Lindsey’s Realtors to celebrate 75th Anniversary on June 14
Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 14 at its Jackson Street office.
Lindsey’s Realtors is asking folks to stop by and join in the celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Their office is located at 14 Jackson Street in downtown Newnan. For more information, call 770-253-6990 or visit lindseysrealtors.com.
Newnan native Lindsey Hand Barron founded Lindsey’s, Inc. in 1948 when he purchased the Austin Appliance Company, holding the Westinghouse Appliance franchise in Newnan. The R.E.A. was just coming into Coweta County, so many people had no electricity, appliances, well pumps or wiring. The demand was great and the supply of good and electrical contractors was limited due to the aftermath of WWII.
Starting with one truck and two electricians, the business quickly grew to include not only electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, but furniture and appliances as well as the Pepsi Cola franchise in 13 counties.
In 1958, Lindsey’s Inc. moved from LaGrange Street to the building now occupied by the Newnan Times-Herald, Lindsey Barron began selling off the original businesses, focusing on real estate and insurance. The Pepsi and furniture businesses were sold and in 1962, the real estate business relocated to 12 Jackson Street. Later, the insurance business was sold to Glover Insurance Company.
In 1973, Frank H. Barron joined his father in the business and in 1977, Thomas W. “Chip” Barron, also joined his father. That same year, Lindsey Barron sold the business to his two sons, with Frank becoming principal broker and president and Chip being named executive vice president and associate broker.
With the next generation strongly rooted in the real estate firm, Lindsey’s is truly a locally owned and operated third generation, family business serving Newnan and Coweta County for 75 years.
Frank H. Barron, who was first licensed in 1969, serves as president and has been full time with the company since July, 1973, and served as the Qualifying Broker from 1978 until 2019.
Frank graduated in 1973 from the University of Georgia with a BA degree majoring in Real Estate. He is a GRI graduate and has served the local Board of Realtors in all capacities including two terms as president and one term as regional vice president of the state association and also the past president of the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce and the United Way. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Coweta and has served on the board of Directors for The Summit YMCA and The Heritage School and as a Trustee of Wesley Woods Foundation in Atlanta. Frank was named as the Coweta County Citizen of the Year in 2014. His 50 years of local real estate experience has guided the company since 1978.
He continues to be involved in the community through the Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors, the Newnan Kiwanis Club and has been an active Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Newnan. Frank was named as the first member of the NCBOR Hall of Fame in 2019 and is a Gold Phoenix Member of the NCBOR Million Dollar Club.
He is an avid sportsman and outdoorsman and is married to the former Vicki Wood of Newnan. Frank is father to Jess, Jenny and Vic, and has three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Thomas W. (Chip) Barron, first licensed in 1968, has been with the company full time since 1977, co-owner since 1978, serves as Executive Vice President and he has been the Qualifying Broker since 2019.
Chip has a BA Degree from Emory University plus a Law Degree from Mercer University and has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1974. His legal background has proved invaluable in assisting agents in drawing and wording contracts. He is a past president of the local Board of Realtors, and serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Georgia MLS. Chip is a former multiple term chairman and deacon of First Baptist Church of Newnan and is a former three-term member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees as well as a former member of the BB&T Bank Advisory Board. He is past president of the Newnan Kiwanis Club and past chairman of the Board of The Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce, Newnan Hospital, the local American Red Cross and the local United Way.
Chip was Realtor of the Year in 1991 and has received the Phoenix Award, the Silver Award and the Gold Phoenix Award. Chip was named as an NCBOR Hall of Fame member in 2020.
Chip is a sports fan and an avid golfer and is married to the former Margaret MacLennan of Charleston, S.C., has three children and eight grandchildren.
Tom Barron is a third generation member of the Lindsey’s team and graduate of Newnan High School and Mercer University.
Tom holds several real estate designations CMRS, SRS, SRES, AHWD and he is a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) and National Assoication of Realtors (NAR). Tom has sold over $175 Million in sales and he has received the Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors Top Producer Awards in 2013, 2015, 2020, 2021 and 2022. He has served as Past President of the Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors (2012), as well as served on the Habitat for Humanity and Keep Newnan Beautiful boards.
He is married to Kristin Langley of Macon and they have two daughters and a son. Tom is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Newnan and an avid Braves and UGA fan.
Jess Barron was born and raised in Newnan, Georgia and is a third generation realtor.
He is a graduate of Auburn University with a BSBA in Finance. He also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina. Jess has been a licensed realtor, in Georgia, since age 20. At age 23, he earned his broker’s license from Barney Fletcher Real Estate School in Atlanta. Jess earned his GRI designation in 2019. The Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation is held by less than 20% of Realtors nationally. He also is a Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS).
In 2023, Jess earned his Broker’s license for the state of Alabama. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR), Georgia Multiple Listing Service and Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors (2018 President). Jess is a Phoenix Member (Youngest Member) of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club. In 2015, Jess was named the Humanitarian of the Year Award for the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors. Jess also was named the 2014 Best of Trulia Top Agent Award (Given to the Top 1% of all agents on Trulia). In 2019, Jess was awarded the 2018 Realtor of the Year from the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.
Jess is married to Meredith Rich, of Peachtree City. Meredith and Jess were married, in May of 2016, at Hilton Head Island. In 2018, Meredith and Jess had twin daughters, Braelinn and Bentley. Meredith and Jess attend Southside Church and First Baptist Church of Newnan. He has served as Treasurer for the Coweta Community Foundation and a Board Member for Chattahoochee Now. Jess now serves as a Director for the Wesley Woods Foundation, as well as the Board of Trustees for The Heritage School in Newnan and a Board Commissioner for the Housing Authority of Newnan. Jess is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling during his free time.