THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

Dick Leike

Crye-Leike Realtors
Founder

Crye-Leike Realtors was established in January 1977 in Memphis, TN by Harold Crye and Dick Leike, becoming the largest firm in Memphis within three years. Regional operations were expanded in 1992 into the Middle Tennessee real estate market (Nashville), becoming the largest firm in Nashville within one year.

In 1993, Crye-Leike reached its first milestone of $1.01 billion in sales volume, but the momentum has since continued at a record pace. In 1998, Crye-Leike surpassed the $2 billion mark over a one-year period at $2.5 billion in sales volume, and just one year later, topped the $3 billion mark at $3.02 billion. Today, Crye-Leike is the 5th largest real estate company in the country, and has offices in Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Dick is also active in the community, he currently serves on the Board of Germantown Education Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, Meritan, Walk to Cure Diabetes, and Memphis Shelby County Industrial Development Board, just to name a few.

Description of Business:

Crye-Leike Inc.-Real estate sales, leasing, property management, development

Crye-Leike Insurance, Inc.-General insurance agency

Crye-Leike Home Services-Provides names of reputable references for homeowner service needs

Success Real Estate School-General real estate education classes

Realty Title and Escrow Company-Real estate title and closing services

Focus relocation-Providers of relocation services for companies

Magna Bank-Founding Director

Year Business Founded:

1977

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘An entrepreneur is one who takes responsibility for their own actions, risks the comfort of the status quo, in order to create and promote a new product or better service that achieves respect from both peers and the public, becoming recognized as the standard of the world in its field.”

For More Information: http://www.crye-leike.com