Our Story

Founded in 1954 by George W. Hughey, Jr and Carl Neuman, Hughey & Neuman, Inc. was originally organized to complete home repairs and remodeling. Later, under the direction of George W. Hughey, Jr. the company branched into rental management. In 1968 George William Hughey, III (Bill) join Hughey & Neuman, Inc. and expanded the business into sales, leasing, and construction. In 1969, Bill became the president of Hughey & Neuman, Inc. and under his leadership grew the company into one of the largest property management companies in Albany, Georgia. After the flood of 1994, Hughey & Neuman, Inc. sold the property management division of the company to concentrate on sales. Today, Bill is still very involved in the day to day operations of the company focusing primarily on commercial, investment and land sales. In 1980, his wife, Sharon Hughey, joined the company as Vice President. Sharon broaden the sales of residential, commercial, and investment property and over the past 32 years has consistently received the Million Dollar Club Award each year. Sharon also received recognition winning the Professionalism Award in 1991 and Realtor of the Year in 1993 from the Albany Board of Realtors. Sharon as the associate broker of the company has continued her education through the years and has received her Certified Residential Specialist, Georgia Realtor Institute, and Accredited Buyer’s Representative designations to further her commitment to Hughey & Neuman, Inc. and the real estate industry.

In 2006, Katie Hughey Gatewood, daughter of Bill and Sharon, returned home after graduating from the University of Auburn and joined the family business as a third generation Realtor. In her first couple of years Katie received the Distinguished Young Realtor Award, Million Dollar Club Award, and earned her Certified Residential Specialist Designation . Katie furthered her commitment to the industry and her family business by receiving her Broker’s license in 2008. Katie has been very active in the industry as well in community services and is committed to Albany and Southwest Georgia.

In 2009, Callie Hughey Walker, the youngest daughter of Bill and Sharon, returned home after graduating from the University of Georgia and joined the family business. Callie received her Bachelor’s degree in Housing and Residential Property Management from UGA. Callie is very active in the industry and serves on many local boards including Albany Board of Realtors. Callie has been recognized for success and leadership with being named to the Million Dollar Club, Albany’s 40 under 40, and member of the 2012 Leadership Albany Class. Callie received her Broker’s license in 2012 and completed her Master’s in Business Administration in 2013.

Leslie McClure joined Hughey & Neuman, Inc. when she was just 19 years old and has been the glue that keeps the company together for over 25 years. Leslie is a licensed Realtor and holds the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the corporation. Her last name might be McClure but Leslie is definitely part of the Hughey & Neuman, Inc. family.

Hughey & Neuman, Inc. is a family owned and operated business for over 60 years. In January 2014, Katie and Callie transitioned to co-owners of the company from their father, Bill Hughey.

The Hughey & Neuman, Inc. family is dedicated to the Albany area and our passion for the community and its people runs deep. Bill, Sharon, Katie, Callie, and Leslie can’t imagine living and working anywhere else.

The Story of Hughey & Neuman