Top Area Real Estate Companies Combine in Historic Merger

Daytona Beach, FL – September 14, 2006 – The largest real estate firm in Volusia/Flagler County, Adams, Cameron & Co., has acquired the Real Estate side of Hayward Brown, Inc., in an effort to continue their sustained growth and market dominance.


The historic merger not only combines the area's oldest large Real Estate firms, but two family businesses that have become both well-known and well-liked contributors to the community at large.


According to the recent survey of leading local real estate companies conducted by the Volusia Flagler Business Report, the combined entity will have 80% more agents than its closest competitor and also increases the number of offices to 2.5 times over the next largest firm.


Hayward Brown, Inc.'s President and CEO, Richard C. Brown, a native of the area, comments, "It's a wonderful thing for these two organizations to come together. In this ever-expanding marketplace, Real Estate agents require the type and scale of resources provided by an industry leader like Adams, Cameron & Co.". Mr. Brown will continue to operate Hayward Brown, Inc.'s Insurance Sales Organization and will be licensed to conduct Real Estate with Adams, Cameron & Co.


Robert L. Adams, President and CEO of Adams, Cameron & Co., added, "We are fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire a company with the history and reputation of Hayward Brown. Throughout the years, Hayward Brown and the Brown family have exuded the highest level of integrity, quality, and service to customers. Our cultures are a natural fit for one another."


Both companies also boast the area's only two recipients of the prestigious Realtor Emeritus Award from the National Association of Realtors in Chicago - Helen Adams, Chairwoman and founder of Adams, Cameron & Co., and Dana Brown, Senior Vice President of Hayward Brown, Inc, each received the award for over forty consecutive years of service as Realtors.


Hayward Brown, Inc,, founded in 1936, by Hayward B. Brown, has over 40 agents in two offices in Volusia county. The company will continue to operate as a leading provider of insurance services for the area. The company pledges unequaled service to the public and each other on time…every time.

Founded in 1963, Adams, Cameron & Co. is the Daytona Beach Area's largest real estate company with over 265 agents in twelve offices throughout Volusia and Flagler counties. Adams, Cameron & Co. is pleased to support the area's residential and commercial real estate needs by bringing the most resources available with a pleasant family run atmosphere.

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