"Jan the Man" Gillespie
Jan, a native South Carolinian, actually grew up in the Grocery Industry, holding various positions in Store Operations, Distribution, and Human Resources. The majority of Jan’s career was in Human Resources, so he considers himself a true people professional. During his career in HR, Jan held the positions of Officer and Director of billion dollar corporations, and also had the privilege of serving on the board of directors of a billion-dollar corporation. While in Human Resources, Jan was also on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau, and was heavily involved in United Way campaigns.
Jan attended the University of Georgia, where he received his BBA before serving in the US Navy. Jan and his wife, Sally, and their two children, Carolyn and Michael, moved to Katy, Texas in 1987. Texas has been their home ever since.
Jan believes that a good Realtor should also become a friend. After all, that was the experience that led Jan to real estate in the first place. Jan and Sally's friend was Jimmy Franklin, of RE/MAX. It was Jimmy who convinced Jan that he should consider using his strong people skills in real estate, and as they say, the rest is history. In Jan’s first year, he was fortunate to become a member of the RE/MAX 100% Club, and his business has continued to grow. Jan attributes his phenomenal success to his dedication to giving each and every client the service they are seeking, and he has fun doing it.
Since 1999, when Jan joined RE/MAX, he has received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame award for earning over a million dollars in commissions. Additionally, at the RE/MAX State convention in 2010, Jan received the "TRUE GRIT AWARD" for getting the job done at all costs. The award commemorates Jan's ability to bounce back from severe personal adversity and resume excellence in the true RE/MAX tradition.