John r. Grey
John graduated from Gulf High School in New Port Richey and completed courses in real estate and real estate law through Tomlinson Adult Education School, the University of Florida Extension Studies, Realtors Land Institute/Texas A & M, and numerous other real estate training sessions and seminars. John was the youngest person to be licensed by the Florida Real Estate Commission, in 1964. He joined his father at the family firm that year. In 1968, he made Partner and Sales Manager. Two years later, in 1970, John was named General Manager of F. I. Grey & Son, Inc. In 1977, John became company President.
John’s rapid ascent held true beyond the family firm as well. John has received numerous awards recognizing his dedication in the real estate field. John was awarded Realtor Associate of the Year and Realtor of the Year by the West Pasco Board of Realtors. He has been named Rotarian of the Year and awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award by the New Port Richey Rotary Club. John accepted the New Port Richey Jaycees’ Distinguished Service Award and received the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s first Small Business Person of the Year Award and its Eminent Pioneer Award.
Like his forbears, John has taken an active role in shaping the future of the West Pasco community through participation on volunteer boards and committees. John was appointed by the Governor to serve as Pasco County Commissioner. The Governor also appointed him as member and Vice Chairman of the Coastal Rivers Basin Board which he served as for 11 years. John was on the first Save Our Rivers Committee of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and is currently Chairman of the New Port Richey Land Development Review Board.
John was also appointed as first Lay-Member of Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee – 6th Judicial District and was a member of the first Pasco County School System Advisory Board. Other community and business organizations roles John has filled are Director for SunTrust Bank Nature Coast, HCA Community Hospital’s Trustee Board Director, West Pasco Hospital’s Board Chairman, and he was the founding Board of Trustees Chairman for Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center, serving in the role for 11 years. John’s support of the local medical community has also included past Board Chairman for the American Cancer Society’s West Pasco Chapter.
Other community organizations and programs that John has volunteered include past General Chairman of Chasco Fiesta, past Founding Director of Committee of 100. He is also a past Fund-Raising Chairman for the United Way of Pasco County and a past Director and President of the Pasco County Gator Club.
John’s community sports involvement has extended to Coaching West Pasco Little League Baseball, West Pasco Girls Fast Pitch Softball and being a Director for the West Pasco Girls Softball Association. Aligned with John’s passion for golf, he has also served as a Board Member for the Cypress Run Golf and Country Club.
John has been an active member of the New Port Richey Rotary Club for over four decades. He is a past President of the New Port Richey Jaycees and past State Vice President of the Florida Jaycees. He is also a current Member, Past Director, and Past President of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.
John retains memberships in several trade organizations. He is a Member and past President of the Florida Commercial Brokers Network; Member and past Director of the Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors; Member of the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Realtors; Member and past President and Director of the West Pasco Board of Realtors and remains a Member and achieved Accredited Land Consultant designation from the Realtors Land Institute.
John is an avid golfer, outdoorsman and family man. He and his wife, Sharon, have raised 2 daughters and now enjoy visits from their 5 grandchildren.