Published June 19, 2000|Updated Sept. 27, 2005

James Logistics of Elfers, a transportation management company operating with DOT broker authority since 1989, recently announced the appointment of Hope Brooks as manager of operations effective June 5. Brooks, who has more than 15 years of experience in transportation and brokerage, recently earned the Certified Transportation Broker designation. She has been a member of the James Logistics team since 1994.

The Horan Team of Remax Advantage Realty recently announced the following additions to its team: Renata Sobanski, buyer's agent; Marsha Phelps, transaction coordinator; and Sharon Bates, open house hostess.

Century 21 Professional Realty recently announced the top Realtors for May. In the New Port Richey office, Jeanine Hill was top producer/listing agent and John Tuccio was top closer. In the Hudson office, Bob Galbo earned the title of top producer, lister and closer.

Star One Realty recently announced that Marguerite Pugliese and multimillion dollar producer Don Kirchenheiter have joined the company.

Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey and Son Inc. Realtors recently announced the top producers for May: Fred Johnson, top lister; Joan Barbarulo, top producer; Michael Webb, top closer.

The West Pasco Board of Realtors recently announced the following new members of the Board: Designator Realtor Membership: Gail L. Shelt, Shelt Realty; Realtor membership: Joyce E. Vanneman (Kincade), Dan R. Parker, Marie M. Parker, Ruth C. Morgan and Anne S. Landreth, all of Prudential Tropical, New Port Richey, Richard W. Bolton Jr., NewHomes.Com, Renata Sobanski and Sue A. Foran, both of Remax Advantage, and Deborah L. Harbaugh, Regime Realty; Affiliate Membership: Lisa Baker, Peggy Madison, Rena Fulks, Linda Kowatch, Mary Krafcik, Roger Munson, Ramon Carrasco and Dave Ramsey, all of Flagstar Bank and Tom Slicker, Slicker Exterminators.

Paradise West Realty Inc. recently announced the following top agents for May: Mary Machiniak, top listing agent and Michelle Perkins, top sales agent.

Linda Coleman of Starkey Insurance Agency was recently awarded the William Armstead CLU Award as the North Suncoast Underwriter of the Year by the North Suncoast Association of Financial Advisors at the group's annual banquet. Coleman has been a licensed agent with Starkey Insurance for 15 years and was a service representative prior to that.


A conservatory and second-floor bonus room are highlights of Nohl Crest Homes' Carrington model home, which has opened in Fox Wood, a gated village in the $1.5-billion community of Trinity in southwest Pasco County.

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