Perry & Co. Launches Its 40th Anniversary Celebration At The 2011 Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale
Perry & Co. Realtors officially launched its 40th Anniversary celebration at last night’s Preview Party for the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Plant Sale. “Celebrating Forty Years Of Extraordinary Customer Service To Our Real Estate Clients.”
“We thought it was fitting to start our 40th Anniversary celebrations at the Gardens, a special place for all of us at Perry & Co.,” said R. Don Larrance, CEO. Perry & Co. has been a sponsor of programs at the Denver Botanic Gardens for over a decade, and has hosted most of their client appreciation parties in the Gardens over the years. This is the second year in a row that Perry & Co. has sponsored the Plant Sale. The company is hosting a booth and giving away special seeded bookmarks with the company’s 40th Anniversary logo to visitors.
The company was started in 1971 when four real estate and insurance agents – Ken Perry, Don Larrance, Ed Talmadge and Ken Grunwald — split off from Bishop-Perry & Co. to continue doing business in Denver, while the rest of the company relocated to do business in Vail. The original downtown office was moved to Cherry Creek in 1976 and continues to be the headquarters for the company’s 65 agents, who work there and in Perry & Co.’s satellite retail showcase offices in Cherry Creek North and Greenwood Village.
Today Don Larrance is the sole proprietor of the company and has kept it locally-owned and privately-held since its establishment. In 2002, Don’s son, Jon Larrance, came into the company to upgrade the company’s website and overall technology. Today, Jon is the company’s COO & Relocation Director as well as keeping an eye on the company’s technology. “I certainly was approached over the years to sell, but I never found the right fit for our agents. I never found an offer that would continue our family-like culture,” said Don. “Now, with Jon at the company, not only is there our family-like culture to sustain, but a legacy, too. I’m proud of that.”
Asked the biggest difference to doing real estate today versus 40 years ago, Don Larrance said, “Paperwork!” He recalls that the contract to buy and sell real estate was one page long and the closing documents included one settlement sheet. Rules and regulations over the past 40 years have changed the process of buying and selling real estate but it’s the Internet that has dramatically changed how homes are marketed. The one thing that hasn’t changed? “Our desire to help people buy and sell homes. Real estate will always be about a relationship of trust between agent and client. I’m proud that our agents have their clients’ interests at the center of their business and that hasn’t changed at Perry & Co. in 40 years,” said Larrance.
Visitors to the Gardens over the Plant Sale weekend are invited to stop by the Perry & Co. booth, staged as an outdoor room, to meet an agent, share a story and pick up a seeded bookmark along with new plants for their garden.
For more information about Perry & Co. go to www.perryandco.com or call 303.399.7777. For stories about our 40 year history follow our blog and our Facebook Fanpage!
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Congratulations Don on 40 wonderful years as a great company. I was so lucky to be part of it for 6 years. I miss you guys and congratulations again!
Congratulations on the 40 years! Love your blog too, especially all the events you put up for the 4th of July!