June 1, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of real estate brokerage, JBGoodwin REALTORS®, and to honor that milestone, the Texas Historical Commission has presented the organization with a Texas Treasure Business Award.
Founded in Austin in 1972 by J.B. Goodwin, JBGoodwin REALTORS® has grown with the region to be one of the state’s largest independent real estate brokerages. Today, the company serves residents of Central-South Texas from seven offices in Round Rock, Austin, Lakeway, New Braunfels, Schertz, Boerne and San Antonio. The company works with more than 850 agent partners who expertly assist clients with a wide variety of buying, selling and leasing needs.
"I’m honored and humbled that our organization has been recognized by the state in this way," says founder and CEO, J.B. Goodwin. "Going into business as a young man, you hope for any amount of success, but to be operating a still-thriving business after five decades is more than I could have ever dreamed of. Having helped countless individuals and families with their real estate needs over the years has been the most gratifying aspect of my career, and I look forward to many more years of serving our communities."
JBGoodwin is a perennial Austin-American Statesman and San Antonio Express-News Top Workplaces award winner and, in 2022, was named a Top Workplaces USA recipient company. In addition to its real estate services, the organization is very active in its charitable work, in particular on behalf of organizations who work in housing and homelessness. “Giving back to the communities we live and work in is as important an aspect of life at JBGoodwin as any, and we’re more than honored to devote our time and effort to that end,” said San Antonio Division President, Erin Cestero.
"In my mind, the company belongs as much to the incredible group of individuals who make up our team," adds Goodwin. "Over the years there have been unbelievable contributions by so many people, and I am eternally grateful to all who helped us get here."
The Texas Treasure Business Award recognizes well-established businesses across the state for their exceptional historical contribution to Texas communities. Since 2005, hundreds of Texas businesses have been honored with this award, including small local establishments and such well-known organizations as H.E.B., Adams Extract, and El Fenix Mexican Restaurants.