Bob Sutton Real Estate & Loans, LLC

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bob Sutton Real Estate & Loans, LLC, located at 301 N. Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff, Mo., has been in business since 1951. The current owner, Robert Sutton, Jr., learned well from his father, Robert Sutton, Sr. who started the business in 1951.

"Shortly before my father died, we stopped being real estate brokers," Robert Sutton said. "We no longer sell real estate on commission for others. We are now licensed mortgage brokers. We make loans on real estate and pending injury lawsuits." Their loan officer is Connie Shields.

As Sutton explains, changes in the economy have led the company to diversify into other avenues. They now own the storage units known as West Maud Storage and S & S Construction and Homes--a construction company led by Brad Smith.

Sutton Sales Company is another of their businesses. Through Sutton Sales, they sell autos, four wheelers, furniture and other items.

Currently they are involved in a major commercial development at Highways 53 and 142. They are also building homes in their subdivision, Terrace Trails, which is located off of W Highway. Sutton Real Estate has rental property and they often sell some of their own houses on contract for deed. Thanks to all of this diversity, the business has increased dramatically, Sutton said.

What began as a family owned business remains a family operation. In addition to Robert, Jr., his mother, Ramona Sutton has been with the company since 1955 and continues to work four days a week. His son, Austin, manages the company website from Duke University where he attends college, and daughter, Haleigh will help in the office all summer.

As for the future, Robert Jr., sees his company "doing even more construction and continuing to diversify into fast food, commercial rentals and other loan businesses.

If you need a real estate loan, a storage unit, a car, four wheeler or if you want to build a home or rent space, visit the web site @, call 573-785-6451 or better yet stop by Bob Sutton Real Estate & Loans LLC. Hours are: Monday - Friday, 9 a. m. - 5 p.m.

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