BARTLETT, TENN. - Crye-Leike Bartlett, the largest real estate firm serving the city of Bartlett, Tenn., recently organized a heartfelt breakfast event on Tuesday, May 16th, to extend its gratitude to the city's first responders. The event, hosted by Managing Broker Laura Gaither, brought together REALTORS and sponsors to honor these dedicated individuals.

Recognizing the selfless service rendered by the men and women who safeguard the community, Crye-Leike Bartlett aimed to express its appreciation through the breakfast event as a small token of gratitude.

"We are honored to be able to show our appreciation to the men and women who selflessly serve our city," said REALTOR Associate and MFD Retiree George Langston. Langston, who has firsthand experience in the field, recognizes the immense value that first responders bring to the community. "I have a soft spot in my heart for all these guys and girls. They chose a job that robs their family. So, remember when you're in need, it's three numbers and someone's coming. They showed up and Crye-Leike Bartlett showed out. Thank you for your dedication and service."

Langston, along with Brian "BJ" Bennett, originally came up with the idea for the breakfast in 2016. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to take some time off, but are now resuming the annual tradition in 2023.

"It is a blessing to live in a community where we can count on our first responders in every aspect," said REALTOR Associate Sonja Tulacz. "They are there in times of crisis, but they also take time out to visit our schools and businesses to educate us and truly be active members in our community."

REALTOR Associate Nancy Moore expressed similar sentiments. "We know that each of the first responders that attended this event had a full plate that day, not just at breakfast but with the many tasks that they are responsible for, and they still took time out of their day to allow us to honor them and spend time with us. We truly appreciate them."

Crye-Leike Bartlett, the first branch office opened by Harold Crye and Dick Leike in 1980, remains committed to serving the community's real estate needs. For more information regarding real estate in or around Barlett, Tenn., visit