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The Reese Group: 50 Years Of Family Ownership

The Reese Group today employs more than 500 people, including a talented management team. Back row, from left: Brian Buckner, national retail sales manager; Mike Schmit, Northeast business manager; Nathan Richards, Southeast retail sales manager; Don Alldredge, Southwest regional VP; Phil Otto, Central regional VP; Matt Reese, Military VP; Michael Reid, business manager/analyst, Nashville; and Rhonda Sweeney, accounting operations manager. Front row, from left: Mike Prescott, division VP, Kingsport; Nikki Johnson, business manager; Tom Jessee, Southeast regional VP; Ryan Reese, VP; Steve Lyons, VP, Dollar/Discount; Darrell Reese, company president; and Rhonda Holmes, CFO.
The Reese Group today employs more than 500 people, including a talented management team.

The heritage of the Reese Group’s 50 years of family ownership dates back to 1966 when Paul Reese joined the Nashville, Tennessee, broker established in 1902.

As one of the oldest brokerage houses in the country, the Reese Group represents some of the top brands across the industry. And while the family-owned company—headquartered in the heart of Music City—prides itself as the leading regional, independent broker in the U.S., it does big business across the nation. In fact, the Reese Group today includes 22 offices from Florida to Idaho. By 2020, the company plans to cover the entire U.S., becoming only the fourth national broker.Reese Group logo

The business today is led by Paul’s sons, Larry and Darrell Reese. Darrell serves as president of the company, and Larry is president of the business’ Military Division.

The special section below celebrates the brokerage firm’s semi centennial, its history and its ambitious plans for the future.

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