Name of business: Real Estate Teams LLC
Owners: Gloria and Roland Castle and Cheryl and James Bass
Address: 1441 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown
Opening date: Jan. 1, 2004
Products and services: Real estate residential and commercial sales and service
Market area: Washington, Frederick and Montgomery counties in Maryland, and Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania
How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "In 2001, the company began in Frederick, Md. Many Realtors (more than 200) joined the company and within two years, Real Estate Teams LLC (became) the largest commercial real estate company in Washington and Frederick counties."
Previous business experience: Gloria Castle served as the marketing director for the CSX credit union. Roland Castle served and retired from the military and federal government. Cheryl and Jim Bass owned and operated an electrical business.