#74 – Inside Our Industry – Happy 35th Anniversary to Us!Posted on
Happy 35th Anniversary to Us!
November 2021 marks a major milestone for Agracel – our 35th Anniversary! We’ve come a long way since Jack and Betinha Schultz started the company as a farmland investment venture in November 1986 above a downtown Effingham, IL fabric store.
Just five years ago, we boasted about our tremendous growth when we reached 13 million SF of development, up from 7 million SF developed since our 25th anniversary. This year, we topped 22 million SF developed! We are beyond excited about the last 5 years, especially given the trials of the last two, thanks to the pandemic.
Since our last Anniversary Celebration, we have opened a new office in Columbus, Ohio, to cover the Ohio Valley region. We continue to maintain offices in the Gulf States with an office in Birmingham, Alabama; the Southeast with our Greenville, South Carolina office; and the Kentucky/Tennessee region with our Nashville office.
We can’t say enough about the dedication and loyalty of Team Agracel! Our most veteran employee is celebrating her 33rd year with Agracel, while the majority of the team is marking somewhere between 15-30 years of service. That says something!
Thank you, Jack, for having the vision 35 years ago and for the faith you have placed in each one of us as we continue your vision and reach new heights.
Thank you to our clients, bankers and partners who have placed their trust in us and helped us reach this incredible milestone.
Here’s to the next 5 years of growth and success!