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May
7

Parks Jones Realty celebrates 52 years of serving Lawton, Fort Sill, Elgin, Cache and the surrounding areas this year! The longevity of our company and our outstanding reputation are based on the standards established by our owner, John S. Jones. The values of integrity, excellence, professionalism and education are ingrained in our Realtors and staff, allowing us to offer the very best service to our customers.

Parks Jones Realty was opened in 1966 by founding Broker, John Jones. A native of Virginia, John graduated from Virginia Tech and military service brought him to Fort Sill, where he met and married the former Helen Parks in 1959. John entered the Real Estate profession as a Sales Associate in 1961 and opened Parks Jones Realty in 1966.

Parks Jones Realty initially offered the services of listing and selling properties, as well as property management. Homebuilding was added two years later, which resulted in the building of approximately 500 homes in the Lawton area.  Land development was the next step, which included MacArthur Park and Eisenhower Village Additions. These two additions had Lawton's first Homeowners Associations, and these continue to be strong assets for homeowners in these areas today.

Because education has always been important to John, he established a comprehensive training program at Parks Jones Realty, and this tradition continues today. As a result, the Realtors of Parks Jones Realty are recognized throughout the community for the highest level of expertise and professionalism.

John has been an active leader in the real estate profession. He has served as President of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors and as a Director for the National Association of Realtors.  John was honored to be selected as Oklahoma's Realtor of the Year in 2003.

Locally, John has served as Chairman of the Lawton Board of Realtors, Chairman of the Lawton Multiple Listing Service and Chairman of the Lawton Home Builders Association. John has been selected twice as Lawton's Realtor of the Year, in 1979 and 1998, and was honored to be recognized as the first recipient of the Eddie McKesson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. The Realtors of Parks Jones Realty follow John's example and are actively involved in leadership roles in the real estate industry.

Throughout John's busy career, he has given tirelessly to the Lawton-Fort Sill Community. He has served as Chairman of the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Fires Patriots (formerly the Cannon Cockers) since its inception. This organization helps provide critical legislative support to Fort Sill.

The Salvation Army has always been important to John, and he has served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board since the mid-70s, having also served as Chairman of this Board and a bell-ringer each year. John Jones has made a practice of serving the community, and the Realtors of Parks Jones Realty follow his lead and actively give of their time and resources to serve Lawton, Fort Sill and the surrounding communities.

 John is currently a member of the Lawton City Planning Commission and has served there more than twelve years.

John and his wife, Helen, have been married 57 years and have raised three children. They now enjoy their five grandchildren, and still relish working everyday with no plans to slow down.

For years, Parks Jones Realty has used the slogan Home is Where the Heart Is. John Jones' and Parks Jones Realty's commitment to excellence are embedded in this slogan. The foundation of relationships begins with the heart, whether within the family or workplace. Parks Jones Realty continually strives to be caring, and we want our customers to know that after fifty-two years of service, Our Heart is Always in the Right Place.

Whether you are looking to purchase the home of your dreams, sell your house, buy investment properties, relocate, or build a new home, Parks Jones Realty can help with all your real estate needs. Located at 4301 NW Cache Road, across from Lowe's and next door to the Olive Garden... you can't miss us! Come by our office to receive a royal welcome... we'll be waiting on you.

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