Untitled - William E. Wood and Associates
Built on a Tradition of Excellence
In 1957, Howard and Anne Freyvogel Hanna opened a single
real estate office in Pittsburgh, and now, the family-owned
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 4th largest real
estate company in the country. We work hard every day, in
every transaction, to reflect our pride in our company, ourselves,
each other, and in the people and communities that we serve.
We have the financial strength to create one of America’s
leading real estate organizations, providing world-class home
buying and selling programs, services and marketing for all
our customers. Just look at our industry-leading website and
the technology tools we provide our sales associates; it’s
Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III serves as Chairman and CEO;
Helen Hanna Casey, President; and Annie Hanna Cestra,
Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer; and third generation,
Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, serves as President of Howard
Both companies have a long tradition of generous community
involvement. Howard Hanna has raised more than $8 million
for the Children’s Free Care Fund, and their Coats for Kids
campaign has provided warm coats to thousands of local
children. The William E. Wood Foundation has donated to
students who need financial assistance in order to pursue
William E. Wood was formed in January, 1972, with three sales their education, teens in crisis and counseling, and homeless
associates in a small office on Rouse Drive in Virginia Beach. shelters and their residents.
Just three months later, they moved into larger quarters at 5633
Princess Anne Road, and by the end of the company's first Thanks to unbelievable hard work and commitment to
year in business, they’d expanded with an Insurance Division, excellence, we are breaking records year after year. We are
a Farm, Land Management and Consulting Department, and truly unmatched in the markets we serve, and we didn’t get
Commercial-Industrial-Investment Division. Through the years, here by chance. With highly-trained sales associates, using
William E. Wood has grown to be the number one real estate the most innovative tools in the industry and unparalleled
company in the region.
leadership, we are creating a championship team.
Today, these two dynamic companies merge, beginning a new We’re designing a great future of success for everyone in the
and vibrant relationship. Both founded on humble beginnings, organization, on both a professional and personal level. We
Howard Hanna and William E. Wood are admired and respected are confident that together we will do great things!
in the industry. This merger creates a vast concentration of
sales associates, over 150 offices and innovative services
spanning eight states, all with one goal in mind – being “The
The best is yet to come.
Best in the Business!”
Howard W. Hanna, Jr.
We are a family-owned, full-service real estate company,
providing the finest in real estate, mortgage, title and insurance
services. We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect
our pride in our company, ourselves and each other, and
in the people and communities that we serve. Through our
knowledge, integrity and innovation, we are able to participate
in our customers’ realization of the American Dream.
Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III
Chairman & CEO
Helen Hanna Casey
President, William E. Wood and
Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV
Annie Hanna Cestra
Executive VP & COO
VP/General Mgr., William E.
Wood and Associates
F. Duffy Hanna, Esq.
President & General Counsel,
Barristers Land Abstract Company
Kelly Hanna Riley
VP, Hanna Holdings
Annie Hanna Engel, Esq.
President, Howard Hanna Insurance
Services & Chief Legal Counsel
To be recognized as the highest quality, most professional
real estate services company in every market we serve.
To provide unparalleled, innovative and comprehensive
real estate services to each client, thus creating a lifelong
To foster learning, teamwork, mutual respect and personal
excellence within our company.
To give time and resources to help bring a better quality of life
to those less fortunate.
To welcome change and embrace diversity.
To cultivate the optimal financial growth and stability of the
company and our associates.
To lead and serve with integrity, pride and enthusiasm in
all we do.
4th Largest Home Seller in the USA
#4 Largest Real Estate
Company in the USA
#1 in Ohio
#1 in Pennsylvania
#1 in Homeowners Insurance
#3 in Home Warranties Sold
#5 in Mortgage Closings
#5 in Title Closings
*REAL Trends 500, ranked by closed transaction sides for 2012,
REAL Trends Magazine, May 2013. REAL Trends, Inc. is the
leader in providing knowledge about trends, events and strategies
in residential brokerage. RIS Media’s Annual Power Broker Survey,
ranked by closed transaction sides for 2012, RIS Media REAL
ESTATE Magazine, April 2013.
