Bennett Shellenberger Realty (BSR) is the oldest realty company in the state of Colorado. Established in Colorado Springs in 1890 under the name of the Bennett Co. by Charles P. Bennett, a tradition of quality service has sustained the company’s longevity from then to now. The company began a year before the 1891 Cripple Creek gold mining rush and many of the old advertisements framed in the BSR conference room today reference this event and the effect it had on the growth of Colorado Springs. The original Bennett Co. was located at the center of town on the corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade Avenues alongside the Evening Telegraph newspaper. The original building distinguished by a carved Indian head, still stands today.
As the company expanded, Harry Shellenberger joined Bennett in 1911, establishing the present name of Bennett Shellenberger Realty (BSR). Present day owner, Tom Gorab entered the company owned by his father, Ed Gorab, in 1976 to expand the management division becoming the sole owner in 1984. BSR has a proven history of providing professional residential sales and management and Community Association Management to the Pikes Peak region. The character of the company is best expressed in an announcement published by the Gazette in May of 1922 celebrating “32 Years Today”. It contained the following statement: “We do not arrogate to ourselves supremacy in our vocation. Only popular verdict, not self-glorification, can place one on such a pedestal.” It is truly our desire that our clients will experience a level of professionalism and service that will continue to set us apart.
Still located on Pikes Peak Avenue, the current BSR office is located in the Memorial Park Office Building directly across from Memorial Park. To contact a BSR professional, please CLICK HERE to leave us a message. Or do it the old fashion way by calling us at (719) 471-1703 to set up an appointment to meet face to face. You can expect the same great service today that has kept us in business for over 125 years!