Small Business of the Quarter
The Brown Agency Receives the Small Business Of the Quarter
The Brown Real Estate and Insurance Agency was formed in 1973 when Mr. Charles R. Brown
bought the Ratcliff Real Estate and Insurance Agency, an established business since 1946. Brown and his wife
Pat ran the business together for many years which was originally located at 15-17 North 8th Street in downtown Opelika.
Needing to expand, the Browns bought and renovated an old Texaco Service Center on 100 S. 7th Street
in 1980 and moved the agency a short distance away to the location it still is today.
In 1983, one of the Brown’s sons, Bill, joined the couple in the business and the insurance part of the company of
sold, so the name became The Brown Agency. Bill has been the President of the company since 1984 and his mother, the
matriarch of the family and business, still works part time keeping the books! This agency is a full-service real estate
company providing the area with professional expertise in residential and commercial real estate sales, property management
and appraisal services.
The Brown Agency l 100 S. 7th Street l 334.745.3584 l www.thebrownagency.com