. “Whether they’re buying or selling, I’m helping them through a hard transition,” he said. “It’s a big life moment.” McColly’s Lake County Rookie of the Year award winner, broker Kyle R. Bowen from the Schererville office, shared that sentiment. “The best thing about selling real estate is the ability to help people,” Bowen said. “You are making a difference. You are involved with people in the most important financial transaction that they’ll ever make, and it’s their home, so you are irreplaceable in that process.” Bowen noted how being recognized and receiving an award for his rookie year efforts was a tremendous honor. “It’s cool that this company recognizes you for your success,” he said. “You get a little bit more drive. You’re inspired a little bit more.” After careers in nursing and funeral service, Susan Schreffler entered real estate 25 years ago. She became a broker/Realtor for the McColly Bennett Real Estate office in Bourbonnais, Illinois, when McColly Real Estate merged with Bennett Homes in 2011 in Kankakee County. Brent Wright & Ron McColly in some ways,” Schreffler explained. “You listen to people and learn their needs, and then you go out and find a way to help address those needs.” Recently, Schreffler had a family who wanted to move to a favorite Illinois community, which unfortunately had no homes that met their needs on the market. Instead of just telling them sorry, Schreffler went to work, reaching out to owners and others she has encountered in her almost three decades of working for McColly and was able to find the perfect home for the family. That’s just one reason, for the last six years, the Schreffler-Winterroth Team has been an integral part of McColly Real Estate’s success in Illinois. Like all McColly Realtors, the team knows its communities well because it’s part of those communities. “This is an amazing company; it’s like family,” Schreffler said. “They offer so much to their agents and they are very supportive. It’s so great to be part of the McColly family.” “I decided to make a change and get into real estate because it’s similar to nursing To find an agent, sign up for real estate class or browse the newest homes on the market, visit paid adverTorial

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