Oops. Look What I did.

Please pardon our mess. The theme we have been using for about four years was no longer supported and broke our site recently.

In the process of moving the office, changing themes, and general summer business we are not getting this rebuilt as fast as we’d like. This site isn’t pretty but will give you the basic needs and we’ll unveil a new site soon. I promise.

We have this temporary site including the blog that will be updated below this post.

Thanks to Everyone for a Great Ribbon Cutting

We were so overwhelmed with the wonderful response from the community with more than 40 folks joining us on Friday for our ribbon cutting with the Delaware Area Chamber and Main Street Delaware.

“We have always loved being part of the Delaware community, but this event made us feel like you might actually like us.”

President & Broker Toby E. Boyce

The new location is great to enjoy visiting and features a 1960s bowling alley as the conference room table among other things that C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. tried to add its personal touch to the downtown Delaware scene.

C.G. Boyce Real Estate co. new location.
Welcome to C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. new location at 11 1/2 West Winter Street in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.

In addition, we offered a “swag bag” with some great giveaway items from Cassandra Converse Insurance Agency, Monarch Title Services, Richwood Banking Company, Peacock Water Services, C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co., Universal Mobile Bears of Central Ohio, Covey Rise Farms, and Cruise Planners’ Nicole Lamar.

Lamar from Universal Mobile Bears of Central Ohio gave away a free party which went to Meghann Dunning of Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal. Charlie and Kerissa from Covey Rise Farms donated a gift card for some of their amazing pasture-raised meat and Alyssa Howard with Howard Auctions won that prize.

From right to left, Eric Moulton, Holly Quaine, Toby Boyce, Olivia Boyce, Gretchen Boyce, Susie Biebler, and Kelsey Scott took part in the ribbon-cutting on Friday at C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. Thanks to Matthew Tway for sharing the image on Facebook.

Didn’t have a chance to check us out? Please don’t hesitate to stop by or drop us a line and we’ll grab a cub of coffee.

Thank you Delaware for your love and support.

No you’re crying.

Thank You Delaware!

Thank You Delaware For Naming C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. No. 2 Real Estate Agency!

The phone call was a bit of a shock, when the Delaware Gazette reached out to us a few weeks ago.

“We’d like to congratulate you on being an award winner in the real estate agency category.”

Delaware Gazette

Broker and President Toby Boyce stumbled on that one for a second.

career in real estate in central ohio
Interested in a career in real estate? Call Toby today at (740) 990-9748!

With more than 1,500 individuals casting more than 10,000 votes – across all categories – area readers had voted C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. the number two real estate agency in the county. We didn’t campaign for it like so many did and we have only one agent in Delaware County while the other winners – Better Homes & Garden Big Hill (#1) and Price Realty (#3) — are substantially larger.

We are honored that you trust us with your real estate needs. We have agents in Mt. Vernon, Mansfield and Delaware to service your needs throughout the Central and North-Central Ohio regions.

Memorial Day Memories

I still remember the day like yesterday, sitting at my desk in the Mowery Alumni Center at Ohio Wesleyan University when the phone rang.

“Hi Toby, this is blank blank with the Dispatch.”

Army Staff Sgt. Shamus Goare
Staff Sgt. Shamus Goare

I worked in public relations, the media calling was not a total shock. But the next words out her mouth put my jaw on the floor. “Do you know Shamus Goare? I’d like to talk to you about his life.”

That’s how I found out that one of my best friends from high school had been killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. I could learn a lot more, but I haven’t been able to do it. You see, Staff Sgt. Goare was part of the ill-fated mission that became a best-selling book and movie Lone Survivor. I even have an autographed copy on the book shelf. My dad read it, several friends have read it, but I haven’t been able to read it or watch the movie.

And I don’t pretend that the loss of my friend can in anyway be compared to the losses felt by spouses, children and parents all over the nation. But 25-years after graduation I’d love to have a cold brew and talk aviation with him like we did so often in high school … well except the cold brew part.

But Staff Sgt. Goare had bigger plans and I’m beyond honored to have called this “”Nighstalker” a friend.

God bless all our fallen heroes and may their families be remembered every day of the year not just on Memorial Day.

Click here to read the Military Times article following the funeral.

Delaware County General Health District Moving

Delaware County General Health District announces that it has purchased land in southern Delaware to build a new facility.

“As Delaware County continues to increase in population, we too have had to grow in order to provide important public health services to our communities. As much as we have loved being located in downtown Delaware, we have simply outgrown our current location.”

Health Commissioner Shelia Hissleson
Image from Delaware County Auditor’s web site showcases the three parcels of land that were purchased by the Delaware County General Health District for its new facilities.

The new location on South Sandusky Street is the former Leroy Jenkins building and land. The new building will be 30,000 square feet with more than 200 parking spaces. They are expected to break ground in 2020.

There will be a public hearing on the project on June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Terra Nova Community Church at 425 South Sandusky Street.

With several years before the building will be complete, it is going to be interesting to see the effect this has on the downtown real-estate market. The Health District has one of the largest footprints downtown. They will vacate three or four additional first-floor store fronts along West Winter to go with two complete stories of office space on the upper levels.

However, with occupancy on first-floor at nearly 100% it is hard to believe those units won’t be spoken for before the paint is even dry on the new facility. There has been a struggle to fill second-floor office space across the street — above Coffeeology, Jimmy Johns and the like — that this could exasperate with a large amount of downtown office space suddenly coming available.

Granted, I’m assuming they’ll leave it as office. Which it is very possible that it could be converted to mixed-use with residential on the upper levels and retail on the first floor. Very similar to what is being seen in several of the other downtown storefronts.

Only time will tell.