Left to right: Angela Frizell, Marketing Director; Janet Blair, Facilities Director; Jenna Miller, Director of Operations; Dan Coryell, TLC Realty Broker Associate; Sam M. Coryell, President; 
Jessi Whitten, Chief of Operations; Ryan Young, Supply Chain Director; Tim Cody, Director of Construction; and Richard Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Left to right: Angela Frizell, Marketing Director; Janet Blair, Facilities Director; Jenna Miller, Director of Operations; Dan Coryell, TLC Realty Broker Associate; Sam M. Coryell, President; Jessi Whitten, Chief of Operations; Ryan Young, Supply Chain Director; Tim Cody, Director of Construction; and Richard Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Companywide Unity Necessary for Reaching New Markets

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The TLC Properties logo is a familiar sight to anyone who’s been in Springfield over the last 30 years. But recently, the founders decided to incorporate Coryell Collaborative Group (CCG) as an overreaching organization in an effort to strengthen the brand as it grows into a multi-state region.

“We put a lot of effort into branding, but we had all these other companies that worked to support that operations component. We decided to bring all five of those elements under one umbrella and call it the Coryell Collaborative Group to make us stronger as we move into other cities and also Arkansas and Kansas,” says Sam M. Coryell, president of CCG.

Coryell says, even though each of the five components are economically autonomous, the consolidation has created a unity of culture with an eye to moving into those new markets. “We want everyone that works for us to feel that they’re a part of Coryell Collaborative Group,” says Coryell. “Creating this foundation is going to make the product easier to control and growth happen much more smoothly when we do move into other markets. This ensures we’ll continue to preserve the same high standard we’ve held in Springfield for 30 years.”

“With this change, we’re really building on the idea of teamwork,” says Coryell. “All five of these companies had a different workforce and we really wanted to create this feeling that they were all part of something bigger. I knew we could restructure and really work together better.”

Coryell Collaborative Group is comprised of:

  • TLC Realty, which conducts acquisitions, divestitures strategies and contract management.
  • Good Deal Development oversees site development, zoning, entitlement and any legal necessities required for a build site.
  • TLC Properties budgets projects, evaluates rents and provides asset management services for the properties.
  • Team C Construction builds projects or acts as an owner’s representative.
  • Coryell Enterprises, the service component of the group, provides carpet cleaning, drywall repair, painting, capital improvements and other miscellaneous projects.

“We have a system here where we control the product from the time we buy the land, build it, service it and someday sell it,” says Coryell. “We never lose control of the product and we don’t ever have to outsource to some other operator that maybe won’t take care of the customer the way we want them to.”

“I feel the transition to CCG has impacted our staff by helping everyone understand the bigger picture,” says Jenna Miller, director of operations. “Everyone has a better understanding of the entire process, from land acquisition to leasing and maintaining the properties for years to come. It helps us take greater pride in what we do on a daily basis knowing the impact it will have on us in the future.”

“When we collaborate with the architects and engineers we’re always thinking about the customer,’’ says Coryell. “We don’t ever lose our values in any phase of a project and I think the customers can feel that. I feel like that’s been a secret of our success that we really hadn’t truly harnessed until now.”

Street Address:

3811 South Weller Ave., Suite A-101

Phone: 417-869-1118

Fax: 417-888-5159

Web Address:

www.CoryellGroup.com

Top Executives:

Sam M. Coryell, President;

Richard Smith, CFO;

Jessi Whitten, COO;

Dan Coryell, TLC Realty Managing Broker Associate

Year Founded: TLC Properties – 1988

Coryell Collaborative Group – 2019

Number of Employees: 133

Product or Service: Multi-Family Housing Property Management, Construction, Development, Unit Restoration, and Real Estate Sales and Purchasing

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