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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Vermilion River Realty launches new Web site, brand

WAKEMAN — In an effort to better and more effectively connect buyers and sellers, Vermilion River Realty has launched its new brand and client friendly Web site at www.vermilionriverrealty.com.

The new brand and Web site, developed by Cincinnati-based Web development and brand firm Eisen Management Group, showcases the hometown roots of the Wakeman and New London real estate firm that specializes in matching buyers and sellers to rural and riverfront properties in the Western Reserve and Firelands areas.

The site features an ease of navigation designed to enable buyers to quickly view available homes and land and schedule a consultation. Sellers also can begin the listing process online, calculate their possible mortgage and learn valuable tips on buying and selling their home quickly.

The new Web site also features a community relations project with area animal shelters, and an ongoing look inside the renovation of a colonial home. Web users may also request a free booklet from VRR that provides valuable information on the buying and selling process.

Kirk runs appraisals at O.R. Colan

Eric Kirk will be assigned to the Cleveland office of O.R. Colan Associates, where he will serve as appraisal manager. He will establish a national appraisal division, and he will evaluate the appraisal resource needs of all O. R. Colan operational regions.

Kirk is an alumnus of both the University of Toledo and Ashland University and has had a 30-year career in real estate. He began his career with the Home Savings & Loan Association of Norwalk. He currently is the director of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and he is actively pursuing the MAI designation.

O. R. Colan Associates is a national firm specializing in real estate solutions for public agencies maintaining eminent domain authority. The organization has been heavily involved in high-profile local projects such as the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Expansion project, the on-going Cleveland Public Schools reconstruction project, and ODOT's Innerbelt Reconstruction project.

Centex ranked No. 1 in home building

UNIONTOWN — Fortune magazine has ranked Centex Corporation (NYSE: CTX) first in the home building industry on the magazine's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies." Centex is the parent company of Wayne Homes, headquarted in Uniontown. This is Centex's fifth top-spot ranking in the last 8 years on the Fortune list, ranking No. 1 three of those years in engineering and construction, and No. 1 two of those years in home building.

Wayne Homes has delivered more than 600 homes in its most recent fiscal year ending March 31. Wayne has received numerous honors, including being named "America's Best Builder" by Builder magazine, "Best Builder in America for Customer Service" by Professional Builder magazine,

Fortune selects "America's Most Admired Companies" from among the largest U.S. companies in 63 industry categories. In evaluating the companies in their respective industries, Fortune asked more than 10,000 business executives to rate candidates on eight key attributes of reputation including — people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products and services.

Mundy honored

by RR Donnelley

WILLARD — Danny Mundy will celebrate 40 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard March 27. He was hired in 1967 as a trucker in the bindery. He has worked his entire career in the bindery, as an index operator, index cutter operator, imprinter operator and currently as rollstripper operator.

Dan lives in Norwalk with his wife, Sandra. They have three children: Danny Jr., Eric and Patty.

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