BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Rep. Bill Posey Recognizes Trafford Realty’s 100th Anniversary On House Floor
By Space Coast Daily // September 6, 2017
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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Florida Congressman Bill Posey (R-8) made only his second proclamation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives when he recognized Trafford Realty Co. celebrating its 100th anniversary.
His comments were entered into the Congressional Record and will be a permanent reflection on a company started in 1917 by A. R. “Roy” Trafford and Russell Field.
“Mr. Speaker, I want to bring to the attention of my colleagues a true success story in the world of American small business. Trafford Realty Co., based in Brevard County, Florida, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary, a true milestone for any small business,” Posey said.
“Trafford Realty Co.’s leadership has witnessed the growth of Brevard County, from an area originally known for commercial fishing, citrus, and tourism to the center for space exploration. The company has survived and prospered through every national and local event of the 20th and 21st centuries. I ask my colleagues to join me in saluting Trafford Realty and its employees for their continuing contributions to our community and for achieving 100 successful years in business.”
As a former realtor himself and a principal in Posey and Co. Realtors in Rockledge, Posey understands the challenges of operating a successful residential and commercial real estate enterprise.
He was friends with A. H. “Al” Trafford, the company’s president from 1953 through 2009, and has maintained his collegial relationship with current president Terry Lolmaugh.
The congressman personally delivered a copy of the address, which he had mounted and framed, to Lolmaugh and several of his associates during a recent visit to the company’s office in Cocoa Village.
“This is only the second time in my House career that I’ve addressed the House to recognize a local business for their accomplishments,” Posey shared. “May you enjoy another hundred!”
“It was an honor to have Rep. Posey make this address to his fellow legislators and have it entered into the Congressional Record,” Lolmaugh said. “And for him to personally visit our office and present us with a framed copy, well, that was a special moment for all of us.”
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