Howard Hanna, Jr., Founder Known as Bop Bop to his nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, Mr. Hanna was not only the inspiration for Helen's monthly column last year titled "WWBD - What Would Bop Do?" but also our company logo store which we named the Bop Shop.
To this day, 97 years old, Mr. Hanna visits the Corporate office, attends grand openings and groundbreakings, speaks at company events, and sends handwritten notes to all sales associates and employees who join the company.
|Founded by Howard Hanna, Jr. and Anne Freyvogel Hanna as the Howard Hanna Company with one office in the Oakland/Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, two blocks from the family home. Hoddy was 10 years old, Helen was 8, and Annie was 6. The family business was an integral part of growing up in the Hanna household.
|Appraisal Division established
|1st branch office opened in Fox Chapel area on Loop Street in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania
|Corporate Relocation Department established
|Barristers Land Abstract Company established
|Financial Services Division established
|Exclusive 100% Money Back Guarantee introduced
|Insurance Division established
|The Howard Hanna Sunday Showcase of Homes debuts, second in the county to feature homes for sale on a television show
|“The Choo Choo Chow Chow” fundraising campaign for the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital begins
|Ranked #1 real estate broker in Pennsylvania by REAL Trends Magazine
|HowardHanna.com is launched, the first company to have every listing on the world wide web
|Howard Hanna enters the state of Ohio with the acquisition of Del Realty in the Youngstown area
|First office opens in the state of West Virginia (Howard Hanna Premier Properties in Morgantown)
|First office opens in the state of New York (Howard Hanna Holt in Chautauqua)
|Acquisition of Smythe Cramer Co. in Cleveland, creating the 9th largest residential brokerage in the U.S.
|REAL Trends Magazine ranks Howard Hanna the 5th largest real estate company in the U.S.
|50th anniversary celebration included the City of Pittsburgh naming a street Howard Hanna Way
|Acquisition of Ohio’s second largest broker, Realty One Cleveland, adding 34 offices in Northern Ohio
|REAL Trends Magazine ranks Howard Hanna the 4th largest real estate company in the U.S.
|Acquisition of Edward Surovell Realtors in Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Hanna Commercial Ohio merger with Chartwell Group Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Chartwell Auction Group in Cleveland, Ohio
|Merger with William E. Wood & Associates, and their subsidiaries, Heritage Title and Towne Mortgage, adding 17 offices throughout coastal Virginia and North Carolina
|Acquisition of One Cavo, lead management company in Denver, Colorado
|Acquisition of Ostendorf-Morris, commercial real estate business in Cleveland, Ohio
|Acquisition of Langholz Wilson Ellis by Hanna Commercial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Merger with Nothnagle REALTORS®, #1 company in Rochester and Buffalo, New York, adding 32 offices
|Merger with RealtyUSA, adding 65 offices throughout the state of New York
|REALTrends ranks Howard Hanna Real Estate Services the 3rd Largest Real Estate Company in the Nation
|Merger with 1st Priority Mortgage, Inc. and Nothnagle Home Securities
|Acquisition of Welles Bowen Realtors, adding 8 offices in Northwestern Ohio
|Acquisition of CMK & Associates, adding 6 offices in Upstate New York
|Merger with Allen Tate Companies, adding 56 offices throughout the Carolinas
|Howard Hanna expands into Indiana, with new franchise office (Howard Hanna SB Real Estate) in South Bend