Two Coldwell Banker brokerages in West Central Indiana have teamed up, according to a press release from the two family-owned companies. Coldwell Banker Helman Realtors President Troy Helman explains the firm’s new merger is “a family-owned business working with another family-owned business.”
“Coldwell Banker Helman Realtors will be officially joining with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, the largest Coldwell Banker franchise affiliate in the U.S.,” he added. Founded in 1968 as the Larry Helman Agency, the Terre Haute-based brokerage soon expanded and became an affiliate of Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates in 1982. At that time, the name changed to Coldwell Banker Larry Helman, REALTORS® and eventually to Coldwell Banker Larry Helman REALTORS®. Now, their relationship to Coldwell Banker is changing once again.
“Our business is growing and changing, but our commitment to the Terre Haute community, our commitment to our clients, our brokers and staff will not change. In reality, this change will only make us better and stronger,” said Coldwell Banker Helman Realtors Vice President Bernice Helman. The move will bring the opportunities for more services, for staff as well as clients. Helman added: “The products and services Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group offers is well beyond anything that we could offer to our clients and brokers … This isn’t Troy and I moving onto something else, the entire team is taking this next step.”
As her husband Troy noted in a press release, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group is also family-run. Like the Helmans, the Prodehl family has maintained the firm for several decades. “My father, Ed Prodehl, started his real estate career in 1971 and is our chairman today,” CEO Mike Prodehl has said of their Coldwell Banker history. “While the business side of real estate has changed over the years, we’re still a family-owned company with family-first values. Our agents are family and so are our clients.”