As a Columbia, Tennessee born and raised native, Jimmy Campbell has had the opportunity to be a part of the infancy and development of the City of Columbia. Taking after his father, James M. “Jeep” Campbell, at the early age of 8 years old, he was learning how to lay pipeline and the road construction business.
One of many talents Jimmy possesses, is his foresight of what’s to come, never looking back. His dad said, “Don’t let your taillights be brighter than your headlights son.”
His father had the vision for the James Campbell bypass which is one of the main roads in Columbia. Many people thought he was crazy. However, Jeep bought three field farms linked them together and said, “Columbia needs a bypass.” Without permission he used his own equipment to build it. The State of Tennessee saw the vision and accepted the road for upkeep in the township, thus the name of James Campbell Blvd.
He has been fortunate to have been directly involved in the development of many local restaurants, businesses, mobile home parks, mini storage units, other commercial buildings, and numerous subdivision developments in the Maury County area, Gholson Woods, Country Hills, Savannah Cove, Sagewood, Chestnut Villa, Benton Hall, Deerfield just to name a few. In 1960 he and his family built and still manage Campbell Plaza Shopping Center with Kroger as an anchor store. While handling property management throughout the shopping center. Not a small task.
Jimmy jokes that “diesel fuel flows throw his veins” as he still enjoys hopping on a backhoe or Bulldozer to do a little work. You will never find him idle at a mere 76 years old. In fact, his two angels Christian and Terria do their best to try and keep up with him.
Growing up having the knowledge and taught from his father, commercial property and real estate came naturally. It’s been only in the last five years Jimmy went back to school to get his real estate license. He did try to retire 10 years ago, however, his wife told him there was “too much husband and not enough money”, so he went back to work as a real estate agent for Crye-Leike, REALTORS® in Columbia.
In coming out of retirement Jimmy has a very successful career with Crye-Leike, REALTORS® and has been in the Multi-Million Dollar Club for the last three years.
Out of approximately 650 regional agents within the Crye Leike network, Jimmy is #2 in 2021 in sales and has been top in 100 sales agents during the last three years.
For the month of February, August & September in 2021, he is the top agent (#1) in the Columbia Office having done that several times against some of Crye-Leike’s Premium Agents.
2020 Sold over $7 Million Dollars’ worth of real estate
2021 Sold over $17 Million Dollars’ worth of real estate.
2020 – present serves on Southern Middle Tennessee Association Board of Realtors (SMTAR)
2019 Student of the Year (at 75 years of age)
2021 Awarded Andy Akin Service Award Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors. (SMTAR)
Last 16 years, Serves on City of Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals
During his spare time, he enjoys life with his Bride Miss Sue of 50 years, son-n-law and two grandchildren. Unfortunately, his only daughter Meredith passed away suddenly in 2020. He also enjoys NASCAR racing, square dancing, wood working, are just a few talents he beholds. Jimmy is highly active in his Church having served as an Elder for the last 55 years and other committees. As, a Licensed Tennessee Contractor, he also had a hand in building a new church building from the ground up and will also buy and flip some homes. In fact, he is currently working on renovating his childhood farmhouse he grew up in.
He serves on the Southern Middle Tennessee Association Board of Realtors being awarded Student of the Year (at 75 years of age) in 2019 and awarded the Andy Akin Service Award in 2021 for contributions to the Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.
With his seasoned and vast experience and knowledge in real estate and Maury County area, you can’t go wrong in utilizing Jimmy as your expert in Real Estate and his team.