Located alongside the same street as The Ridge Café, Cascade Realty (1991) Ltd. had its grand opening on Friday, March 4th . The company has been operational since early February with three local realtors on board.
Claudette Huber has been with the Chetwynd-based company since October of 2003. Karen Meyer joined in February 2004 and Anthony (Tony) Boos very recently in February 2005.
Cascade Realty in both Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, are owned by Managing Brokers Gerald Vipond and Marianne Elshof. The two started the Chetwynd branch in 1991 and while they had two realtors located in Tumbler Ridge, they felt that once they had three, it was time to open an office here.
Vipond feels the market is good now and will support the need for the Tumbler Ridge branch. He points out that the business will certainly be managed by the Tumbler Ridge team, but he is responsible for all that goes on in the office.
Elshof agrees, adding, ? It wasn?t feasible to open an office with two realtors, but three makes sense.? The two want to make sure everyone understands how important integrity and honesty is for their company to succeed.
Huber and Meyer started home offices when hired by Cascade, prior to the downtown office opening. Huber smiles when she thinks about it and looks right at home behind her desk in Cascade Realty.