Circle T Realty was started by Steve Torno and opened for business in Leon County in 1991. Shortly after that, Steve opened the Centerville office in 1993, which, was then located in the parking lot of the old Mama Mike’s restaurant. Within six months or so after opening that office, Steve joined forces with Wilson Real Estate, which was owned by Bill and Geneva Wilson, and began working in the same office with them. While the thought of two separate realty firms working out of the same office seems unorthodox to say the least, this was a relationship that flourished for 20 years until Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both retired and closed Wilson Real Estate. Steve contributes the success of this partnership to the fact that the Torno and Wilson families had been lifelong friends and attended the same church in Centerville.
Lisa Taylor, who is Steve’s sister, is also the office manager for Circle T Realty and has been with him since he opened the Centerville office and is the driving force behind the day-to-day operations at Circle T Realty. The entire Circle T bunch freely admits that Lisa is the “cog in the wheel” and she makes life at work much more pleasant and successful, besides, we could not do what we do without her, nor would we want to.
In 2000, Steve asked Tyson Henson to come to work with him in the business. Dennis Coffey joined the Circle T Realty team in 2011. All three salesmen are Texas A&M University graduates and are licensed real estate brokers. Linda Matthews came aboard in 2005 and works out of the Buffalo office. In 2011, Steve purchased the land on Hwy 7 across from the original office and began building a new office for Circle T Realty. Steve said “We closed the old office on Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend of 2012, packed and moved everything across the street, unpacked, and were open for business in our new office on Tuesday morning after Memorial Day. It was a long weekend, but it was worth it. We love our new office and are very thankful to have it”.
Steve and the whole gang at Circle T Realty are proud to be members of the business community here in Centerville and pride themselves in the fact not only do they work here, but they also live here and are always willing to support different community and school functions. “We just want to give something back to the community and the people that have supported us for all these years.” Circle T Realty is a full-service real estate company that deals in residential, commercial, and farm and ranch land. These guys work six days a week, and Sunday afternoons when necessary, and are willing and ready to help you with any real estate need you have.