Together we did great things.
$10 billion in combined sales volume
53,000 property transactions
$1.2 billion in mortgage volume*
$2 billion in combined title volume
8,500 closed insurance units*
13,360 home warranties*
*Howard Hanna only.
Howard Hanna History
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services founded by Howard and Anne
Hanna at the corner of Bayard and Craig Streets in Pittsburgh, PA
Appraisal Services Division established
Condominium Division established; Relocation Services Division
Commercial Division established
Property Management Division established; Barristers Land
Abstract Company founded
Homes of Distinction Division established
Howard Hanna Financial Services established; exclusive 100%
Money Back Guarantee introduced
1985 Howard Hanna Insurance Services established
The Howard Hanna Sunday Showcase of Homes television show
debuts, the first of its kind to be shown on a major network
New Homes Division established; Choo Choo Chow Chow
fundraising campaign created
1992 Alan Kells School of Real Estate, Inc. established; RealTrends and
National Relocation and Real Estate Magazines list Howard Hanna
as the #1 residential broker in Pennsylvania
www.HowardHanna.com unveiled - the first major real estate
company in the country to post all properties for sale
Del Realty in Youngstown/Mahoning Valley, OH acquired, first
office in Ohio; Branchise Division established
First office opens in Erie, PA with the acquisition of Spiegel Realtors
First office in West Virginia opens in Weirton, WV – Howard Hanna
Real Trends Magazine ranks Howard Hanna the 27th largest real
estate company in the U.S.
Smythe Cramer Co. merges with Howard Hanna in Cleveland /
Northeastern OH; Real Trends Magazine ranks Howard Hanna as
the 9th largest real estate company in the U.S.
First office in New York opens in Chautauqua, NY
Real Trends Magazine ranks Howard Hanna the #1 real estate
company in Ohio
2008 HowardHanna.com named one of the nine best real estate
websites in the country by 1000 Watt consulting; acquires Ohio’s
second largest and the country’s 23rd largest real estate company,
Realty One, adding 34 offices to the company’s presence in
Introduces the Howard Hanna Assurance program, including
Apartment Dwellers Trade-in program; Howard Hanna Mortgage
introduces Worry Free Home Buying; RealTrends Magazine ranks
Howard Hanna as the 4th largest real estate company in the U.S.
Howard Hanna partners with Zillow.com and Realtor.com; first
office opens in Michigan - Edward Surovell Realtors in Ann Arbor,
MI merges with Howard Hanna, adding 10 offices in Michigan
Chartwell Group Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Chartwell
Auction Group merged with Howard Hanna’s Ohio Commercial
Division; Morgan-Collins, Inc. merges with Howard Hanna in York,
PA, adding two offices serving Southern Pennsylvania and Maryland
What Howard Hanna Sales Associates are Saying
We have over 4,000 of the most skilled, professional and
dedicated sales associates in the business. Our culture is one
of commitment to our customers AND to each other.
“I am impressed with all the programs Howard Hanna offers to benefit my clients and
customers. I’ve really enjoyed the recognition and support Howard Hanna gives to
their sales associates. They understand that treating customers and associates well
is the most important part of the business.”
- Bill Flood - Ann Arbor, MI
"Choosing a real estate company to work with was easy after initially interviewing with
a local competitor. I was amazed their manager actually referenced Howard Hanna
as the 'market leader' several times during the interview. It is very helpful to have a
non-competing manager at Howard Hanna who is easy to access at all times."
