Greenville Life Spring 2020 - Page 9

and 1400 AM KGVL. “Everyone has a picture in their mind as they think about building a new home,” Ellis said. “I enjoy hearing new ideas and the real joy is handing them the keys to their new home.” Using the radio station also gives Ellis the opportunity to promote FISH, Hunt County Shared Ministries of which Ellis is a board member. Being in the real estate business Ellis also made the decision to take classes and get his real estate license. When it came time to find a broker Ellis looked for a veteran realtor with extensive knowledge of the Greenville real estate market and called Randy Tarpley. Tarpley was instrumental in the Ellis family companies acquiring the Ellis Farm and Stonewood Estates tracts of land. Tarpley Lane has now been named as the entrance street to Stonewood Estates off Center Point Lane. Ellis summed up where he is now by saying “Life is about choices and I love being a builder, being on the jobsite going in and out of the houses is very satisfying personally to me as I watch us build something. As a developerbuilder and member of the new Greenville Comprehensive Plan Committee, I am happy to pay my fair share to make Greenville better and keep our city and schools moving forward. “However, I believe the best choice I have made is Greenville. Living here, raising my sons here and being involved with my wife in the community. Being with my family last year at the July 4 parade and the fireworks celebration at the Sports Park and the Christmas parade downtown, those are special moments. When I say it on the radio I truly mean it — Greenville is the place to be and the place to call home.” SPRING 2020 Greenville Life 9