Caroline King Billipp, Julie Greenwood, Linda King, Meg Greenwood Rice (Photo by Michelle Watson)
David Chapman, Susanne Wheat, Philip Zerwas (Photo by Michelle Watson)
Anthony & Alex Heins, Sarah Stopchinski, Rachel Rosson (Photo by Michelle Watson)
Oscar Gonzalez, Jeremy Fain (Photo by Michelle Watson)
George & Allison Strake (Photo by Michelle Watson)
Willie Turner, Laura Cardno (Photo by Michelle Watson)
Brittany Utterback, Haley Urquhart (Photo by Michelle Watson)
Cathy Blum, Debbie Levine (Courtesy photo)
Meg Greenwood Rice, Rebecca Turner (Photo by Michelle Watson)
Janice Wilson, Jan Yardley, Bruce Bardwell, Karin Tennant and Stephanie Sauer (Courtesy photo)
Elaine Ellender, Melinda Noel (Courtesy photo)
Colleen Sherlock, Heather Harvey and Pat Mueller (Courtesy photo)
Alex Heins, Karin Tennant (Courtesy photo)
Heidi Dugan, Sharon Ballas (Courtesy photo)
By any standards, a 35th anniversary is worth crowing about. That is particularly so during the current topsy turvy real estate world where mergers and acquisitions seem to be the norm. So when a privately-held real estate company stands its ground and scores three and a half decades of success with the founders still in charge, it is an anniversary worth celebrating.
So it was that more than 300 friends, family and clients poured into Greenwood King‘s swank Upper Kirby headquarters to salute founders Julie Greenwood and Linda King and their team for the commendable milestone.
The duo put their talents together back in 1984, making a go of it when Houston was all but cratering from the oil bust and the subsequent economic downturn. From that start, the women have built their firm into a colossal that boasts 160 agents and 60 staff members, plus annual sales surpassing $1.5 billion. Greenwood King is one of the largest independently owned real estate firms in Houston with a focus on high-end properties.
In a good neighbor gesture, Greenwood King tapped Armandos to provide the Tex/Mex party fare. And as if the chatter among the enthused guests might ever subside, Divisi Strings provided the upbeat background music.
PC Seen: Sharon Ballas, Elaine Ellender, Heidi Dugan, Lorraine Abercrombie, Tim Surratt, Cathy Blum, Debbie Levine, Bonnie Laughlin, Sandy Benson,J eremy Fain, Janice Wilson, Jan Yardley, Bruce Bardwell, Karin Tennant, Stephanie Sauer, Oscar Gonzales, Colleen Sherlock, Heather Harvey, Alex Heins and Melinda Noel.