Jim, Licensed Realtor since 1969 and an active member in community activities and also in my real estate profession. My Wife - Dee and I have three grown boys whom attended the Tallmadge Schools. Dee is a retired Pre-School Teacher after 25 years at the Treehouse Pre-School, First Congregational Church in Tallmadge. Jay and Shari West reside in Tallmadge with two children, Brianna and Gavin, Jay works for Chicago Title (Fidelity Title )and is the IT Manager for Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois,Wisconsin, and Minnesota, Shari is a Registered Nurse and works for Akron General Hospital. Jon and Bonnie West reside in West Chester (Liberty Township), Ohio and have two children, Jake and Gracie. Jon is Assistant City Manager for the Village of Indian Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio and Bonnie works for Proctor and Gamble in the Research Department. Doug West of Dayton, Ohio and has have two children - twins, Alexandra and Andrew. Doug is a pilot for United Airlines and is currently in the Ohio Airforce Reserve flying the C17 plane at Wright Patterson Airbase in Dayton, Ohio with the rank of LTC.
Licensed Realtor since 1969 and a Licensed Residential Appraiser since 1991.
October of 2011 - Named a Life Member of the Howard Hanna's President's Circle of Excellence. Named Realtor Emeritus by the National Association of Realtors at the 2009 Midyear Legislative Meetings.
2005 President of the Ohio Association of Realtors.
A Past Director of the National Association of Realtors.
Past President of the Akron Area Board of Realtors in 1990 and 1996.
Named Realtor of the Year by the Ohio Association of Realtors in 1991.
Appointed in 2010 as a Trustee for the Ohio Association of Realtors Charitable & Educational Foundation. President in 2013 and current member.
A current member and Past President (twice) of the Tallmadge Rotary.
Named a Paul Harris Fellow (twice) by Rotary International.
Alumni of the University of Akron and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Lone Star Fraternity.
Host of the BI -WEEKLY WNIR RADIO REAL ESTATE ADVICE LINE RADIO PROGRAM ON SUNDAYS 100.1 FM AT NOON SINCE 1989.
Certified Residential Broker (CRB) by the National Association of Realtors.
State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser by the State of Ohio, Residential since 1991.
Past member of the Board of Deacons at the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, Ohio.
May 2012 thru May 2013 Vice Moderator of the First Congregtational Church of Tallmadge, Ohio.
Currently a Director and Secretary of "Warriors Journey Home Ministry" of the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge.
President (2013 and 2014) of the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce and currently serving as a current Trustee.
Appointed in 2011 and currently serving as the Citizen Member of the Moral Commission, City of Tallmadge, Ohio.
Active member of the Community Improvement Corporation for the City of Cuyahoga Falls since October of 2003.
In June, 2017 received a 30 Year Pin as a Volunteer for the Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships at Firestone Golf Course and still an active volunteer.
June, 2013 appointed as a Member of the Ohio Association of Realtors Pension Trustees to present.
Awarded Annually the National Sales Excellence by The Realty Alliance - As being one of the Top 5% Nationwide for sales performance as one of the leading residential real estate professionals in North America.
Currently serving on the Fairway Villas at Catawba Island Home Owners Association as a Director since May, 2014.
May, 2015 to present - Elected President of the Fairway Villas at Catawba Island Home Owners Association.
May, 2017 named to the Lone Star Fraternity Hall of Fame at the University of Akron.
On October 15th, 2014 Awarded on behalf of the State of Ohio and The Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce named the Humanitarian of the Year for 2014.
October 2014 Appointed to the MCS Valuations Advisory Panel for the 2014-2015 Term (CoreLogic Collateral Solutions) Panel represents all Appraisers Nationwide.
March 2015 received the Designation Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) from the National Association of Realtors.
July 8th, 2017 Celebrated 50 Years of Marriage to my Wife - Dee West.
Members of the West Team at Howard Hanna are: Beau Schluep 330.730.5355, Dave Evans 330.603.7230, Julie Schultz 330.573.4691 or Dana Brulport 440.360.0775 ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS. GIVE ONE OF THESE PROFESSIONALS A CALL OR MYSELF .
A favorite saying of mine by Walt Whitman:
"Give me a house to call my own.
Family and friends to make it a home.
Love and kindness that never will depart.
Enough to fill a thankful heart."