HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Roberts Brothers Inc. Realtors, in Mobile, Ala., which expands the company’s presence in the Southeast. Roberts Brothers has about 200 sales associates operating out of six offices in the greater Mobile area.
“The acquisition of Roberts Brothers, a marquee company with a 59-year history, strengthens our presence in the dynamic southeastern region of the United States,” said Ron Peltier, president and CEO of HomeServices. “The addition of Johnny Roberts and his team reinforces our commitment to acquire companies with proven leadership talent. We are pleased to expand our footprint in Alabama with such a highly skilled group of managers and sales associates.”
Tommy Brigham, president and chief executive officer of RealtySouth, an Alabama-based HomeServices company, said, “I look forward to partnering with Roberts Brothers. Johnny Roberts and I are close friends and have had a strong collaborative relationship for many years. The addition of Roberts Brothers to the HomeServices family is a truly great addition and clearly enhances our substantial market strength throughout the state of Alabama and positions us for success in the Gulf coastal regions nearby.”
John “Johnny” Roberts Jr., president of Roberts Brothers, added, “This partnership offers a vast array of growth opportunities for our company on a multitude of levels, especially our evolution into a full homeownership services company. We feel confident in our ability to grow HomeServices’ market position in Mobile, the gulf coast of Alabama and Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle.”
HomeServices’ presence in Alabama began in 2002 with the acquisition of RealtySouth, the leading residential real estate company in Alabama. Combined, RealtySouth and Roberts Brothers have approximately 1,400 sales associates and operate 28 offices in the greater Birmingham area, Clanton, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Montgomery, Mobile and the Mobile Bay Area.
HomeServices of America Inc., based in Minneapolis, is the second-largest home-ownership services provider country. HomeServices’ operating companies offer real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties and other home-ownership services. HomeServices operates in 18 states.
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