Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 6:42 pm

Mel Foster marks 2012 sales growth

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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com


Mel Foster Co. celebrated increased 2012 sales at its recent annual awards reception.

The residential real estate division achieved a sales jump of 12.7 percent from last year.Mel Foster Co.'s commercial real estate boasted an 83 percent increase from 2011, its highest sales volume since 2005.

"Market conditions can only help a company achieve a certain degree of sales growth," CEO Rob Fick said during the event at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. "What really drove our success in 2012 was the hard work done by our agents and staff.

"Companywide, our associates place a high value on building and nurturing relationships and giving clients unparalleled service. Loyalty to clients and to company lead to remarkable results."

A total of 114 agents were recognized for achieving membership in the company's different sales club levels including chairman, executive, president and honor clubs. Top honors were awarded to:

-- Diane Franks, Residential Top Illinois Sales
-- Brad Boeye, Residential Top Iowa Sales
-- Thad DenHartog, Commercial Top Sales
-- Leigh Butler, Insurance Top Personal Lines
-- Mike Smith, Insurance Top Producer
-- Mike Kessel, Insurance Top Employee Benefits

The average sale price for Mel Foster residential real estate was $146,553, an increase of nearly 3 percent from last year.Mel Foster Insurance, headquartered in Davenport, saw continued growth in all areas of expertise including personal, business, employee benefits and group retirement planning.

With all three divisions of Mel Foster Co. seeing an increase, the total sales volume increased by 19.4 percent from 2011. For more information, visit www.melfosterco.com.