- Diane Tatano - Peters Township, PA
"In this life there are not many cheering for you to overcome, do well, get up in the
morning and succeed. I feel from my manager to Helen, Hoddy and Annie they are in
a sense a cheering section offering rewards, incentives and creative motivations that
say 'well done'. I like this atmosphere. As a teacher of 31 years the harder I worked
the same amount of pay I received…no rewards at all. As a realtor the opposite is
- Bob Henninger - Erie, PA
“I’m proud to be a member of the extended Hanna Family - a solid and generous asset
to the greater community. I look forward to continuing to serve my clients with all the
great tools and assistance at my disposal from Howard Hanna and appreciate how
kind and generous they are to their employees.”
- Christine Fitzsimons - Chelsea, MI
“What I love about Howard Hanna is the fact that I can be in Westlake, Mentor,
Willoughby, Hudson or anywhere and feel that I am at home in my own office! And of
course, the people!”
- Sharon Friedman - Pepper Pike, OH
“Howard Hanna is my favorite! I love that at Howard Hanna I feel like I am part of a
team, and the entire company is my team! If I have a question, someone is always
there to answer and give support. If I am trying to reach a goal, someone is always
there to push and encourage. There is no other company where the CEO or President
knows every associate’s name and greets you like an old friend when you see them.
That makes Howard Hanna feel really special to me. It's a family company, and you
really feel like you are part of the family here.”
- Molly Finley - Fox Chapel, PA
“It has been my pleasure to be a member of the Howard Hanna family and team! I
have gone full circle from a small family run firm to a large franchise and now back
to a family run business that possesses the same core values I use in my personal
and professional life. Howard Hanna is a well oiled machine that gives their sales
associates the benefits of a large business and the hands on closeness of a family.”
- Allison Fishwick - Ann Arbor, MI
"I chose Howard Hanna because it is the market leader and has the advertising,
website and talent to continue to be #1 in the marketplace. I believe the training,
teamwork, and idea sharing are all crucial to building a stronger company and to my
- Heather Price - Cleveland Heights, OH
"Howard Hanna has set me up for success and made me feel at home. I feel that no
matter how the real estate market is going I can still have success with Howard Hanna."
- Brandon Watson - Solon, OH
“The level of support I can count on from the Hannas, my regional manager, my
manager, Howard Hanna Financial, Barristers Land Abstract, and the Insurance
Division is AMAZING!”
- Deborah Kane - Monroeville, PA
“Howard Hanna uses cutting edge technology that equips us with agent tools and
marketing, allowing us to be more productive while serving our clients!”
- K.M. Alexander - Morgantown, WV
"Howard Hanna provides phenomenal on-going support and training. Howard Hanna
wants to see their agents succeed and provide an environment to make that happen."
- Allison Wouters - Chagrin Falls, OH
"I enjoy working for Howard Hanna because of the personal relationship the Hanna
Family has with their sales associates, and because they pay attention to what
buyers and sellers need in today’s market place. I also like the fact that we work
with a team approach."
- Mary Eve Kearns - Peters Township, PA
"I like the support and training Howard Hanna offers. They are family owned with
regional clout, and multi-generational marketing. It is a growth oriented company."
- Ken Worley - York, PA
“My very favorite reason for loving Howard Hanna is our managers. They give me the
freedom to do what I do best, sell real estate. They are always there to answer my
questions and to make sure I’m doing things properly and in the best interest of my
- Millie Walker - Camp Hill, PA
“Howard Hanna is a progressive company always looking ahead to the future, keeping
agents ahead of the curve. I like the company support and backing. Howard Hanna is
not a stagnant company, we are always growing and being innovative.”
- Anne LaPaglia - Fredonia, NY
"I chose HH due to the location of the office in Beaver. I also recognize HH as a large,
professional company that can get results. I want to be part of an organization that
helps its employees and is successful overall."
- Will Chamberlain - Beaver County, PA
"Howard Hanna has terrific technology tools, a wide variety of marketing and
always someone available for support and assistance. This has made my
transition here seamless."
- Janeen Agudio - Chippewa, PA
...and the best is yet to come.
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