On a summer into fall evening (October 2, 2015), current and retired agents and staff gathered at the Minneapolis Women’s Club to celebrate Fazendin Realtors® 50th year in business!
It was a treat to see everyone dressed in their finest attire and a feeling of celebration was in the air. The venue of the Women’s Club was specially selected by Andy and Elizabeth Fazendin, our hosts. They wanted an elegant home type ambiance and Teta Fazendin, wife of Roger used to be a member of this Club – so it brought the fifty years full circle!
Cocktails and served appetizers were enjoyed as everyone gathered. Music was provided by a wonderful trio adding to the festivities. Professional photos were being taken in the library. Before moving to the dining room, a toast was shared by new owner, third generation, grandson and son, Andy Fazendin. The dining room was beautifully decorated with tall floral arrangements and candlelight on the tables. A wonderful meal was served and guests chose between 3 tasty meal options. Conversation flowed about a variety of topics including traditional Fazendin events and special celebrations throughout the years. Fazendin is known for its sense of community and support of one another and tonight’s festivities were no exception.
After dinner, second generation Dan Fazendin shared some memories of the first fifty years of business at Roger Fazendin Realtors®. He shared how his dad, Roger started this company and what his wife, Teta would say every time Roger would share a new vision or idea “here we go again!” Roger was a creative, entrepreneurial spirit, who was a hard worker and a desire to make his business succeed. Dan took over running the company in 1979 and has been the owner since 1986. Andy purchased the company in June of this year. Dan touched on milestones throughout the years, things that made a difference to the growth and stability of the company. Everyone enjoyed Dan’s walk down memory lane and you could see many heads nodding in the group to his comments. Andy then shared and added his thanks and shared about his vision for the next 50 years. Both Dan and Andy stressed that it’s the people that have made Fazendin then and continue to make it what it is today! Both gave heartfelt thanks to their wives, Lynn and Elizabeth for their faithful, unwavering support to them and to the company.
Fazendin Realtors® is a special place to be a part of! It’s a family business that cares – whether you are an agent, or a staff person, or a client – Fazendin takes the role of serving very seriously and they have for 50 years! Congratulations Fazendin’s on 50 wonderful years in residential real estate and cheers to the next 50 years! Click here for photos from this wonderful celebration.