Chris Jones joins Torrey Smith Realty with a true passion for helping families and individuals settle into the community where he’s planted his roots. As a native from Somerset, Kentucky, he moved to the region when he and his wife, Carla, came here to study at the University of Louisville more than 25 years ago.
They originally landed in Taylorsville, and Chris began a successful career in manufacturing here in Shelby County, working his way up from the assembly line to production supervisor. Carla and Chris moved to Shelbyville 10 years ago, with their two boys Dylan (now 21) and Logan (now 19). Both Dylan and Logan became Eagle Scouts with the Boy Scouts of America. Chris served as assistant scout master and recalled his sons’ upbringing in Shelby County with pride. “We moved here for the school systems and discovered it was a fantastic place to raise our kids. We fell in love with Shelby County. My wife has worked in Louisville since she graduated, and it’s been a good fit for our family,” he said.
In June of 2017, Chris decided it was time to switch gears and pursue a career in real estate, eager for the challenge of working for himself and motivated to apply the skills he gained in manufacturing to help others build successful futures. Having worked with a variety of people through the years, Chris said communication is a skill he believes will add tremendous value in this new career and assisting clients. “I’ve worked closely with people from all walks of life, ranging from executives who make hundreds of thousands of dollars to assembly line workers making minimum wage. I believe I’m very relatable to people from different backgrounds,” he explained.
Chris enjoys going antique shopping in search for old pieces of furniture that need some tender, loving care and bringing them back to life. His workshop is full of projects in various stages, but Chris sees the potential in each one. He hopes to translate that vision for his clients who can count on him for seeing the potential in the house hunting and selling process. He chose to land with Torrey Smith Realty because of the long-held reputation of the company and the mentorship program offered to new agents.
In addition to rehabbing old furniture, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, including baby granddaughter Elaina, who brings a wide smile to his face. To connect with Chris about buying or selling a home, contact him at email@example.com or 502-817-5475.