About Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Established in 1957 by Howard and Anne Freyvogel Hanna, with a single office in Pittsburgh, the family-owned Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is now the 4th largest real estate company in the country.* Founded as the Howard Hanna Company, the family business was an integral part of growing up in the Hanna household. Today, Howard and Anne’s three children, Hoddy, Helen and Annie, and the third generation, Annie Hanna Engel, Hoby Hanna, Kelly Hanna Riley, Duffy Hanna and Dennis Cestra, Jr. carry on the family tradition throughout the company. Through the years, we have grown to be the top real estate company in the markets we serve. And with that success we also continue to be mindful of our purpose. It is to this simple philosophy, and to the exceptional people with whom we work, that we owe our past, present and future success.

Our Mission

We are a family-owned, full-service real estate company, providing the finest in real estate, mortgage, title and insurance services. We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect our pride in our company, ourselves and each other, and in the people and communities that we serve. Through our knowledge, integrity and innovation, we are able to participate in our customers’ realization of the American Dream.

Our Vision

  • To be recognized as the highest quality, most professional real estate services company in every market we serve
  • To provide unparalleled, innovative, and comprehensive real estate services to each client, creating a lifelong relationship
  • To foster learning, teamwork, mutual respect, and personal excellence within our company
  • To give time and resources to help bring a better quality of life to those less fortunate
  • To welcome change and embrace diversity
  • To cultivate the optimal financial growth and stability of the company and our associates
  • To lead and serve with integrity, pride, and enthusiasm in all we do
Howard W. Hanna, Jr.
Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III
Helen Hanna Casey
Annie Hanna Cestra
Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV
Robert M. Biggar, Jr.
Nick Bozovich
Kristine M. Burdick
Jacqueline Cassara
Thomas M. Ceponis
Dennis A. Cestra, Sr.
Gail H. Coleman
Armand D’Alfonso
Jon F. Deegan
Tracy Rossetti Delvaux
Ronald L. Dishler
Dennis D. Drennan
J. Keefe Ellis
Annie Hanna Engel, Esq.
Robina R. English
Iva M. Fiorina
Lisa Fleming
Yvonne L. Guthrie
Gregory F. Hammill
F. Duffy Hanna, Esq.
M. Jean Hayes
Darlene A. Hunter
Sherri L. Johnson
Kelly Hanna Riley
William Russo
Susan M. Sadowski
Kelly A. Silver
Mark D. Steele
Meredith C. Stephenson
Melissa Crockett Willis

Children’s Free Care Fund

Our company-wide “Choo Choo Chow Chow” campaign raised $936,664 in 2014 for children’s free care funds at local children’s hospitals, thanks to the hard work and heartfelt continued dedication of our agents, managers and staff, along with the wonderful support of the community.

The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund, established in 1988, has partnered with over 20 children’s hospitals and organizations, and has donated more than $10 million to provide medical care to all children, regardless of insurance or the family’s ability to pay.

Coats for Kids

Howard Hanna and Coats for Kids have partnered for 32 years to ensure that the children and families of Northeastern Ohio have warm coats each winter. In 2013, we collected over 1,700 coats. Since 1981, Coats for Kids has provided coats to over 500,000 local children.