One business in Perryville has moved locations
Agribuck Properties held an open house to celebrate its move to a building at 502 East St. Francois on August 4. The new location should give the business more room to operate.
“We decided to move locations because it seemed like a better fit,” Agribuck Properties owner Devin Hoehn said. “There wasn’t anything wrong with our old location, but this one seems to better suit us with more storage space and bigger offices and a newer look.”
Along with the bigger space, the new location should also give Agribuck Properties more exposure.
“Here on Highway 61, we are pretty centrally located,” Agent Dalton Thieret said. “People should be able to see us.”
Hoehn noted that there were 100-125 people who attended the open house, which he felt was very good.
“I enjoyed being able to visit with a lot of people,” Hoehn said. “It was nice to see so many people come out and support us.”
Hoehn, along with Karen Ellis started Agribuck Properties in December of 2020 and they specialize in real estate including homes, hunting land, and investment property in the state of Missouri. Hoehn and Ellis broke into real estate a few years prior that focused more on residential properties, but found himself more interested in the land itself. The pair eventually broke off on their own to form Agribuck Properties.
“I feel like I have a better knowledge of that side of things,” Hoehn said. “We all grew up with a farming background and it just felt like something that would better suit their needs, along with working with houses.
Hoehn, along with Ellis, who has more than 26 years of experience in the real estate space, noted that it was scary to break off and form their own company, but to build something from scratch can be rewarding.
“It was scary, but you just have to go with it,” Hoehn said. “Whenever you start doing something, you can’t look back. We do everything we possibly can to help people and hope we leave a good taste in their mouth and want to continue to use us. I feel like we have done a pretty good job and keeping the clients we have happy and expanding from there. I believe that it is growing.”
That is evident as Thieret has been with the company for just over one year. He spent time in HVAC and felt like going into real estate was a good opportunity.
“I enjoy being out talking to people and trying to grow the business,” Thieret said. “If there was a good time to get into it, that would probably be now.”
Hoehn said that there is one main focus is not having one-time customers.
“We want clients that are going to call us back five or ten years down the road,” Hoehn said. “We are going to go out of our way to make sure they have a good experience. Referrals are great coming from previous clients that have helped grow the business so quickly. Clients who tell their friends and family and now it’s getting to the point where I’m hearing from people who I haven’t heard from in five years. It’s starting to be fun in that aspect.”