HPW Wins Regional Family Business Award

Triangle Business Journal ranks Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston among the top family-owned businesses in the Triangle region

It's a family thing! Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston recently received a prestigious Family Business Award from the Triangle Business Journal, and we couldn't be prouder. 

"We accept this Family Business Award with great pride for the longstanding legacy the Walston family, our talented leaders and real estate team have championed throughout the years," said Founder Don Walston, who remains actively involved as chairman. "It's really something to see a dream turn into reality, and that's what we've done here and continue to do every day."

Founded by Walston in 1973, our full-service real estate firm has established a stronghold in our local communities spanning from Alamance County in the West to Wayne County in the East.

Your Local Real Estate Company

Built on an enduring commitment to Help People Win—our growing real estate team, their clients, and all neighbors living and working in the communities we serve—Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has become the largest residential real estate company in the region, the top Coldwell Banker company in the Triangle, and one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Our company has 15 local sales offices including the top relocation division in the country and more than 900 agents and professional staff.

"Our family has always taken pride in serving others to the best of our ability, and we've made certain that core mission has remained steadfast throughout the years," said Walston. "We truly consider all of our employees and agents family and strive to empower them to be the best professionals and people they can be."

Helping People Win

Three generations of Walstons have worked at the company, all with the aligned vision to do better for others. Their shared focus has not only underscored our company's successes but also led to the creation of our HPW Foundation charitable arm. Through the HPW Foundation, the company and our generous agents and staff have raised more than $1.1 million benefiting not-for-profits including:

  • Habitat for Humanity in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties
  • Me Fine Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels Association of North Carolina
  • Military Missions in Action
  • North Carolina Arts in Action
  • UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

We also host an annual Turkeys for the Triangle program to feed military and food-insecure families during the holiday season. A collective effort of our company agents and staff and in partnership with Butterball, Turkeys for the Triangle has donated more than 32,000 turkeys and fed more than 130,000 people.

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